KimT wrote:Nephrostomy tubes are problematic and what your dad is going through is quite common unfortunately. They create a highway directly into the kidneys so infections are hard to prevent and they are easily dislodged. The person can’t see them and it’s hard to prevent dislodging them because they are on the back. They lay on them and lean on them all day long. They are not ideal for long term management of bladder and kidney issues. I’m not clear on your signature on whether or not your father has had a urostomy. Urostomies are much easier to manage.
catstaff wrote:I doubt it's the nephrostomy tube itself that causes much reduction in survival, though it does seem to require considerably more attention than a urostomy. It would be more related to _why_ such a tube is required. People who require them for non-malignant reasons can live with them for years if necessary (it is preferable not to be necessary, but sometimes it is).
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