For over a year now, Laura has had periodic bouts of abdominal pain, usually late at night. We had an ultrasound done at one point but it showed nothing unusual.
When I spoke to her yesterday evening, she had just returned from a small get together at a friend's house and complained of some stomach pain.
Apparently the pain continued to worsen last night and Linda took her to the Stanford Hospital emergency room. They discovered that her gallbladder was inflamed and enlarged.
This afternoon the doctors performed surgery to remove Laura's gallbladder. It was removed laporoscopically and the operation was successful. Laura remains in the hospital for now. We owe Crystal a debt of gratitude for caring for Salma during this time.