So, I’ve added to my family and there have been some small pet deaths, so here is the new count
2 hermit crabs
3 aquatic dwarf frogs
3 danios (fish)
4 flame tetra
1 Betta (male)
2 gold mystery snails
3 black mystery snails
2 blue mystery snails (baby)
2 ivory mystery snails (baby)
3 Japanese trapdoor snails
The aquatic dwarf frogs are kept on a separate tank within The main tank.
The snails roam in both
The hermit crabs are in a
desperate separate habitat all together.
One dog has had 2 ccl repair surgeries (torn ligaments in both rear knees) within 2 yrs.
One dog caught an infection from a tick but we caught it right away so no harm done. (Except the vet bill) 2 yrs ago
One dog had a toe infection from a wound between her toes (possibly a stick stab) either way antibiotics cleared that up. 6 months ago
So far none of the humans in the house have come Dow with anything besides colds and allergies.
We are also in our last school year in seminary! Yeah!!!!!!
Hopefully, we will be moving back to Florida next summer.
Just as there is zero justification in performing vaginal exams on infant and young girls, so also is there never justification to retract and examine the inside of a baby boy’s or child’s penis when there is nothing wrong. Doing so is not alright for girls, and it is not alright for boys. The only time a physician should be handling your child’s genitals (gently!) is if the penis or vulva in question has a visible abnormality that requires examination. If this is not the case, then hands off!
– Martin Winckler, M.D.
Warning: there may be some anger/venting/venom and pictures below a reader may find offensive
”DEAR PRO-CUTTERS: Can you answer these questions?
Do you know who HJ Kellogg is?
What are the functions of the foreskin?
How did secular circumcision begin in America?
What did they believe it was going to prevent and why?
What are the statistical chances of a man needing it done later in life?
What year was it outlawed in America for baby girls?
How many nerve endings are in the foreskin compared to the female clitoris?
Do you know what Meissners corpuscles are? How about Langerhan cells? Ridged band?
What is smegma and what is it made up of? When does the foreskin usually retract?
Does circumcision reduce sensitivity in males? Who is Brian Morris?
What do they do with the foreskins after they cut it off?
What are all of the different methods of circumcision and how are they performed?
What are their complication rates?
What is in some cosmetics and facial creams? What problems can a man have from his circumcision statistically?
Until you can answer every single one of those questions DO NOT even try to fool us into thinking you know anything about circumcision. We WONT believe you!” ~Christine Martin
Are people really this
stupid ignorant, uninformed?(taken from facebook pages motherhood:the truth and soggy mamas
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The link above used to be a valid link. It showed a picture of a normal intact infant penis and an abnormal intact infant penis with true phimosis.
Basically, they showed slightly pulling back… Normally a non-retractable I can’t foreskin when pulled back slightly will pucker like lips and have a healthy pink look.
For true phimosis, when the foreskin is slightly pulled back the lips of the foreskin flatten out and look strained and white-ish and does not pucker like puckered lips.
(these are my own words above as the link above is now only for member use and I am not a member. I am only writing what I remember. I am not a dr or a scientist just someone who has been reading for 5 yrs on the intact boy because I am a mother.)
I found a link that works. It’s for a site in Canada
phony phimosis diagnosis: http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/phony-phimosis-diagnosis.html?m=1
“Phimosis is nonretraction of prepuce. It is normally seen in younger children due to adhesions between prepuce and glans penis. It is termed pathologic when nonretractability is associated with local or urinary complaints attributed to the phimotic prepuce. Physicians still have the trouble to distinguish between these two types of phimosis. This ignorance leads to undue parental anxiety and wrong referrals to urologists. Circumcision was the mainstay of treatment for pathologic phimosis. With advent of newer effective and safe medical and conservative surgical techniques, circumcision is gradually getting outmoded. Parents and doctors should a be made aware of the noninvasive options for pathologic phimosis for better outcomes with minimal or no side-effects. Also differentiating features between physiologic and pathologic phimosis should be part of medical curriculum to minimise erroneous referrals for surgery.”
“11.2. Conventional Male Circumcision
In this case, the phimotic foreskin is totally excised. Circumcision is one of the oldest elective operations known in humans. It started as a religious/ritual sacrifice . But gradually it became a routine neonatal procedure in USA and in some countries of Euro pein view of its reported hygiene and cancer-preventing benefits . It cures phimosis and prevents recurrence . It also prevents further episodes of balanoposthitis and lowers incidence of urinary tract infections [26, 93–95]. But it is besot with its own innumerable short, and long-term problems. Pain, difficult recovery, bleeding, infection, psychological trauma, and high cost are seen with circumcision [96, 97]. The literature is full of reports of morbidity and even deaths with circumcision. Besides, circumcision could lead to keloid formation. Possibility of decline in sexual pleasure for both circumcised males as well as their female partners due to loss of erogenous tissue has been reported [96, 98–105]. With advent of newer plastic surgical procedures for phimosis, this traditional surgery is gradually getting outdated. Circumcision is to be avoided in children with genital anomalies where the foreskin may be needed for later corrective surgery for the anomaly.”
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