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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By joandsarah77
They said on another board that the boy is now...

They said on another board that the boy is now five so it gets worse. How anyone could rule and say a five year old who said he did not want to be cut, be forced to be cut baffles my mind. Medical...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,893
Posted By joandsarah77
I'm really sorry that those of you in the US have...

I'm really sorry that those of you in the US have to deal with that kind of nonsense. I would however also say it's a respect issue and that it's time to draw a line in the sand. People can think...
Forum: Intact Care   03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By joandsarah77
Fair enough. I'm up in Queensland so far enough...

Fair enough. I'm up in Queensland so far enough way to never come in contact with him anyway. Might be an idea to name and rate him on some of those Dr rating sites.
Forum: Intact Care   02-03-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By joandsarah77
You had that here? I've never had the misfortune...

You had that here? I've never had the misfortune to meet an idiot Dr here in Australia. Well not over that situation anyway, I've made the acquaintance of a few other quacks over other issues. You...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-15-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By joandsarah77
Op, I would continue on with what you have been...

Op, I would continue on with what you have been doing. Follow up on your children's questions and interests and be their facilitator. Workbooks aren't needed and hands on things like games are better...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-15-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By joandsarah77
My son's favourite colour is purple too. :) Apart...

My son's favourite colour is purple too. :) Apart from that though he is all boy. In fact he aspires to belch, sweat and stink "just like daddy"... :nut I think a little more caring about his...
Forum: Intact Care   01-15-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 386
Posted By joandsarah77
Wonderful news! Yes your son is perfectly normal,...

Wonderful news! Yes your son is perfectly normal, peeing without pain is all a child needs to do. Small opening, ballooning all normal.

Does it look like scar tissue has formed? Even that can...
Forum: Intact Care   01-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By joandsarah77
First of all it's perfectly normal for a child of...

First of all it's perfectly normal for a child of any age to have a tiny opening. The end is a sphincter muscle which should open enough to allow a decent stream and shut back once done. Ballooning...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-02-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
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: 778
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: 679
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: 15
Views: 8,374
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: 3,064
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: 748
Views: 255,462
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: 503
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: 778
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: 692
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: 732
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: 9
Views: 1,777
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: 684
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: 522
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: 311
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: 559
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: 559
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: 377
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...
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