A Last Hurrah.

Well, here we go.

I’m typing this from the airport. Ruby and I are headed back to Albany to have her tongue tie re-addressed.

A few weeks ago, I emailed Dr. Kotlow pictures of Ruby’s tongue, stating that I thought she ha re-adhered. He agreed and told me if we could make our way back out, he would divide the tie again with no charge.

It has taken me this long to get everything lined up and secure tickets, but now we’re on our way. We are flying stand-by and not returning until tomorrow morning. It’s going to be a long two days. Please keep your fingers crossed that there will be a seat for us.

As far as breastfeeding goes, I dont know that this will fix our problems… but it can’t make them worse, right? I feel like this is my final big effort to make things work. If it doesn’t, no one will ever be able to say I didn’t try hard enough. I won’t be able to say I didn’t try.

Wish us luck. I’m excited, nervous, a little scared… mostly hopeful.


  • http://contentedlycrunchy.blogspot.com Brea

    Oh mama, fingers crossed!!! No one can say you didn’t try hard enough, for sure!! But the only person who matters in saying that is you!

    I hope this helps. You and Ruby deserve to catch a break in breastfeeding!

  • Wendy

    Best of luck, Mandy and Ruby! We’re sending happy breastfeeding thoughts your way!

  • http://mvstephenson.wordpress.com Verna

    Good luck!! Hope this does the trick! I’ll be thinking about you both!

  • http://www.catelinden.com Cate

    Doctor Kotlow sounds like the BEST doctor!

    I so hope that everything finally works out for the two of you. I know how badly you both want nursing to go well…but whatever happens, you have tried SO hard. It’s not your fault.

  • http://janusfiles.xanga.com Janus

    Just keep telling yourself that it’s going to work. After all, what do I keep telling you?

    I hope you and Ruby have a safe flight, both coming and going.

  • http://Nursingrubysue.wordpress.com Samantha

    I think you’re doing the right thing! It will help her with dental issues in the future also.

    Do you know how to keep it from readhering?

    • http://www.tempestbeauty.com/about-this-blogger/admin/ Mandy

      We do! We have been pulling her poor little tongue several times a day. It’s healing beautifully – WIDE open. I think we weren’t as vigilant about it the first time around, and I wish we had been more so :/ This time we’re making sure it wont have to be done again. I’ve seen first hand how much of a difference it can make later on and I’m glad we got it taken care of now. 😀