Hello all; I saw the post about stents with the young man having issues. I am really sorry to hear of these post transplant complications.
Speaking for myself; I had a stent placed in my ureter (Liver-kidney transplant 2011) and did not know about it until they removed it. This may sound strange, but I did not know much or remember much after the transplant. My husband knew the details more than I.
Do you have a nurse coordinator at Mayo who works with the transplant team? I would call in to the transplant center and let them know what is happening. The team will want to know about these issues promptly. The local nephrologist should be keeping them informed of the patient’s progress and difficulty.
My understanding for the stent placement is to keep the ureter open. Has there been infection that cause the stent failure? After all this time, I still call the team with any issues I am having and they always are interested in what is going on.
I hope this helps and the patient has a full recovery. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. CK