After the proper consent was obtained from the parents, the child was taken to the circumcision room.
Anesthesia was obtained utilizing 0.5cc of 1% lidocaine After proper anesthesia was obtained, the foreskin was grasped at the two o'clock and ten o'clock position using small clamps. A third clamp was then inserted under the foreskin and the foreskin was bluntly dissected away from the head of the penis. A dorsal clamp mark was made and a dorsal slit was cut. No bleeding was encountered. The foreskin was then retracted and the head of the penis freed of all adhesions and the coronal sulcus freed of all debris. A 1.1 Plastibell was then inserted and the foreskin was brought back up over that bell and tied in place with a string. The distal excess foreskin was then trimmed off with the scissors. No bleeding was encountered. The child was returned to mother in excellent condition.
Your baby son cried. A lot. He was sweaty, and screaming, and struggling...
He cried until he lost his voice.
I tried to comfort him by allowing him to suckle on my gloved pinky that was first dipped in a sucrose solution. But, he did not want this. He wanted your arms, your nipple, your warm-sweet milk.
I tried to comfort him as much as was allowed while he was restrained via hard plastic and Velcro while still maintaining the integrity of the "sterile field."
Dear Mother, bleeding was encountered.
Dear Mother, even your pediatrician doesn't agree with routine infant circumcision.
Dear Mother, please don't think for a minute that this sleeping baby I have just wheeled into your room is "just fine."