I knew better. I did all the research with my first son, but with my second one, I just knew enough to know we wouldn't circ' and how to care for an intact penis. I of course remembered "do not retract", and told his sitter, pedi, etc.
What I didn't expect was to find ourselves in the ER with a fussy infant with 103 fever, and docs insisting we do all these tests (because he wasn't vaccinated...only 4 months old, and they were going to rule out problems based on vax status...but that's another post for another board).
I agreed to bloodwork and a urine collection. The nurse comes in with a catheter. I told her not to retract his penis, and that it could be harmful. She said it's only harmful if you do it regularly and she had to for the catheter. I KNEW it was wrong, but didn't know what to say to stop it. She retracted it a lot and for what seemed like forever. He ended up having a really bad UTI, so I'm glad we got it figured out, but now I'm concerned about him.
Should I be on the lookout for anything? The very tip, sort of toward the inside is really red right now, but it's been over a week since she did that.
I read the sticky about it causing microtears and possibly causing infection...is there anything beyond that to worry about?
Thanks and sorry if this question is already answered.