Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

Hang in there was posted 03/03/2019 12:04 am by Anonymous
E-mail Address:

Message Text
I'm having trouble posting again, so I'll have to break up my message into multiple parts. Sorry..

You are really doing a great job at being an advocate. Your husband - and your MIL - are so lucky to have you there.

So, as you may know, gastroparesis does NOT cause mental status changes. Gastroparesis can certainly explain her vomiting and difficulty eating, but it sounds like the GI is not having much success managing that either... There are many treatments so it is really critical that the GI be experienced with the options. Are they trying several different treatments? What medicines?

Is a nutritionist closely following her? You can develop vitamin deficiencies that can cause you to become confused. Things as simple as B12 or thiamine deficiencies can cause confusion. Maybe you can ask the nurse if the nutritionist that is ordering her diet could stop by to answer some questions. You can ask them how they supplement for vitamins, and whether it is common to develop any deficiencies on this diet. And you can ask them.... do patients sometimes become delirious just due to this artificial diet?

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List


Responses

*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2019 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am