The day after his physiatry follow-up, Mikan will have an inpatient surgery to close his g-tube stoma.
I was able to observe Mikan at his ABA school recently, and I was happy to see how much progress he has made. This has helped me realize that the transition to kindergarten was the correct decision. He has had some great therapists who have done an excellent job making sure he was having fun, but also learning. Although Mikan is nervous about the change, I know he will transition well and it will only be a matter of time before he is excited about kindergarten.
Below is a video taken at Hacienda after we were served churros and chocolate hot sauce. I think most parents would have been horrified if they witnessed their child doing this in public. Instead I got the video camera out because I was so pleased about the great progress it documented. Before this video was taken he also ate part of a hot dog bun and a french fry.
But I don't want to end complaining, so I'll add that both Anica and Mikan are extremely entertaining with their affinity for singing pop karaoke. At our house you can regularly hear their renditions of Alicia Keys' "This Girl is on Fire," Kelly Clarkson's "Catching My Breath," Christina Aguilera's "I Just Want to Feel This Moment" or Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" (which Mikan knows all of the words to). A video to come.