Laura underwent a procedure today to determine if there are any stones in the bile duct. A catheter with a balloon was used to widen the duct, and a camera to view the contents. No stones were found.
Laura is feeling better now and the doctors are assuming that she passed whatever stone or stones were there. Other possibilities exist but in the absence of further pain she will be released tomorrow without further treatment. She cannot eat solid foods or nurse Salma for another 24 hours or so.