The K H was in surgery for about ten hours today. He had a lot of new varices (swollen veins) around the organs in his abdomen. The surgeon removed those, which is a good thing, as is greatly lessens the chance that KH will burst a vein and hemorrhage. But unfortunately, in that process, the surgeon also had to remove the shunt he constructed six years ago. He was not able to make a new one. He also removed part of KH's colon. KH is in intensive care, intubated, and under heavy sedation.
I'm relieved the surgery is over, worried that it was so long and difficult, and absolutely exhausted.
Thanks, everyone, for your kind messages.