Friday, April 17, 2009

How long??

This is a picture of my sweet daughter, Laura and her nephew, my youngest grandson, Oliver. Laura is the one that had the stent taken out today in the urologist's office. I guess it is the LPN coming out in me, but I just had to post a picture of this "thing" that was in her for the past several weeks. She did really well on the table and the procedure went pretty quick, for me anyway sitting there looking on. As he pulled everything out at the end and "flopped" this long blue thing up onto the tray, she said "that was the stent????" in quite a mortified voice. After he and his nurse left the room, we both got out our cell phones and proceeded to take a picture so we could send it to the rest of the family and have them be horrified also. It must be at least 12 inches long with these squiggles at the end. I really do need to google the length of a ureter!
She is doing fine and we pray that the ureter doesn't collapse again. He gave her a Rx for pain meds., just in case it does. Then we will have to go to Plan B. Hopefully not!


4 comments:

Steve said...

I showed the picture to a pediatrician that I had lunch with today, and she said, "Yup!" that it was indeed a stint (and not some other foreign object from her childhood!)

Beth said...

I am going to save the picture on my phone and ask our urologist if they come in a pediatric size?!! I went weak in the knees when I saw the pic on my phone. In my mind they were about the size of an elbow macaroni. Ignorance is bliss! :) Glad Lo did ok today!

Miss 376 said...

Got my legs firmly crossed! So glad it all went well yesterday and hope that there will be no problems

Terry said...

OMG...At least the removal procedure went well! I can't imagine all that up in there! I agree with Jane about keeping my legs tightgly crossed! LOL