Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, called being literally "tongue-tied," made it hard for the girl to make "th" sounds.
It's a common problem with a simple fix: an outpatient procedure to snip the tissue.
During a preoperative visit, the surgeon offered to throw in a surprising perk. Should we pierce her ears while she is under?