Re: Pancreatitis-Is there help?
kathy, i feel for your daughter in law, as i have suffered from pancreatitis from sept of last year until january of this year. It was horrible. The worst pain I have ever felt in my life. I spent usually a week in the hospital every month getting IV fluids and wound up doing IV nutrition at home. It was what finally at least made me comfortable because i didnt have to eat, which meant my pancreas worked less. The best that you can do for pancreatitis is to avoid the things that make it worse, and typically that is food. I too didnt want to go on disability so I worked with this IV line in and gave myself iv nutrition at night so i didnt have to eat. And yes there was the narcotics that I had to endure. It is a rough time, and my heart goes out to your family and her. The best there is to offer is trying to find the root of the problem, whether it is some thing like sphincter of oddi dysfunction or just pure pancreatitis from unknown etiology. Pain control is the best that they can do for most pancreatitis sufferers. So what ever it takes to make her comfortable. GOod luck to you.