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Ok, I need some insight please. My husband was diagnosed with Pancreatits back in 2010/2011. He’s 55 yrs old now and is an alcoholic. He has never stopped drinking and after about 4 hospital stays in the beginning, he realized that treatment is simply starvation until the pancreas settles, so he hasn’t been to a doctor in years – he self-treats.
He’s 5’10” and weighs about 130 lbs – sometime more, sometimes less. He throws up on a daily basis. He was prescribed enzyme tablets which worked for him at first, but he has since stopped taking them.
We went on vaction last week and got there on Thursday morning. We went to the grocery for water and snacks for our hotel room and there happened to be a liquor store attached. He bought a fifth of Wild Turkey and had that gone in less than 24 hrs. He went back the next day and bought a 1/2 gallon – that lasted a little over 3 days. On top of all that, he had multiple double shots at restaurants and also took anxiety pills. When I asked him after we got home, he couldn’t remember if he kept any of the meals he ate down.
Back in 2011 when he was in a major hospital in our state, the doctor told me that any attack could be fatal. I try to talk to him, but as you can imagine, it never ends well. What I don’t understand is how is he surviving this major self-abuse? Can anyone who understands this disease as well as alcoholism help me understand what’s happening? Every morning I wake up wondering if I’ll find him alive or dead. I fear the stress of the situation is sending me into depression.
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