Just wanted to give a little update on Austin. I took him in to the dr. a couple of weeks ago b/c he had a fever and bad cough. He is fine now, but the dr. found something semi-concerning when we went in for the visit.
(I'm copying some of this from my journal so I can remember all the details).
Austin's frenulum (piece of skin that attaches from your tongue to the bottom of your mouth) is probably going to have to be clipped. He has been tongue-tied since he was born (so is DH), and his dr. has always known about it, but he has never thought it to be a problem till now. When the dr. asked him to stick out his tongue so he could look at his throat last week, he noticed some scar tissue on the frenulum which could mean that Austin is trying to push his tongue out farther than it wants to go, basically tearing it. The dr. said that his mouth is (obviously) continuing to grow, but the frenulum will not grow to keep up with his mouth, so it will likely cause speech problems and other issues. Austin cannot say his "TH's" and his "L's", which makes sense, because those both involve the tongue. The dr. said he rarely ever has to recommend that the procedure be done on a child this old, it is mostly something done on babies, which indicates that he thinks it is something pretty serious, that needs to be taken care of at this point. Austin will have to go under sedation, but it is a pretty short and fairly common procedure, I think.
We have a consult with the ENT dr. who will do the procedure tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Have you guys ever known anyone who has had this done? I don't think I remember any of our Junebuds ever having this done, but I could be wrong. I will update more after our appt. tomorrow.
Other than that, we are doing fine. I am sorry I don't update more often! I do visit the board every day!