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Did my mom have PC? was posted 12/08/2016 10:42 pm by GG
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Hello, my 68 year old Mom passed away in June 2015. She had lost a ton of weight and initially had a lot of back pain and fatigue. She has had pancreatitis in the past a few times (non drinker but heavy smoker) well she tried to hide her symptoms but I noticed she wasn't eating anymore and when she tried, she would gag, very fatigued, a lot of pain in her upper abdomen, no yellow skin or change in stool color. This went on for about 2 months, well she finally couldn't take the pain any longer and went to ER, her lipase level was in the 300's, she was 98 lbs and unable to eat, her blood sugar was also very low. They diagnosed her with reoccuring pancreatitis and kept her. A CT scan showed small mass in the head on her pancreas but it took them like 4 days to tell us this, seemed weird, anyway, she went for what was supposed to be a biopsy, went in, didn't do the biopsy! They messed up and said they didn't know they were supposed to, anyway the report of them just looking at her pancreas said it was extremely inflamned. During her hospital stay her lipase levels ( I think that was what it was) were up and down, went down for a day then spiked way up again. Long story shirt, she fell while in the hospital and broke her hip, during surgery she passed away from a ruptured aortic aneurysm (she knew she had) SO......big question, did she indeed have PC? Doctors say by her symptoms, probably. She didn't want an autopsy and as much as I wanted to do it to know, I respected her wishes. I'm still so mad at the hospital for not getting the biopsy done, i also wonder if it can be hereditary. Sorry for the long rambling, thank you.

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