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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By joandsarah77
Congratulations and commiserations. My eldest is...

Congratulations and commiserations. My eldest is about to become a teenager this November and it really doesn't feel that long ago that she was born! I'm having a little panic at the thought of being...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By joandsarah77
I think in the US in particular (I am not...

I think in the US in particular (I am not American so sorry if this is a generalization of your country) there is a lot of misinformation spread around about intact penis's and what is normal for...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By joandsarah77
Not only file a formal letter of complain but...

Not only file a formal letter of complain but rate her badly on every DR rating site that you can find. Apart from the fact that she is ignorant of the normal male body she is also rude and abrasive....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,814
Posted By joandsarah77
Keep the darn steroid cream and stretching away...

Keep the darn steroid cream and stretching away from children.
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By joandsarah77
Please don't stretch your son's foreskin. During...

Please don't stretch your son's foreskin. During childhood the best care is no care, just leave it alone and it will look after itself. A 9 year old is unlikly to have phimosis as there is nothing...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-30-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 247,389
Posted By joandsarah77
You need to study God's word more and to also...

You need to study God's word more and to also understand that the way God commanded Abraham to circumcise himself and future sons looks nothing like an American hospital circumcision. The whole point...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By joandsarah77
If it doesn't clear up or comes back make sure...

If it doesn't clear up or comes back make sure the DR gets a culture done. Usually DR's prescribe a broad spectrum antibiotic without getting a sample as it's cheaper and easier, but sometimes a...
Forum: Intact Care   08-30-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By joandsarah77
Retraction is only for sex. If by 18 he hasn't...

Retraction is only for sex. If by 18 he hasn't retracted he can get a steroid cream and stretch things. He doesn't need to be rinsing off like that in the shower before puberty either, unless he...
Forum: Intact Care   07-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By joandsarah77
It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is...

It sounds like urine mixed with smegma which is totally normal and nothing to worry about. You need to be very careful who you take your son to as some of them will retract as quick as a flash...
Forum: Intact Care   07-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By joandsarah77
Glad he is feeling better. A bath with baking...

Glad he is feeling better. A bath with baking soda with coconut oil dabbed on after woulds is soothing. Salt could sting.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-25-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By joandsarah77
My son is 9 with PDD-NOS (he would probably now...

My son is 9 with PDD-NOS (he would probably now be classed as HFA) He has dyspraxia, ADD and an IQ of 69. He is forth grade but working slowly on a grade 2 level. I have always homeschooled him as i...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-11-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By joandsarah77
I would add in a good intensive phonics based...

I would add in a good intensive phonics based program for your eldest. The Orton Gillingham method or programs based on that is what is recommended for teaching reading to children with dyslexia....
Forum: Intact Care   04-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By joandsarah77
Your son doesn't need to see a urologist, he...

Your son doesn't need to see a urologist, he needs a ped who actually knows what normal male anatomy looks like. The average age of retraction is 10 1/2 and the longer is stays tightly closed the...
Forum: Intact Care   10-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By joandsarah77
Most 2.5 year old's are not retractable at all...

Most 2.5 year old's are not retractable at all so only encourage him to do that if he can do it himself comfortably, no one should ever pull it back for him as they can't tell when it will hurt....
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By joandsarah77
In that case have a nappy(diaper) on policy....

In that case have a nappy(diaper) on policy. While it still wouldn't be easy, I know all about getting shaky and sweaty over other things, it would be easier then removing it and then having that...
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By joandsarah77
I keep seeing this lately over on the baby...

I keep seeing this lately over on the baby center intact care board where the DR is just 'gently checking'. It's unnecessary to check for retraction as what is the point? As much as use as checking...
Forum: Intact Care   09-26-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By joandsarah77
Is someone trying to retract him? If he isn't...

Is someone trying to retract him? If he isn't fully retractable it should be left alone, if he is fully retractable it can still be left alone as it's self cleaning in children. Don't retract it at...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By joandsarah77
If the spots are under the foreskin it is most...

If the spots are under the foreskin it is most likely to be smegma pearls. That just indicates your sons foreskin has detached in those small areas and he has a accumulation of smega, which is...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By joandsarah77
I disagree. That is a form of retraction. Any...

I disagree. That is a form of retraction. Any pulling back towards the base should not be done. It's like taking a speculum and 'gently' checking your daughter. It doesn't normally hurt, but it's...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By joandsarah77
I think when they get older but before they get...

I think when they get older but before they get to the age where parents are not welcome in the bathroom-which varies between kids. That it might be a good idea for those with non retractable boys...
Forum: Intact Care   08-28-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By joandsarah77
Yes, what that Dr did is retraction. Any pulling...

Yes, what that Dr did is retraction. Any pulling back of the skin is retraction. Also tight? You need a new Dr as he is uneducated. Boys cannot have a 'tight' foreskin in the sense he means. It's...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,408
Posted By joandsarah77
Just want to chime in a reason for testing that...

Just want to chime in a reason for testing that I haven't seen mentioned, only that it will give a label and what's the point? When we had our daughter tested by a dyslexia specialist she tried...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-04-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By joandsarah77
I just use baby bath solution from a bottle to...

I just use baby bath solution from a bottle to make bubbles and my son has never had a problem with it and he's 8. I've always used that as it's no tears and I figured more gentle. I don't know...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-04-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By joandsarah77
This makes me feel sick. I'm so so sorry your...

This makes me feel sick. I'm so so sorry your boys and you are going through this. :(
Forum: Intact Care   02-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By joandsarah77
Totally normal. My own son 8.5 has a loose...

Totally normal. My own son 8.5 has a loose foreskin but it still has the end closed so he can move it around but not pull it back. I only know because he showed me last night lol. Some will be loose...
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