Originally Posted by Night_Nurse
I'm really glad he won't be circed now and I'm hoping his mama will have a change of heart on the whole circ decision.
I've debating on saying anything because certainly I do not know what the case is with your nephew. But sometimes in my hospital a doctor will refuse to do the circ if the baby has "micropenis". Now sometimes the baby is just too small to circ at birth and he will eventually catch up, but it's not always the case.
Yeah, that thought crossed my mind, and I almost mentioned it to my sister yesterday, but I didn't want her thinking anything was "wrong" with his penis or that it needed any kind of "fixing". (I don't know what the treatment is for micropenis.) If the doctors said anything about micropenis, she didn't tell me. One of my brothers was also very tiny, if you know what I mean (he'd kill me if he knew I was telling anyone!
), and the doctor almost couldn't circ him, either.
Originally Posted by Sancta
Be sure to give her some intact care info in case she thinks she needs to be (or if the doctors wrongfully tell her she needs to be) retracting him.
The pediatrician is good- he doesn't let any one of his patients leave the hospital until he checks out the baby and has a consultation with the baby's parents. He'll let her know about retracting. It'll mean more coming from him, especially when he expresses his relief that she did not circ because of all the harm it does. I just loved that pediatrition. (He was my son's pediatrition for eight years before we moved away.) He's the kind of doctor who really, really cares about his patients and he knows everything. Literally, but not in a snobby or smug way, just in a "here are all the facts" way. He was also my sister's pediatrition for years and years when she was growing up and is my niece's as well, so whatever he says to her about Alex being intact will pull alot of weight with my sister.