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    what's the difference? does this mean that if i get a referral, i can have partial cost covered by priv health?

    How do they handle baby crying if it is only using local? From your experience with johnston, how long is the wait to get an appt for the surgery?

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    Just call and say you want an appt. I think they just asked about who diagnosed the ties because the wait list is getting pretty long so they want to be pretty sure they are giving appts to those who really need it. In your situation I think it will be no problem at all.

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    What is covered by private health depends on your level of cover. In my experience we didn't get much back. I think the reason that it's not well covered is because it is dental. Not sure. To be honest I didn't give the cost too much thought. I was more concerned by the pain my nipples were in and I left the finances for DH to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    How do they handle baby crying if it is only using local? From your experience with johnston, how long is the wait to get an appt for the surgery?
    So my children were 7 months (DS) and 11 weeks (DD) when revised. They use a cotton tip to apply a local gel. This obviously doesn't hurt at all. That numbs enough to reduce the pain for giving a local injection. To give the local injection they lay baby on the dentist chair (remember they are a specialist pediatric dental clinic). Attached to the dental chair is like a big swaddle made out of valcro. Both my children were used to being swaddled so they were totally fine laying in this position. I was sitting right next to them. The dental nurse and an assistant then open their mouth and give a local injection. This takes like 2 seconds. The moment the injection is given they rip the Velcro swaddle off and pick baby up and cuddle. Both my kids cried but not hysterically. More in a "wtf was that?" kinda way. They calmed easily. Then you sit and wait about 10 min. Then lay in the chair and swaddle in Velcro again. The local injection has done a pretty good job at numbing and Tim will explain to you the way the laser works affects the nerve sheath which means the procedure itself should not cause pain. BUT having someone hold open their mouth of course is enough to make them cry. My son cried loudly. This made him open is mouth wide and his tongue was easy to get to. My daughter didn't really cry she kinda grunted, shook her head and yelled at Tim. This actually made it a bit trickier to get under her tongue but Tim just has a little dental tool thing to lift the tongue and it was fine. She cried louder during the lip. Crying during the procedure doesn't hinder the procedure so they just get it done. I was was sitting next to my kids and rubbing their leg (can't hold their hand cos it is in the swaddle). The procedure took about 2.5min. So quick but it does feel long as it is happening. As soon as it is done they take off the swaddle. I think I helped rip it off and pick bub up. Then they immediately walk you (still holding bub) out of the room and just a few meters down the hall to a lounge where you sit and feed. No one else was in there so I breastfed immediately and both my kids latched well.
    Does that answer the crying question? They kinda don't handle it. They just get the procedure done as quickly as they can and I felt that I could offer reassurance to my kids the whole time and settle their crying within seconds of the procedure being done. Also remember that you can have the consult. Ask Tim to explain about the local and say you are concerned about the pain and if you are not totally happy with what he says then you just don't go ahead with the procedure. With both my kids I felt no pressure at all to go ahead that day. I personally knew the procedure was in my kids best interest so I wanted to go ahead that day.

    I think I waited about 4 weeks for my appt but I hear the wait is longer now.

    Good luck with your decision. I lost sleep over it before booking both my kids in but I have not regrets. X



    You might not want all my rambling on but I am assuming you are thinking similar things to me so I will tell you my thoughts.... Anything that makes your baby cry is awful. But I felt that they needed it. I am a nurse/midwife so I am familiar with babies going under general anesthetic. For me I would not have them put under if I can at all avoid it.
    The laser procedure causes pain and distress but I would compare it to vaccination or a baby getting an IV put in.
    I really am sorry that you are going through all this. It is hard to know what is the best decision for your precious bub. Xxx

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    What's the negative of GA? Yes, I iust want to know how traumatic it is to do local. DS is very active. He doesn't stop throwing his arms and legs. Restless. He doesn't like to be swaddled.

    I will call them to find it more.

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    Just read some articles. Yes I have decided to against using GA for DS. I called Tim office but forgot to ask first consult fee. Anyone has any idea? They told me that the I will meet the dental consult first. We will only meet Tim on the day of surgery.

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    Reporting back regarding that 1.5 hrs wake interval. You ladies saved my life. After giving DS panadol and teething gel, the 1.5 hrs waking stopped. It seems to come and go. He doesn't seem to be in too much teething pain at the moment and no need of panadol to fall asleep. I feel bad to drug Ds to sleep.

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    That's great! You are not drugging bub. There is no sedative in what you are giving. It is only pain relief so if its stopping the waking that logically means that bub is in enough discomfort to wake him up. I completely understand not wanting to give unnecessary medication but if I was in enough pain to keep me up at night then I would want panadol. Would you?
    Xxx

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    DS has been ingesting med since he was 2w old. It isn't what we would like it to be but it helps with his reflux and gas.

    Oh...i have made an appt to see Tim mid this month to get DS tongue tie sorted.

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    Sorry for asking more question again! DS is finally rolling. Yay. But he was practising it all night long. we have to keep going in to flip him back. Any solution to this?


 

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