yet another update for all of you...
First, I want to publicly applaud and commend COMPLEAT MOTHER (excellent magazine of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and natural living) for reaching out to my family. I have permission from them to post information regarding their publication and want to encourage anyone who has not ever had the privilege or opportunity to read...to now do so. It is a VERY rich and warm publication.
You can obtain back issues or subscribe by contacting (me...or) Jody McLaughlin @ [Jody@Minot.com] or calling her @ 701-852-2822.
Mother/Jody has been a pillar of support to myself and my family during this difficult time and Compleat Mother will be publishing an article on Forced Foreskin Retraction (also covered in the Fall '05 issue) citing the letter I wrote posted near the beginning of this OT.
Secondly, I am happy to announce that I spoke with the investigator from the State Medical Licensing Board. He said that he has not received such a thorough complaint as I submitted in a very long time.(I can really
He was a very nice gentleman who seemed to be compassionate. (I was hoping someone like him would be assigned to investigate). I got a good feeling about him from the short time we were on the phone.
Of course, I had to correct him after he said two times that he thought Liam was circumcised!
But his disposition didn't change when I explained FFR...he was still pretty surprised...
He is sending a release for me to sign off on Liam's medical records to be copied and forwarded. (I told him I already obtained a complete record. He then asked, "Are you sure it is a complete record?"...I said, "OK, I see where you are going with this...send the form and I will sign"
I also told him I would copy him on the response letter from the hospital, the letter from John Geisheker (DOC) and any other pertinent info...
(I asked if he had any medical background...he does not
...so I asked if he would like any more information on development, purpose, function of the foreskin to further his understanding...he said sure)...
I don't want to overwhelm the guy, but certainly DO want to make sure he has a clear understanding of why this practice continues to be ignorantly employed...and...how damaging, unnecessary and risky it really is!