Thursday, February 4, 2010
Lil Worm was born with a condition known as Tongue Tied. It is where the little flap of skin that is underneath your tongue is not long enough to fully stick out . This could cause feeding issues,and speech issues. My pediatrician refereed up to a E. N. T. Surgeon to correct this condition. I have been putting off going for quite some time now. I finally had to make the apt. The pediatrician thought it would be best to correct this before Lil Worm turned 1. I went to the apt by myself. My girlfriend was watching Monkey boy&my Husband could not take the time off of work. The procedure it self would consist of cutting the skin under the tongue to allow for proper tongue movement. When the E.N.T. looked at Lil Worms tongue he told me that his case of tongue tie was so minor that it was up to me weather or not I wanted it done. He said that in his opinion it was not medically necessary and would diffidently not cause feeding problems . He said it looked so slight that he didn't think it would cause speech problems either. He could not put it in writing ,but his tongue tie was very slight. It was one of the greatest days in my life. I was so happy to know that I did not have to put my son through that surgery.