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A close relative whom I care for has been in a long haul hospital stay following a acute form of pancreatitis (caused by gallstones), which has now lead to some form of tissue necrosis.
She has a somewhat large collection of fluid around her pancreas and the hospital had a put a drain in to help with healing. She has been recovering well but the drain was upped in size recently as it is taking time to drain. The plan is to let this drain and then in 6-8 weeks look at how to remove gallstones.
Whilst recovering she has however not been eating well - very small portions if anything and feeling nauseous.
She got discharged and ever since then she has not been able to eat because anything she puts in causes her to either feel nauseous or vomit watery green/yellow liquid (which looks like bile).
She had been put on Creon and we found that this caused excessive stomach rumbling, sometimes constant toilet runs or just pure constipation. However one important thing to mention is that we have noticed this causes vomiting. Explained to the doctors and they were not really concerned but took her back in hospital to monitor. Since then we have decided not to give her Creon and see what happens (doctors thought bad idea as can cause diarrhoea). However, she has now had more food and liquid intake, including a main meal and no stomach rumbling, no vomiting however constipationstill remains.
I came across this rather helpful and knowledgeable advice and just wanted to seek some first hand advice and ask:
Is Creon likely to cause this? and what is the consequences of not having Creon but eating a low fat but normal diet? Could this mean she actually doesn't require it?
I am bit worried about this tissue damage - what is the affects of this medium term / long term?
They plan to remove the gallbladder or gallstones after 6-8 weeks is this normal?
Sorry I know I am asking questions more aligned to what a doctor can ask but I am getting mixed to no proper answers and it would certainly be great to get some knowledge / advice from people who have had first hand experience of this
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