- CASE FILE
I am concerned about my fiancé, he has a very complicated history and struggles with diabetic gastroparesis.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
When my fiancé was 14 he was fighting for his life against severe pancreatitis. He had a gallstone pass into his common bile duct. He was placed into the hospital for 6 months due to his pancreatic enzymes digesting his organs. He underwent cholecystectomy, splenectomy and pancreatectomy. He had some degree of normalcy for about 8 years. About 5 years ago he was diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. He struggles with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, hypotension, dehydration, malnourishment, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, diabetic neuropathy, chronic diarrhea, epicgastric/ left upper quadrant pain, episodes of extreme weakness with wobbly legs, immunosuppression, iron deficiency anemia, and B12 deficiency. He has been struggling with his quality of life. In May of 2019 he finally underwent a Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty to aid in his gastric emptying. He has had to have PICC lines placed for home hydration and the use of antiemetics. Although he has had the surgery for gastric emptying, he continues to be in excruciating pain with nausea and vomiting. He also gets flares when he has to have a bowel movement. The hospitals have begun to look at him like a drug seeker and they ask what we want them to do about it. He just wants to feel some degree of normalcy again.