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I would give any amount needed to this cause in a heartbeat! My Two oldest daughters were diagnosed with hereditary pancreatitis as children and I've had more than my share of stays in out-of-state hospitals over the years. If there had been even one specialist in this area, we could have stayed here. Even now it would be beneficial to them.

Even though both are grown now, one daughter still has to be admitted at least twice a year for treatment. As sad as it sounds, she still doesn't get proper care because the doctors here just do not know how to properly treat her condition and refuse to look at her chart to see what works.

I'm not a doctor but I have learned a few key things from the big city hospitals over the years with pancreatitis. The first is to treat the pain but You NEVER give drugs or anything by mouth because you essentially want the pancreas to rest and you NEVER give a pancreatitis patient morphine, especially when they are allergic to it.

As it stands, she was just admitted to the hospital but it's going to be a long road to recovery once again because the attending doctor has absolutely no knowledge or experience in treating her illness and it seems that they are also refusing to listen to her and at least look at her chart to see what has worked. Instead of taking the time to research her illness, her doctor wants to give her tylenol by mouth, then loratab, both of which will not work. Now its on to morphine???

If there were a team of specialists in place when she was younger, we could have stayed here and all records would be here on proper and effective treatment. But that would mean taking the time to review charts.

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