We had decided to wait until the 8th day to circ him based off our midwives recommendations. Everything seemed routine, our DS didn't cry, didn't seem bothered, etc. I was actually thinking "well, that wasn't as bad as I thought, I feel good about our decision to do this.."
Fast foward 2 weeks later, we switch him pediatricians(not based off his circ, just based off this pediatrician is more pro-parent than the old one), we do all the routine procedures first, then undress him to get him weighed, examine his circ, and do the leg exercises. As soon as we took off his diaper the pediatrician got a weird look on her face. She looked through his records and asked "Wasn't he circumcised?", I reply back that yes, he was circumcised a little over 2 weeks prior. She told us that she couldn't tell he was circumcised besides that we told her and referred us to an urologist.
We get in to the urologist that day, and the urologist said it was a horribly botched circ. The skin was growing over his urethra, and it was just not something a normal circumcision should be like. He told us he basically had to re-cut our son, and either way our son will always have a "different" looking penis. We had the option of fixing it right away, but not only would he need to re-go through the whole procedure AGAIN and he would have to go under for it, or we could wait until he was old enough to ask for it, or wait until a medical necessity came up.
We decided to wait until we had to. Our son has to go see the urologist monthly to get his penis examined and make sure all is good. He is in absolute agony during it, but as far as we can tell, the skin isn't going to grow completely over the urethra, and as long as he can pee and he doesn't seem in pain, we can go ahead and not go through with re-cutting him.
My husband is absolutely guilt ridden for putting our son through this, and regrets making this choice for our son. He (and I) want to get our sons story out there, because while yes, it is rare for a circ to go wrong, it can. Is it really worth it? Please just ....really research this before going through with it is all I can urge.
My husband regrets circumcising him totally now, and so do I.