After being hospitalized twice for kidney infections my husband is having a neph tube installed (is that even the right word?) on Friday. He had a loopogram that showed they could not reflux any fluid through the left ureter. The doctor thinks it may be scar tissue occluding the ureter. The plan is he will have the tube installed for several days until the doc is satisfied the infection is clearing up. Then he will have a stent put in via the neph tube. The stent will lay in the conduit for a while with the hope the ureter will remain open. Uro says they may have to try to enlarge the opening if this does not work.
Questions: Does this sound familiar?
How much pain will he be in during the procedure?
It is outpatient. I have read he may have to stay in the hospital up to 8 hours to make sure the tube is draining? Does this sound right?
He's not reading anything. I am driving myself crazy reading everything. What's the real deal here? He says the kidney infections were so painful he'll undergo anything to keep them from coming back.
PS - should you find yourself on vacation in LA and need to go to the hospital...stay out of Valley Presbyterian. And just say "NO!" to a certain Dr. Patel. ugh.