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@colleenyoung

@minimia, what an ordeal. I bet you and your father-in-law are exhausted. I encourage you to report your experience with the pharmacy to the Office of Patient Experience. See contact numbers here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/patient-experience They will want to know about it and help improve the system.

Did you learn more about some of the causes of his collapse and poor stats? It would be good to understand what was going on so that he can take preventative measures to avoid it happening again (if possible). He'll want to be as healthy as possible for chemo. Did they give you a list of anticipated side effects and how to help manage them?

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Yes, I plan to provide feedback to the pharmacy; I also have the "hard copy" comment card, The PA actually called to apologize so that was good. Principal diagnosis was Cholangitis Acute ; many other Active problems – obstructive jaundice, malignant neoplasm of pancreas head, diabetes, etc.. Collapsed from Cholangitis and dehydration – we think; Stent was not functioning properly; He is feeling much better today at home; He will need to follow-up with primary care Dr on the 27th and then meet with Oncologist; he is nervous about the chemo and potential side effects so we hope to learn more from that visit.