Monday, June 18, 2012

G-tubeless Update and Big News

2 weeks post g-tube removal Mikan is doing well.  The site looks clean.  It looks like he has another belly button.  It is still draining slightly (only visible in small amounts on a gauze pad).  This bothers me a little since his doctor said it should seal up within 24-48 hours.  If it refuses to seal, he will have to have surgery to stitch it up.  I was hoping Mikan might dodge this procedure, but it's not looking good.

Mikan is very protective of his stomach.  He regularly asks where his g-tube is and always wants the site covered with a protective pad (even though it has healed enough that it doesn't need to be).  He talks about how Mom and Dad got their g-tubes out and how he is just like us.

I am curious about Mikan's weight.  Ever since he began drinking juice his Pediasure intake has reduced.  I'm not sure his eating has improved enough to compensate.  Time will tell.  He isn't scheduled for a weight check for a while.

Mikan is doing well in his ABA therapy school.  He attends his school 3 days a week for 7 hours a day.  Right now he is still in the middle of assessment and testing, so they haven't cemented any goals or a progress plan for him.  We expect this meeting in a week or so.  He enjoys going to the school and the staff seems very knowledgeable and helpful.  We are excited at the small amount of progress we have seen already in the few weeks he has spent there.

We spent our Father's Day weekend at home.  John has been traveling for work-related functions all month so the kids were excited to spend some time with Dad.

Gensic Family News: Baby Gensic #3 is expected just before Christmas.  Mikan acts pleased to be a big brother to another one.  He always says he wants it to be a girl, and he wants to name her Anica.  When I tell him I think his sister would be confused, he just laughs at me.

7 comments:

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Yay for babies!! How wonderful!! :)

And I agree, I think Anica would be a bit confused. ;)

jkhenson said...

Congratulations on baby #3! :)

Mary Ann said...
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Trisha said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations on Anica2!

Trisha said...

Congratulations on baby Anica2!

Ann said...

Congrats Jenna and John!