Fox News' Ed Henry 'awake, chatty' after liver donation surgery: Details

Two days after undergoing liver donation surgery, Fox News' Ed Henry remains in the ICU, but he's on the mend. 

Both Ed and his sister, Colleen, are "awake, chatty and visiting with family," according to a Fox News report. Relatives told the outlet that doctors are "encouraged by how well both surgeries went."

 "The doctors tell me that my old liver is functioning normally and that my sister's new liver started working as soon as it was put in, nothing short of a miracle," Henry said in a statement Wednesday. "We have been lifted up by so many prayers. Today, I got out of bed, sat in a chair and then actually walked to my sister's room so we could have a toast — apple juice."

Henry, who is the network's chief national correspondent, revealed on-air Sunday morning that he would undergo the invasive procedure on July 9, explaining that his sister has long suffered from a degenerative liver disease. He is taking take a leave of absence from work to recover.

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Fox White House correspondent Ed Henry prepares to do a stand-up December 8, 2011 in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Fox News correspondent Ed Henry claps as US President Barack Obama gets up to speak during the White House Correspondentsâ Association Dinner April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama attended the yearly dinner which is attended by journalists, celebrities and politicians. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Fox News correspondent Ed Henry (R) and his guest attend The Hill's and Entertainment Tonight's celebration of the 100th White House Correspondents' Association Dinner weekend at the Embassy of Canada on May 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Chuck Todd of NBC, Ed Henry of Fox and Major Garrett of CBS wait for U.S. President Barack Obama to speak about Iraq after the briefing was delayed, in the Brady Briefing room of the White on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is expected to speak about the deteriorating situation as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants move toward Baghdad after taking control over northern Iraqi cities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: (L-R) Fox News journalist Ed Henry, actor Sylvester Stallone and CEO and owner of DuJour Media Jason Binn attend DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn celebrating Sly Stallone's cover with Michael Satsky at Provocateur on August 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Dujour)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) hosted U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for its event entitled, Violent Extremism & U.S. Response April 1, 2015 moderated by Ed Henry, Chief Whiteehouse Correspondent for Fox News at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Both Senators currently serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee, with McCain serving as Chairman. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Nick Lachey, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Ed Henry pose on the set of 'Fox & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: (L-R) Kelsea Ballerini, Ed Henry, Anna Kooiman, and Steve Doocy speak on stage during 'FOX & Friends' All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios on July 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/WireImage)
Actor Rob Lowe shakes hands as he makes an appearance in the White House Briefing Room in Washington May 22, 2013. At right is Fox News Channel White House correspondent Ed Henry. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
Late night television host Conan O'Brien (R) is escorted by Fox News correspondent Ed Henry in the James Brady Press Room as he tours the White House, in Washington, April 26, 2013. O'Brien will be hosting the White House Correspondents Associations' annual gala on Saturday. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)

The liver, he said in an op-ed, will regenerate inside both his body and his sister's body upon implementation, he said, describing the procedure as a "medical marvel, and yet doctors in this great country called America perform these miracles pretty frequently."

A GoFundMe for Henry's sister describes her as a single mom of two whose liver condition is genetic and unrelated to any type of alcohol intake: "Despite the challenges of her deteriorating health, Colleen tirelessly has worked two jobs," the page reads. "She is humble and loved by everyone she meets."

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