User - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 52 moms have responded )
My son was born 6 weeks early and they didn't do the circumcision in the hospital because they didn't want to put stress on him. When it got time to go home (47 days in the NICU due to pPROM and hyperplastic lungs) they first said he was too old for them to do and I'd need to see a urologist and that they wanted to see how he did at home for 2 weeks before performing a circumcision. I took him to a pedi urologist a few months ago who said he wanted to wait until my son was 8 months old. That's going to be in August so his surgery is scheduled August 19th.
He also has a hidden/concealed penis and he wants to do a procedure on that. They'd be using 1/2 epidural and 1/2 anesthesia on him; he said it's easier on the baby. I know both the pros and cons of having a circumcision and not having a circumcision, we want this done so he doesn't have infections and for personal reasons.
I'm wondering if any other moms have had this with their baby? What's the downtime for this sort of thing? I'm worried beyond belief about him being put under but I have anxiety about a lot of things. I trust the hospital, it's the best in this area and the doctors have a ton of experience. I just want to know what to expect. Will this change how my child views things too? He's such a happy baby, I don't want that to change.