My husband is 29, non-drinker, non-smoker, fairly good shape, no cholestral, no family history of pancreatitis. One day he experienced severe abdominal pain. At the ER, a CAT scan, resulted in an "inflamation of his pancreas," and consequently admitted to the hospital. A triple lumen on his chest was inserted, the past three weeks he has not had a drop of food and liquid (except ice chips).Daily blood tests and blood cultures taken.
Week 1: Severe pain, majority of pain on left and lower middle of his abdomen
Abdomen physically bloated, hard,tender.
Given antibiotics,(even though no sign of infection)
Fever, excessive sweating, cold sweat, nausea (given anti-nausea medication), difficulty breathing, high pulse
Week 2: Second CT scan showed pancreas actually grew and much bigger than the first CT, however the fluid around the abdomen had lessened.
Pain is focused on the left side of his abdomen.
Sugar levels are high, given insulin
Placed on extra fluids, excessive sweating
Week 3: Fever broke
High Blood sugar, given insulin
Abdominal pain on left side, stomach alittle softer, less tenderness
Feels hungry and very thirsty
Extremely week, no energy to move or speak
Extremely dry throat, almost lost his voice
Restless, feels like inside his body is extremely hot,
Stomach feels on fire, given pepcid
Amylase and lipase levels coming down from 300, to 68 for amylase
It has been 3 weeks, and there doesn't seem to be much improvement, what can we do?Can you tell me more about the fluid, where it comes from and goes? Enzymes and levels? Fluid inside the pancreas?