His tonsils are swollen, the adenoids and tonsils symptomatically are causing the Sleep apnea, and his lingual Frenulum is too tight.
I'm still tongue tied, but at least we have a better clue. It's up to us, Ben's parents, if we want to have the T and A-ectomies. No, not TITS and ASS removals, people! Geesh!
The tongue twist is common, and does run in families. Yes, as a young little one I too had to have my Frenulum clipped. Tongue Tie has been known to cause issues with feeding, dental, and speech.
FRENULUM! I like that word, don't you?
We will decide what to do is best for Ben. Obviously there is a risk that if we go through all of this and after Ben's recovered, there's a chance that his sleep pattern may remain the same. To be a parent! For obvious reasons there are risks with having a little one have surgery as well, although complications are at 1%, we all know how 1% factors in with this family. I'm not going to assume the worse, I'm just going to continue to do what's best for him without following the suggestions of medicating him at bedtime with Benedryl or Motrin for a couple of weeks. That isn't something I'll do. After all, they used to say when a baby was teething to rub whiskey on their gums, we all know now how "beneficial" that is to a young baby's developing liver. I'm not risking the same thing with Benedryl.
Regardless, it's Friday!!!
We're one step closer to moving out of this new pattern.
Now if you'll excuse me I need to finish my Ben's kidbook called, Bedtime for Benny. This is another idea of ours that is on the opposite side of the medical field, only this assists with children and visualization. Why do you think Children love to see behavior charts and little stickers? They learn from what they see. So I need to finish taking one more picture of Marina's bed and the book will be finished.