Leo was born tongue-tied. In other words, the little string of skin that's underneath his tongue was connected to the very tip of his tongue, making him unable to stick it out. It was never really an issue until recently, when we realized that he couldn't say certain words. It was virtually impossible for him to make the "th" sound. So, this morning, he had surgery to correct his tongue and make it possible for him to stick it out. (and now, he will be able to say the words that he couldn't say before)
I had to get up very early this morning to take him to the surgical center for the surgery. He was given a drug before the actual surgery to make it easier for the anethesiologist to put him under for the surgery. The medicine the nurse gave Leo before the surgery made him quite "loopy". It was actually pretty funny - he kept meowing like a cat, and then he started laughing and saying, "Mommy, you have two faces!" He was quite happy and relaxed by the time the nurses wheeled his bed out and into surgery. The surgery itself was very quick and he only ended up having to have two stitches. So, I am very thankful for that!
He did end up having quite a hard time after the surgery in the recovery room. He was in a lot of pain, and was very disoriented, irritable, etc. I felt so bad for him! And he also threw up a few times there and on the ride home. But, I picked up a big McDonald's chocolate milkshake at the drive thru and by the time we got home, he was feeling better. I took a few photos of him on the couch a little while ago, while he was watching Wallace and Gromit and enjoying his cold milkshake.
He's much better now - its been a few hours since we got home. God really took care of him, and eased my worries/nerves, as well. Thanks to all of you that prayed for my little Leo, as I updated his status via Twitter. I really appreciate it!!
And now, he'll be able to say "theater" and "this" and "that" and "thank you" with no problems!