Laura got back to her bed about an hour ago and looks good. She has a drain and an IV but totally looks like herself and her pain seems pretty well under control. I feel such a sense of relief that the scariest part is over (I hope!). I hope to sleep better tonight, for sure, although I feel terrible for leaving her alone at night :-(
Laura's sister, Jen, had the best analogy yesterday. She said, "if this were a movie, this is part where people would just get up and walk out because the plot is so absurd". I'd have to agree. Can I get my money back?