Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Today was a little bit crazy. Today was in many respects a very difficult day for me as I had the opportunity to observe a circumcision. Watching babies’ circumcisions was a most painful experience. The highlight of my day was the doctor who circumcised the babies. I could not remember his name, but I will never forget him. I felt so sorry for the babies; however, the doctor who was doing the circumcision kept firing questions at my classmate and me machine gun style. It was really difficult to keep up and stay focused with the screaming babies in the room. We were kept constantly on our toes during the whole procedure. Not only did this keep us preoccupied during the very painful procedure, but it also taught us a lot at the same time we were observing the circumcision. I would later come to the conclusion that there was a method to his seeming madness. He actually made the whole procedure a little less distasteful by keeping our minds engaged at the same time we were observing. As a nurse in training, my head tells me that, yes, a procedure like circumcision is absolutely necessary and a good thing for the baby, but at the same time my heart argues that the baby should not suffer like this. However, even after observing this procedure, I would still have my own child circumcised because of the benefits.