Kathryn - posted on 05/22/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is due to have the surgery in about three weeks. I have heard a few conflicting things and wondered what other people had found. I rang the ward and they said that if he has a catheter then he will have to stay in for 7 days until it is removed but when we saw the consultant he said 3 days and then we would come back into have it removed. Also lots of people have said that their consulatants said it was better to wait until around 18 months - 2 years for the operation and i'm not sure why they all seem to have it at different ages. My sons opening is about half way up and the foreskin hasn't closed properly. Also we are abit concerned as since he was born he has had constant ear and chest infections - we are waiting to see a specialist about this to check nothing underlying - i'm worried that maybe he shouldn't have the operation until he has been checked because of anaesthetic?
I am so worried about him having this done - have read lots of stories on the web about babies being in lots of pain for months after - has anyone had this happen to them?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice