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6/5/2017 Latest post:
On May 2nd, Mia Pearcy entered the Emergency Department with abdominal pain and was diagnosed with gallstones. In order to further evaluate the gallstones and treatment options, an ERCP procedure was performed on May 3rd. During this diagnostic procedure, Mia’s bile duct was perforated during the process of putting in a stent. This rare complication, lead Mia with a new diagnosis of pancreatitis. While in the hospital, Mia’s lungs filled with fluid. A thoracentesis was performed and 350 ml of green infected fluid was removed from her lungs. Mia continued to struggle with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. In order to provide Mia with nutrition, a feeding tube was attempted to be placed and was unsuccessful. A PICC line was inserted on May 17th. Mia began ambulating and eating small meals and was discharged home on May 18th with Jim and Sara assisting with administration of the antibiotics through her PICC line. While at home, Mia’s abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting reoccurred and she was readmitted back to the hospital on May 19th. Mia’s gallbladder was removed on May 22nd as it contained infected fluid which still continued to irritate her pancreas. A feeding tube was successfully placed on May 29th. This tube feeding was placed away from the pancreas in order to allow the pancreas some time to heal. As of June 1st, Mia is still struggling with nausea and fatigue. Her lab values are continuing to become more stable every day. Mia is currently waiting for placement in another level of care or a transitional care unit.