trip reportWe left at around 7:30pm on Monday night. Adam was soon asleep, which was our plan. Isabella insisted I read her stories but fell asleep after about half an hour. We drove straight through. Isabella woke up about half an hour before we arrived at the hotel. Adam slept the whole way until we took him out of the car. Once in the room, both kids seemed wide awake. Thankfully, they both fell asleep after we settled in and turned off the lights (probably 11:30 or 12). Both kids woke up chipper at around 5:30am (us, not so much). We had breakfast & puttered around & then left for the Dr. at 8am. Adam soon fell asleep. We puttered around at the grocery store & then arrived at the Drs at 9am. Since we weren't scheduled until 9:30 we just hung in the car with sleeping Adam.
Adam awoke very cheerful. He seemed to like the Dr. Since he was awake she opted to do the procedure first & do paperwork after. I took Isabella outside since she doesn't like to hear babies scream & DH stayed with Adam. He seemed to need to do that for his own sake. Adam had a type 3 tongue tie & an upper lip tie as well. She clipped them both. He bled minimally & was a trooper. After the procedure I nursed & then DH rocked Adam to sleep & went into the waiting room while I answered questions from the doctor. That took a while as she was chatty & I also asked a lot of questions. She thinks Isabella also has a type 3 tongue tie, although different from Adam's. She can stick her tongue out & has a lot of range of motion. However, she does have trouble swallowing. We were going to call her friend after the appt. but forgot. So I need to call her about that.
Anyhow, Adam slept all the way from Long Island to just past Hartford. We stopped to eat & he was in such a good mood. We got back in the car & he was a little cranky but fell asleep again until we got home. And he was so cheerful at home. We did give him tylenol, along with the arnica. Today I've just given arnica. Erik's seen him stick his tongue out several times. We're working on the latch. It is definitely better but old habits die hard. I am going to call the LC who dx him for a followup. He also will get craniosacral therapy starting on Sat to help spread his palatte out to relieve congestion.
Sadly, DH is having some post procedure anxiety about having put Adam through this. It's very sad.
So, there you have it. We'll see what happens.