My Eight Year Old Niece Has Two Stents

by K. Lynn

My niece is eight (8) years old and she had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). This lead to the discovery of cancer in her belly attaching to the ovaries.

There is obstruction of her kidneys, which lead her doctors to insert the stents. She now has an infection in one and I am concerned because the doctor wants to insert a new one and needs to go in vaginally.

Is this painful and how long does this take? I hate the idea of her being in any more pain with all the things that she was hooked up to: insulin drip, pain meds, and fluids for dehydration.

She is a trooper but this has been and will continue to be traumatic to her. Chemo starts soon and I have no idea what to expect.

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