Brian here, offering an update on Heather who has been busy being treated like this.
Heather arrived today full of energy and ready to get her gallbladder removed.
The surgery was a success. Heather is now approximately 400 grams lighter (about the weight of 20 souls), and will endure sans gallbladder. The doctor, however, noticed that a few of the previously-counted gallstones were not accounted for in the removed gallbladder. Not good news.
Heather had (rather painfully) passed one or more gallstones down her GI track. That means that instead of coming home tonight, Heather has been admitted to the hospital and will endure another round of anesthesia, another procedure, and potentially another night at the hospital.
So please keep Heather in your thoughts and pray for a speedy recovery tomorrow (and a speedy return home to her husband and kiddos who miss her). Of course, until all is right in the Baker household, we’ll keep you posted.