I am the more laid back parent when it comes to medical stuff for the kids. Danny, more with Lynden, would want to take him to the doctor right away whenever something was wrong with Lynden. I, surprisingly, am the one to say "let's wait and see what it's like in the morning" and most of the time it clears up over night and we don't need to bother the doctor.
But, when it comes to Lynden's boy parts I panic. Since I don't have the same parts as him I don't know what's "normal" and what's not, so I rely on Danny's reaction to my questions to decide if I really should be worried about a redness/bump/etc or not. This is also why I let Danny make the decision about circumcising him or not (I figure we should pair off with the child with the same parts when making decisions and worrying about things).
But, when I pulled off Lynden's "night underwear" (AKA pull up) for his morning pee to discover blood in it I panicked. When Lynden started to cry because of the pain when peeing I panicked. When I saw it was bright red and swollen I panicked. My natural reaction was to call Danny but it was 7:30. Danny had started work already and can't answer his phone or answer his texts, so I called the next best person - my sister in law. I figure a) she's got 5 boys, b) she's awake (she's got 6 kids!) c) she lives next door, literally and d) works in a medical office. She was surprised I was calling so early and confused when I asked her to come over, but when I explained why she came over and took a look at Lynden's owie. She told me to keep an eye on it and if it wasn't better in the morning, or if he was bleeding some more to take him to the doctor.
My mind went to a bunch of what if scenarios, the worst being what if we have to get him circumcised at 3?!? Not something I ever want to put him through.
After more painful pee trips to the potty I decided to not wait til tomorrow to see the doctor. So, I called my grandma, who has a spare car seat in her car since ours is in our car and Danny has the car at work, to see if she can come and watch Alyssa while I run Lynden to the clinic. She was able to and so off to the doctor we went.
Thankfully, it turned out to be nothing serious, just a flare up from his eczema. Some cream and he'll be good to go.