My 19-month old son had to go into the hospital Wednesday for some kidney testing (a renal scan and VCUG). He had to be catheterized for the procedures. Well, I had no idea that a medical professional would be so ignorant (though I should've known... guess that makes me the ignorant one, eh?)... anyway, I noticed (too late!) that the nurse retracted Max's foreskin when she catheterized him... I am so upset, and can't stop thinking about it. It brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it. There's nothing I can do to take it back, but is there anything I can/should do now? I am going to call Max's pediatrician tomorrow to ask her about it. I honestly have no idea if his foreskin already retracts on its own or not... I'm hoping that it did, and that they didn't force it back... but as much as I'd love to convince myself of that, I don't really think so. I guess I should at least call the hospital and complain so that hopefully they can train their staff better! Maybe I can prevent it from happening to another baby. Please help me... I am just devastated by this!!!
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5/17/03 at 4:01am