Sister Moldenhauer called to let me know about the results of Emily’s HIDA scan. Unfortunately this scan was also not as conclusive as the doctor was hoping for. He did however say he thought he could see a few small stones and after examining Emily again, he really feels the pain she has been having is exactly where the gallbladder is located. After more discussion between Sister Moldenhauer, Emily and the doctor, they have decided to go ahead and remove her gallbladder. Both Sister Moldenhauer and Emily felt strongly that this is what needed to be done. Emily is pretty discouraged and really tired of dealing with the pain.
Emily’s surgery is scheduled for 9 a.m. (Texas time zone) tomorrow, Wednesday April 13th. Both President and Sister Moldenhauer will be at the hospital with Emily and they will then take her back to the mission home to recover. It should only be a day procedure and she will probably be at the mission home for a few days after that.
Emily will be calling me sometime tomorrow after the surgery. I will post again after I have heard from her. Thank you all for your love and prayers. Hopefully in a week from now Emily will be back full-time doing what she loves … being a missionary!