8:30 am, April 6, 2011 was Yahmir’s medical appointment for circumcision at
, Zabarte Quezon City. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin at the tip of the penis. As a tradition here in the Bernardino General Hospital , when boys reach the stage of puberty, aging 9-12 years old, they are bound to undergo this practice. Philippines
Circumcision is a hygienic necessity and as much as possible should be done by a doctor to avoid infection.
Our friend doctor, Dr. Jayson Tejada did the procedure on Yahmir. He performed a Dorsal Slit Method. It is a single incision along the upper length of the foreskin from the tip to the corona, exposing the glans without removing any tissue.
As usual, I am more nervous than the patient himself (lol). I keep on telling Yahmir to relax, the pain will only be at the beginning of the procedure which is injecting the local anaesthesia, and then afterwards, it will be numb to feel any pain.
Yahmir is very cooperative and calm, he just said “ouch, ouch” when the doctor is injecting the anaesthesia. Then, when he felt no more pain, he began chatting with Dr. Jayson while the procedure is on-going. Dr. Tejada is Yahmir’s favorite doctor and trusts him fully. He knows he’s in good hands J. My husband and I are there to give Yahmir moral support. I almost laugh out loud, when I heard him say “finally! Binata na ako” (finally, I am a young man) after the procedure was finished.
|Dr. Tejada and Yahmir before the procedure|
|medical utensils/equipment used in circumcision|
|Prescribed Pain Reliever and Antibiotics, plus the wound dressing kit|
As a reward for his braveness, his Dad bought him Champ Hamburger, Peach Mango Pies and large French fries from Jollibee while I was buying his prescribed antibiotics, mefenamic acid, and wound dressings in a nearby Mercury Drug Store. He ate his food at home then took his first doze of medicines. Anaesthesia wore out already so he is feeling the wound pain, I tuck him to bed to rest, after an hour he is already awake and started playing his games on the computer, ahaha.
It has been eleven years ago since my eldest son JM was circumcised, I hardly remember how I cleaned up the wound. Anyway, I have boiled guava leaves (my mom’s recommendation) to clean the wound, then dabbing it with povidone-iodine afterwards for fast healing of the stitched wound.