My sister in law came through the surgery okay. Apparently the type of complication she developed, which was a leak in her intestine, happens in about 5% of cases. She will remain in the ICU and be under heavy sedation for the next couple of days. Obviously there is concern about further complications so she is in the right place for now. They will monitor her for infection which is the most significant concern. Access to her is strictly limited at this point in time which is a protection for her. Fortunately she has a great outlook. Even while she was waiting for her surgery she was still interested in all the goings on around us in the ER – she likes to have her finger on the pulse of activity in our little community.
Keep her in your thoughts and prayers – all that collective love has power.