Dr Snoopy here!
WHN is home from the surgeon , to whom I referred her for a second opinion. He of course agrees with my diagnosis - the bile duct sphincter, which is how the bile duct is attached to the intestine, is not working properly, so surgery is indicated! (the other option is that there are roving gall stones from the February surgery lurking around, but the MRCP test results were not back so it could be either diagnosis, both of which require this surgery.)
Since WHN had a gastric bypass back in 2011, she needs to see a gastrointestinal specialist, and there is only one such specialist in St Louis! So, on Thursday, Dr. Scott will assist me as I surgically insert a drain tube while WHN is under anesthesia. (Dr Scott is the colleague who gave WHN her second opinion today). Then, in two weeks, the other specialist will do whatever it is that he does, under my supervision of course, and then WHN goes home for a while. Nurses Tasha, Anna and Sweetie will then have their paws full taking care of WHN. Two weeks later, I will then be removing the drain with Dr Scott assisting.
So please keep Dad and us in your prayers as we all know how WHN gets!
Secondly, Lily Belle and Muffin lost their beloved grandfather today! Please keep them and their pawrents in your prayers!