Hello all. I am inquiring for a friend. Her father is 72 and has been told he needs dialysis. He has told his daughter that they are putting in a "stent" this week for when its time he needs dialysis. Her question is - in all of your experiances in this field - does that mean he will be doing dialysis soon? Or is this standard practice to place this stent in months/weeks in advance to prepare for dialysis? What are your thoughts on this for time frame once a stent is placed?Thank you all in advance.