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!