Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This little guy is having surgery this morning at 8:30.  He is "tongue tied" - did you know that is a real thing???  We knew his tongue was tied a little short (meaning that piece of skin under his tongue was attached closer to the end tip then it should be) back when he was 13 months old but the ENT doctor suggested we wait and see if his speech was impacted.  Well, it is.  We took him back to the ENT doctor right before Christmas and his tongue is short enough that even with his mouth closed, it doesn't reach the roof of his mouth meaning that he can't form some letters/sounds.  (Which we could knew which is why we took him back!)  Hindsight is 20/20 - we wish we would have pushed to have it clipped at 13 months.  Even his regular doctor was surprised it wasn't clipped yet and pushed it through this time.  With all of that said - we'll be heading out to the hospital at 6:00 AM for the 8;30 surgery.  It is only about a 10 minute procedure with 2-4 stitches but he has to be knocked out to have it done.  Should make for an interesting morning :-)

If you are so inclined, feel free to say a prayer for him and for quick healing.  We have been told that it will just be uncomfortable for a few day but it heals quickly.   I am hoping to get some pictures of "our" first surgery with the kids but we'll see how it goes!

1 comment:

everything.beautiful said...

Glad I finally found this - I was confused about the surgery. Glad the little guy is feeling better now :)