We went to a wonderful (Christian) ENT doctor today and we will be getting Jackson's lip frenulum clipped (it is connected through his front two teeth and will have to be clipped before his permanent teeth come through anyway) and his tongue frenulum clipped. It will be a outpatient procedure and they will give him gas as long as he stays calm. If he gets really upset they might have to put him completely under. He will have 3 stitches on the lip frenulum and 3 stitches on the tongue frenulum (they will dissolve), and he will probably not be able to eat solid foods for a couple days. Please pray for him because he is pretty dramatic sweet little boy. We are hopeful and know it will at least help with his eating and might even help with his speech.
Jackson has all his labial words (words that we use our lips to say) "p, b and m" but no words that involve his tongue and his tongue is very weak.
Here is our prayer for Jackson. Jesus healed a man with part of Jackson's problem while he was here on earth. This passage is found in Mark 7:
33After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue. 34He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ). 35At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."
I cannot wait to see what Jesus is going to do for Jackson! His tongue will be loosened...God gets all the glory for showing us this problem the day after we were on our face praying for answers.