Chapter 9 Summary

Hema makes her incision and has no time to think about tying off bleeders; there is very little bleeding, in any case, and that is not a positive sign. She positions the retractors to hold the wound open. Then something amazing happens: the abdomen seems to expand and glow with a heavenly luminescence. She is stunned and puzzled at the sight until she realizes it is simply the sunlight coming through the frosted operating theater window. Nevertheless, Hema cannot remember such a thing happening before now. She sees the worst of her fears and knows she will have to perform a hysterectomy once the twins have been removed. There is so much blood, including a massive blood clot practically surging up at her, and there has been so much...

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