Stick it out

Miss Qor’s tongue doesn’t fit in her mouth. It sticks out the side. Poor little critter.
We’ve actually noticed that she has one tooth that sticks out with it! Must have grown that way.

When she was itty bitty, we thought it was cute, but I’m starting to think it might be causing a problem. I think it’s part of the reason that her eye has been swollen on that side.

We figured out that a good chunk of her problem was the wheat allergy we just discovered. Since we’ve taken her off wheat, the swelling has gone down considerably. We are actually contemplating surgery for entropion. If it’s necessary, we will do it, but I’m going to try this first.

The tongue is a muscle right? and she only licks out the side of her face.. (very difficult for her I think)

So, we are strength training her tongue. Seriously!

Every night now, we have a little cup of peanut butter (all of a teaspoon in the bottom) and we practice licking out the front of our mouth. I end up slimy and she gets a little frustrated but eventually she gets it (and the peanut butter!)

Here’s hoping this does the trick. In the meantime, I think I’ll buy stock in puralube.