Cat, Can not tell you about
the infection, but the doc's are aware, and will address that. I bet the IV and ice chips are because the doctors are not certain if he may need more surgery. If your brother starts bleeding again it is likely they will go look for it surgically... and resolve it. They want him off food, in case he needs more surgery.
When my husband had a gastric bleed, he did not get food for 3 days. None until they were certain he was not going to have more bleeding post surgery. Hope that helps. And he probably will be released as soon as the bleeding is considered to be resolved. And the infection. Take care of you, Cat. Big Hugs,
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