Pancreatitis and organ failure

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Avatar f tn After two days i was told last night her kidney is at 7, i cant remember what her BUN was or any other number because at that point i was told she now has pancreatitis and her liver is going bad as well. They are releasing her today with me and told me to take her home, make her comfortable at home and she can either pass on her own or i can bring her in after a few days to be put down. I am having a hard time with this whole thing and felt it came on quickly.
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar f tn No one else in the family was having it, so I was thinking I had some kind of organ failure or something! Yikes. I kept googling, though, and found that there is a fish called escolar that causes this phenomenon. It is often sold under the wrong label (orange roughy, cod, sea bass, white tuna), so you may not know you have eaten it. This fish cannot process certain esters, so it stores large quantities and human consumers excrete them. I don't know why the rest of my family has had no problem.
6839387 tn?1385681693 Hi everyone, I am glad to have found this supportive place even though I hate becoming a member of the renal failure club. I know there are lots of threads here on renal failure and I am reading them all, but so many seem to lack specifics. I am hoping someone here can respond to my dog's info and give me some idea if a dog with these numbers has ever stabilized or if I am looking at days of quality time instead of months.
Avatar f tn My mother's cat was dying of liver failure last year and my husband and I had to take him in for that final trip. Mom was too ill and couldnt face it anyway. I'm so glad I could be there for her pet as a loving escort out of suffering. And that's really what it's all about - an end to suffering. God bless you for doing everything you could. Never forget that. There always comes a point when we are called home. The knowing doesn't make it any less painful.
Avatar m tn My nose is running, I still feel nauseous there's pains and itchy tingling feeling around my stomach area and sides of my ribcage and hands and chest, my appetite is gone, my throat burns, and I feel really tired and confused. Does this mean I have damaged some of my organs, what other symptoms should I look out for. I drink often, and I normally dont get hangovers at all, and when I do they dont last very long and I usually only get a headache.
Avatar f tn We lost our first dog to pancreatitis and associated liver failure. He was an inpatient the last 2.5 weeks of his life with TPN nutrition and hydration given through a port in his neck. His pancreas got so hugely swollen that the pressure on the bile duct caused the bile to back up into his gallbladder and liver. There was just nothing else to be done so we had to put him to sleep.
Avatar n tn coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state. Paradoxically, it's a laxative (lactulose) which can improve their mentation by converting and clearing amonium from the system - which is a function of a healthy liver So it's a roller coaster I'm afraid.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I would have to be completely honest and say, given her age and her kidney failure, and given that she has had (presumably) good dental care up to two years ago - I would forget about the dental work. It is true that according to some sources, bad dental hygiene is a major contributor to kidney failure. However, once a dog is in kidney failure, stress can be even more damaging. And that's without the high risk that anaesthetic will introduce.
Avatar f tn Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood.
Avatar f tn The USC Division of Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Abdominal Organ Transplant Division at the Keck School of Medicine consists of health care professionals who specialize in the following hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures: live donor liver transplant, liver transplantation, liver surgery, pancreatic surgery, gallbladder and bile duct surgery, portal hypertension surgery and bloodless surgery.... Here's the web link: http://www.surgery.usc.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Samantha is a nearly 18 year’s old bichon frise and was diagnosed with kidney failure on Oct 2. She has good days and bad days. Sam has been on daily IV fluids since Oct. She takes zantac, vitamins, cranberry, denamarin and anti-phosphorous medicine twice daily. She has lost considerable weight and lately has become disinterested in food. I am supplementing her little intake of food with nutrical. That's the bad news.
179856 tn?1333550962 Wow I really had no idea you could have liver failure and kidney failure and all that........I never really thought about it and now it makes more sense why karen Carpenter died from it.
Avatar f tn At the very best, this and other theoretical and in vitro study results suggests probiotic therapy might augment a 10% - 20% decrease in blood work markers of renal failure. In turn, this could be enough to affect clinical symptoms and the course of the disease – or not. Dog owners grasping around for anything that could promote positive change might consider these conclusions are encouraging enough to try Azodyl.
Avatar f tn All research I've done says some autoimmune diseases can cause multiple organ failure. Both Pancreatitis and POF can be caused by AI disorders. Lupus, however, was ruled out while I was in the hospital. I can't get a doctor who really wants to dive into this and believes its related, but I know in my gut that it is. Has anyone else ever had organ or system failures along with POF? What are some of the AI disorders that cause both or multiple? Believe me, this is way out of left field.
Avatar f tn They went back to their lifestyle and she became just as sick again over time, was hospitalized, suffered organ failure on all fronts, became comatose and died. The only specific symptom I've heard about was bleeding profusely from small injuries. The whole sdtory sounds to me like cirrhosis, pancreatitis and all the other consequences that follow liver failure from alcohol use. Can this happen from lupus?
Avatar n tn could they have done duodenal perforation during ERCP, which when further undiagnosed, and untreated within 16-41 hours caused full blown sepsis, perotinitis and subsequently renal failure, necrosis, gangrene, eschemic bowel, kidney failure and within further 39 hours multiple organ failure and death.
Avatar n tn I was initially diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis for which I was treated; concurrently I had high thyroid antibodies with dry mouth and dark urine before going into remission; based on my family history (father with RA, congestive heart failure, inflammatory pneumonia misdiagnosed as lung cancer and kidney/pancreas issues) and recent research, I realize I probably have igG4 systemmic disease (I had extremely high IgG4 levels when disease flared).
Avatar f tn Iron over load and my symptomology I'm scheduled for a cervical ACDF next week. My neurosurgeon said if I didn't do the fusion is be paralyzed . He said it was elective. He placed tons of FEAR into me. I had severe pancreatitus in march of 2012.. Now thank God I found your post,I'd like to postpones the ACDF surgery and investigate further the long word you gave for IRON overload as being the culprit for my cervical spondylitis and he suspects I also have AS.
Avatar f tn I'm going to have to do a little reading on the interaction between pancreatitis and kidney failure, so please bear with me. In the meantime, I think you may benefit from reading my article on diet and, if nothing more, it may give you some ideas on foods worth trying: http://www.infobarrel.
931217 tn?1283484935 Neutering involves removing the source of the hormones that control reproduction and that determine the typical physical and behavioral characteristics that distinguish males and females. In dogs and cats, this is usually done by surgically removing the testicles in males (castration) and the ovaries in females (spaying). In the United States, the uterus is typically removed along with the ovaries in females, and virtually all dogs and cats are spayed or castrated.
Avatar m tn After a serious bout of severe pancreatitis and total organ failure, I recovered except for a pseudocyst which they are just leaving and insulin dependent diabetes. Wondering if the cyst will eventually disappear and if the diabetes will ever resolve itself. Illness began in the spring of 2008....hospitalized for 5 weeks beginning September 2008. Had the offending gall bladder removed in Jan. 09. Sludge blocked the common bile duct. Hard to see on ultrasound.
Avatar n tn I had several surgeries including debreadment of nacrotic tissue in my pancreas. i had a trache. I had multi organ failure and blood clots. I recovered rapiddly once sent to rehab. I never fully regained my strength even after Pulmanary/cardio rehab. I had many set backs and hospitalizations Incisional hernia surgery Psuedocyst of the pancreas. In 2001 I developed severe Bacterial Pneumonia luckily I didn't need to be intubated.
Avatar n tn he was in kindney failure and heart failure. he started having fits over the weekend and arrested twice. on both occassions i successfully carried out cpr but after a lot of soul searching and on my vets advice (she said charlie only had days left at best and probably hours) i agreed to putting him down, although i regret it now. my wife ran off with someone last year and now i've lost the best freind i ever had. no more dogs for me. but thanks for the advice.
Avatar m tn This was acute necrotizing pancreatitis with sepsis and organ failure. His gall bladder never did show stones except on one ultrasound weeks after he was admitted to the hospital. The scans did show sludge blocking his common bile duct and that is what caused the pancreatitis. After nearly dying, he is still trying to get stronger a year and a half later. He was left with insulin dependent diabetes as a result. The sludge is kind of like sand and bile mixed and can block the duct.
Avatar m tn After being off medication for 4 months my illness came back in Fall 2008 and I received inection of cojectin, copixol, and ativan, and then physiatrist prescribed celexa and seroquol, and then switched from seroquol to olonzapine because serouqol was not working well. Doctor said I have to take these for at least a year, and might forever.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar f tn Even if your dog does not love the vet, if he has Cushing's syndrome, the appropriate medication can help to decrease his excessive drinking, and urination, and correct his other problems and improve his quality of life for the time he has left.
1916673 tn?1420236870 The symptoms of anemia are rapid breathing, a lack of energy and pale gums. In severe cases, anemia can lead to coma, organ failure, hypothermia and death. An emergency blood transfusion is usually suggested, if the level of PCV falls below 20%. There are a huge number of ailments and infections that create low PCV readings and secondary testing is always taken to narrow the possibilities down.
Avatar f tn i have a good buddy with alcohol induced chronis pancreatitis,and ill tell you what i do know about this condition..STRAIGHT FORWARD...so be prepaired for some negetive comments.sorry. 1. its not curable,and only progressive,to the point of it being fatal. 2.fatality tends to come from other organ failor such as the kidneys or heart. 3.the main issue is pain managment,and that is a VERY hard thing to do,as i have seen my buddy swallowing handfulls of oxyconton and it didnt do sh-t for his pain!