My son Ryan Magnotta was diagnosed with hereditary chronic
pancreatitis, an incurable pancreas disease at the age of 5.
Ryan is now ten and his journey with this illness has only
worsened. On August 18,2014 Ryan was admitted to Children’s
Hospital Of Philadelphia.
On August 19, 2014 Ryan had a surgical procedure at the
University of Penn where they performed a pancreatic
sphincterotomy and a stent placement in the pancreatic duct.
Shortly after this procedure Ryan had a severe pancreas attack
that was his worst one in five years. A week later his stent
placement never came out (which it was suppose to on its own)
so Ryan had his second surgery, which had many complications
since they had to go back in to his pancreas for the second
time in a week. And a day later he had another procedure to
put in his feeding tube.
After weeks of still chronic pain, they than performed a
sedated MRCP, to further see what’s going on with my son. My
son has been in the hospital over two months, and now they are
considering a transplant at the University of Minnesota
Comments: Ryan loves the Philadelphia Eagles, Monster Jam,
Remote control cars, WWE Wrestlers, Nerf Guns. He loves the
beach, going to the skate park and six flags. His favorite
colors are blue and orange.