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Confused
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Confused

Why did the hospital send the baby home if he had Jaundice? If it were me I’d sue the hospital for negligence!

cher
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cher

jaundice can set in a couple of days after birth. The baby can be slightly yellow when he’s discharged from the hospital, but can become significantly more jaundiced a couple of days later. Stop rushing to blame eveyrthing on the hospitals! part of the reason hospital visits cost so much is bec. ppl sue all the time!

enough with the sueing
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enough with the sueing

sometimes you have to let go
B:”H the baby is fine
that is the main thing
(the dr’s werent malicious)

he is fast becoming amous 4 his exeptional expertise!!!
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he is fast becoming amous 4 his exeptional expertise!!!

kol hakavod!

Rabbi Heber is the best!
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Rabbi Heber is the best!

a few years ago Rabbi Heber Came and spent the last days of pesach with our family and friends (away from his wife and children) to make 2 brisim one of the Shliachims Son and one for a Community members son! Rabbi Heber is an outstanding Mohal!

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Rabbi Heber has been known for his quick and steady hands.
I have heard from a Dr. present at a Bris that it was an outstanding job.
Looks like we have a rising star.

to # 1
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to # 1

You are a real jerk. Doctors are humans and shouldn’t be seen as a lottery ticket. As soon as they make a mistake, people like you run to try to profit…

Amazing
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Amazing
Sometimes OVERLY cautious...
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Sometimes OVERLY cautious...

He kept changing his mind with what he considered “acceptable” jaundice… My son’s jaundice was going down, was at the number he originally gave, wasn’t acting jaundiced (typical warning sign behavior is sleepy, not eating enough, languid etc.) and the midwives said he was fine, but he made us crazy wanting a lower number than originally stated. This is a great mohel if you’re a paranoid mom, but I’m not and I don’t want to postpone a bris for no good reason!

To #9
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To #9

Are you saying that he is over cautious. I think better safe than sorry. I think most parents would agree.

to number 9 NOT overly cautious
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to number 9 NOT overly cautious

The way a mohel judges jaundice comes from the Shulchan Aruch. There are many variables, too many to address here. There is one constant, however: Any medical professional who is not a mohel can never give a go-ahead for a bris if a mohel says no. Why? The medical criteria (which is not consistent) has nothing to do with what Shulcha Aruch says. I have been a mohel for more than 20 years and I am telling you, nothing you wrote is a negative for the mohel’s behavior. Please note. A mohel who can not stand to family pressure regarding… Read more »

in response to #10
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in response to #10

I am a mother of 4 sons besides my daughters in numbers as well קע”ה when my second son was born he was jaundice we were at the time on shlichus where them mohel of the place was not a chossid but everyone used him. he insisted on a lower number for the jaundice and we started traveling everyday for blood tests we were not paranoid like you said, and wanted the bris already cuz my father had traveled from far and was siting and waiting while his bus. needed him, when it got to number close to the one… Read more »

Paranoia
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Paranoia

No, the problem was that he CHANGED HIS MIND. He originally said one number, THEN decided it wasn’t good enough… Jaundice lehalacha is not based on numbers, it’s based on the kid’s health. (They didn’t have the meters at the time the Shulchan Aruch was written…)

in g-d's hands
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in g-d's hands

my son was born 6 weeks early and you could see he wasn’tr
ready and he was yellow and in 6 weeks l could see he was ready and he was. the molel wanted what l used on my son as he wasn’t crying? aloe vera and valine.as comfty asever

To number 13
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To number 13

You are paranoid. It sounds perfectly sense to me that in the times of Shulchan Aruch they didnt have jaundice numbers. However, if a person has 105+ feever I am sure he doesnt have to fast yom kippur even though sulchan aruch doesnt mention that number … There is a certain criteria lehalacha when to make a bris that is more cautious perhaps than Doctors. 2) A Dr./mohel can get a feeler when judging individual cases and can therfore change numbers on what he feels necessary then. Please!!! DONT BE FRUMER THEN THAU WHEN IT CAN BE A QUESTION OF… Read more »

to # 9  Mrs. brave
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to # 9 Mrs. brave

“but I’m not and I don’t want to postpone a bris for no good reason! ”
No good reason??!
You might be right 9 out of 10 times … G-d forbid if your 10th is a boy….
Think about that.
He is not some goyishe Dr. just saying to push off a bris. he knows full well what it means to make a bris on time and what it means for a frum yid to push off a bris.
YEt… he still recommended to push it off…

just wondering
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just wondering

how is it that no matter what is written, 1 negative comment always has to be shtuped in.
Such a beautiful story and ….of course 1 negative comment…
Trust me, lashon hara is worse than postponing a bris bc the mohel wanted to protect your baby.

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