My DC's babysitter has a foster son who is turning 6 at the end of the month. He has down syndrome, a heart defect (for which he's had multiple surgeries), asthma, hearing problems, and is not toilet trained - in addition to a slew of allergies and other problems. He has been in the foster system since he was born. Well his birth mother decided he needed to get circ'ed due to "religious beliefs" - even though they are Catholic.
He went in yesterday for the surgery and is STILL in the hospital now due to complications - breathing problems, and such due to this surgery. He is very uncomfortable too.
I just feel so bad for him. He's a great kid and shouldn't of had to go through this for no reason, especially since he's already been through so much and had so many other surgeries. And even though the birth mother wanted this, its his foster mom that has to go through this with him and take care of him, and see him in distress.
Its sad that the birth mom thought even at 6 yrs old this boy needed this done - even though his pediatrician said it wasn't necessary.