My eldest son CJ got circumcised a little pass 12 noon today. It was only me who accompanied him. According to Wikipedia, Male circumcision is the removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis. The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum (meaning "around") and cædere (meaning "to cut").
CJ wasn't prepared to be circumcised last year so I waited for this summer to come and this time he was ready (thank God). I guess what made him decide to undergo circumcision is the fact the most of his cousins and playmates, same as his age were already circumcised. Also, I told him, it will make him grow taller because he's nearing puberty stage.
We were at the doctor's clinic at 10am. There were already 3 boys for circumcision before CJ. I noticed my son got a little tense and walks around the hospital to overcome it. He even played to a baby in the other clinic. The three boys came out of the clinic smiling and I assured my son it wasn't really painful, the only thing he must surpass is the injection containing the anesthesia so he won't feel any pain 100%. Other patients on the waiting line helped me give some encouraging words to CJ (they were really angels).
It's CJs turn, his name was called and I greeted the doctor with full smile as soon as we entered the room. My son lied on the bed and started getting nervous because he knew the anesthesia is going to be painful, he's really scared of needles. He yelled when Dr. Dungca started inserting the needle in the excess skin of his penis but there's no way of backing out. As soon as the anesthesia was in effect, CJ turned in a relaxing mood and just covered his face with a towel and waited for the procedure to finish. I bravely watch everything till the end and I held his hand all throughout. I want my son to feel my support. Everything was done in 15 minutes.
We're now home. CJ took the anti biotic and pain reliever at 1pm. I'm going to clean & apply ointment in the circumcised part of his genital and we'll back in the clinic next Monday for the removal of the thread.
5 hours ago