cbmare, yeah, I've never seen my mom in such pain before. They had her on Morphine and boy did that do a whack job number on her! I wish I had better words of encouragement. I'm glad you're going to check the doc. My mom's first doc had very little experience treating pancreatitis and was reluctant to do further surgery. The specialist took one look at her, operated the very next day and said the necrosis was the worst he had ever seen in a patient that survived. Whew!
Also, read, read, read and double check what her symptoms are, what the doc says on cross check it with what you've learned. The first doc was making mistakes that even I could figure out which led to our fam taking the lead away from my over trusting father and we got her switched to the better hospital.
My heart goes out to you. It's such a long battle.