My dad is in the hospital with pancreatitus. I didn't know what that was until I found out that he has it. I did a lot of research on it.
pancreas basically makes acid that is typically released in the small
intestine but in his case he has a massive build up of it in his
pancreas and it is releasing in his pancreas. This is causing him to be
in excrutiating pain even with a morphine drip. They are treating this
by basically trying to his pancreas to shut down so that it will stop
making the enzymes that are being released in the wrong place. He has
been there since monday around noon. He hasnt been aloud to eat or drink
anything in attempt to shut down the pancreas. He is still in horrible
pain and is now having issues breathing. They had him on oxygen when I
went to see him tuesday night. I just found out that he had been moved
to the ICU because his stats arent staying up where they need to be!
THey hadnt been able to determine if he had acute pancreatitis or severe
acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis. With the extreme drop in
stats and having basically no progress we are all leaning towards severe
acute pancreatitis or chronic.
am so worried about my dad. He has always been the strong one in my
life. He has always been there for me to pick me up when i am down and
now he is really sick and all I can do is cry. I tried talking to bestie
about it but she fluffed me off because she just had her baby. I
understand that she just had her baby. But her baby is going to be here
for a very long time, my dad could die from this. I just need someone to
comfort me right now and nobody seems to understand that