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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-30-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By eepster
It's perfectly fine that he isn't retractable...

It's perfectly fine that he isn't retractable yet.  Just make sure that you keep the lines of communication open with him, so that if he is still not retractable in a few more years and is bothered...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-30-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By eepster
I don't suppose your dad would want to sue the...

I don't suppose your dad would want to sue the Dr, or at least file some kind of grievance.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-03-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By eepster
I think all that is too much to just send to...

I think all that is too much to just send to someone all at once.  Too much information ends up just becoming noise, and no one listens to noise they just shut it out.  Especially things as shocking...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By eepster
I would think the UTI was a one time thing.  I...

I would think the UTI was a one time thing.  I would guess it was a simple matter of cross contamination.  Which is a general concern, and may mean your Dr's handwashing habits aren't up to snuff....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By eepster
I don't know about Americans living in China,...

I don't know about Americans living in China, but circ is pretty much unheard of in Chinese culture.  It was occasionally done by British Drs in hong Kong while under British rule but never...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By eepster
Possibly he injured it slightly while playing...

Possibly he injured it slightly while playing with it.
 
You don't need to see the Dr to check for a UTI, you just need to send a urine sample to a lab.  I'm not sure how to arrange that with out...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By eepster
I would put off using bacatracin till I was sure...

I would put off using bacatracin till I was sure there was a bacterial infection.  It can through off the flora balance and lead to yeast.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By eepster
Things happen, it's no different than If he...

Things happen, it's no different than If he scratched his nose while playing.  It will probably be fine, just keep an eye on it.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By eepster
I think I saw some article some where that...

I think I saw some article some where that showed an infant male is more likely to die while being circ'd than he would be to die of penile cancer (after having enjoyed a reasonably long life, since...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-18-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By eepster
DS was an early ballooner, so it seems...

DS was an early ballooner, so it seems reasonably common.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-18-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,058
Posted By eepster
If it hurts, then don't make him do it.  If pee...

If it hurts, then don't make him do it.  If pee comes out of it, then it is fine.  Just leave it alone.
 
Don't let pediatricians test it in the future.  No good will come of it.  If they...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-16-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By eepster
It all sound perfectly fine, except your Dh's...

It all sound perfectly fine, except your Dh's reaction.  That would be my main concern.  have a good long talk to your Dh about not over reacting.  
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-16-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By eepster
I really don't monitor DS's foreskin at all....

I really don't monitor DS's foreskin at all.  I haven't been involved with his penis since we finished potty learning, except to remind him not to play with it in the living room.
 
Your...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By eepster
It is common to cath during that surgery (I...

It is common to cath during that surgery (I don't know if it is strictly necessary though.)  Urologist can be the worst about forcefully retracting.  
 
It is okay to meet several before you...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By eepster
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by Galatea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-06-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By eepster
I hear everyone say that 1st grade is the worst...

I hear everyone say that 1st grade is the worst year in terms of getting appropriate accommodations, and that things get better in later grades.  It's already March, so there isn't much left in this...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By eepster
Glad you found the instructions just in case you...

Glad you found the instructions just in case you need them.
 
If they want to do a cath just to get a urine sample, you can ask for a clean catch baggy instead.  Even with the instruction, it is...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   03-05-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By eepster
  DS is getting older, and just turned 5yo.  I...


DS is getting older, and just turned 5yo.  I was wondering, at what age do you stop just sending the kids under the turnstile and start swiping your metrocard for them?  
 
Or does it go...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By eepster
he may be reacting to the polysporin.  Stop...

he may be reacting to the polysporin.  Stop using it.
 
It is common for people who don't have problems with polysporin (neosporin) to react to it when it is used on the more delicate skin of the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-02-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By eepster
My DS also had a severe tongue tie that was...

My DS also had a severe tongue tie that was clipped when he was 6 days old.  It bugged me beyond belief that every health care person we discussed it with except for our pediatrician assured us that...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-26-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By eepster
It's perfectly normal for a 7yo not to be fully...

It's perfectly normal for a 7yo not to be fully retractable yet.  The age that a boy becomes retractable varies greatly.  It is completely normal to not be retractable well into puberty.  Your Dh...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By eepster
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AnnDMFT http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1299816/slightly-freaking-out#post_16285037)

Of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-24-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By eepster
The end of the foreskin is a sphincter.  It...

The end of the foreskin is a sphincter.  It closes tightly when it feels like it needs to by reflex, such as when a Dr starts messing with it.
 
Cancel the appointment with the urologist.
 ...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By eepster
The swab isn't for dxing UTIs, it is for dxing...

The swab isn't for dxing UTIs, it is for dxing skin infections.  Skin infections are visible.  There is no reason the Dr would swab his foreskin.
 
To dx a UTI they just need a urine sample.  If...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-19-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By eepster
In an adult male, it is OK to retract.  The no...

In an adult male, it is OK to retract.  The no retracting rule is for children who haven't fully developed yet.
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