My Dog has Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis happens when the pancreas becomes inflamed. That’s an organ near the stomach that helps digest food and control blood sugar. (Source)

Leroy was not eating and passing blood all over the floor. It’s freaking me out.

The treatment is not really a treatment. You give him fluids and hope it goes away. Modern medicine is amazing and can do crazy things, but doctors will also admit that they really don’t understand 99% about how our bodies really work.

One colleague was talking about anesthesia that his child had received. The doctor said they know that certain drugs will knock you out for some period of time, but they really don’t understand WHY they knock you out or why some people react more or less to certain drugs.

Our bodies are incredibly complicated. This doesn’t mean we won’t understand them one day, but for today, it’s mostly a mystery. I remember my wrist odyssey being so frustrating because no one really knew what was wrong.

Doctors often look for the usual suspects and then give up or start experimenting until they stumble upon the right answer.

Health Care is the most amazing thing and the most frustrating thing in modern society. No wonder people get so riled up about it.