I had to have my gall bladder removed, but they actually found my Pre-e first. My gall bladder actually made it until almost a year after baby was born before one final attack took me over the edge. My Pre-e was post partum, and quickly moved to wards HELLP, though I have never gotten a formal diagnosis of hellp, and am pretty sure I never will. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and with the baby.... I pray all goes well.