My husband was admitted to the hospital 13 days ago with gallstones and severe acute pancreatitis. He had his gallbladder removed a week ago and all went well. He is feeling much better, has more energy, and has little pain. His lipase and amylase numbers are down, but his white blood cell count is still high. Today he had fluid removed from around his pancreas. We are still waiting on the test results, though the doctor said he didn't see a lot of pus in the fluid, and no blood. He has type 2 diabetes but was not on any medication for it yet. Now he is on 2 types of insulin.
So, I have 3 questions. Hopefully someone out there can answer.
1. Will his diabetes probably be permanently worse because of this?
2. Why would his WBC still be high if the other numbers are coming down?
3. Is he still in danger with the pancreatitis?
Thanks for reading!! This illness STINKS. It definitely took us by surprise.