hey, how are you mandy? i did not know that about
your mom . maybe i missed it if you mentioned it before... i would just be inclined to ask the surgeon if hes done them before, what was his/her succcess rate, as in no further problems etc.. to be sure that it is done the correct way as in , if its colse together where its coming from and going to, one loop to another, she may be better off having the whole section taken out , rather than putting holes in bad gut already and having twice the chance for leakage later. in my experiance too, ask the dr what type of closure he/she prefers, staples or sutures. as for me if (ha! when~!) i have another, i will insist on a double row of sutures again like my last one. the time i have had trouble with leakage like bleeding or rupture of the anastamosis have all been with staples. never with sutures. some drs just prefer staples cause its faster and they dont have to master sewing. for most its fine but with my crappy anatomy and bad guts its not..