sydney's sidewalk drawing...elijah, sydney, daddy, mommy, kezia

Friday, April 9, 2010


Elijah has a little surgery scheduled for next week Thursday. We noticed at birth that he was tongue-tied. That is, that the little bit of skin under the tongue is too tight and attatched closely to the tip of the tongue. This can cause latching and feeding problems as well as speech problems later on.

We decided not to have it clipped at the hospital when he was born. (We just didn't know enough about it at the time and were told that it was possible he would not need it clipped.) But, it has not improved greatly, so next Thursday is the big day.
The skin under the tongue is called the frenum or lapial frenulum depending on what website you look at. The procedure is called a frenulectomy.

Say that ten times fast...
fren- i give up . . . ium

oh, and the medical term for tongue-tied is ankyloglossia...but I don't know how to pronounce it or therefore how to rhyme it.

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