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post #21 of 26
Thank you for having the courage to come here and share your story. What a terrifying ordeal that was. I hope you are all doing well now. Please share your story as often as you can - it is the only way that other parents will understand how manipulative and dishonest the medical profession can be. Moms and Dads need to know to trust their own "spider sense".
post #22 of 26
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Thanks-update

Thank you all for your kind words of support. I do plan to be a voice for what can go terribly wrong with circumsision. I have learned so much since what happened to Jack. He is still anemic but his levels are going up slowly. I am thankful that we let his cord pulse I believe that saved his life, having all the extra red blood cells in his sweet little body.
post #23 of 26
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... He is still anemic but his levels are going up slowly.
Was he born recently?
post #24 of 26
I am so sorry! I hope both of you heal from this experience swiftly, and do continue to share your story as much as you are comfortable doing so.
post #25 of 26
I am so sorry, and I really want to thank you for sharing your story, and I hope you continue to do so. Doctors rarely inform patients about the REAL risks of surgery on such a tiny person, and make it out to be as simple as piercing ears (which I'm not a fan of either) - when it's dangerous and unnecessary.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jack. I know you must be feeling some pretty terrible guilt - but I really believe the fault lies mostly with our culture's acceptance of this horrible procedure, and doctors' misleading information to get a quick buck.
post #26 of 26
Oh, one more addition.

If you contact Doctors Opposing Circumcision, they can assist by contacting the doctor directly, investigating the incident, and working with their general counsel. Families have successfully sued doctors for botching circumcisions - and I think that these lawsuits may (unfortunately) be the only way to get a message across to the medical community that the risk is NOT worth the reward.

http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/
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