Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ohio and haircuts

In case you haven't heard yet, Mike got accepted to grad school at Ohio State University for the fall. He's getting his masters in healthcare management. Mike is a smarty pants and got the top scholarship! Way to go Mike! We were going to move in September but...

...we decided to just pick up and go to Ohio NOW so that we could get started on therapies for Colton. So, in 2 1/2 weeks we will be in Ohio. Crazy! I'm scared, sad, hopeful and excited. Hopefully within a few weeks of living in Ohio we will be settling into our new routine of:

-2 hours of week of Occupational therapy
-2 hours of week of Speech Therapy
-2 hours a week of Physical Therapy
-25-35 hours a week (5 to 7 hours a day in our home) of ABA (Behavioral Therapy)

I'm ready to get going!

And on another note. I gave Colton a haircut tonight. I was NOT okay with his mullet, and wanted him to look nice and put together for all the new people in Ohio we are going to meet. Haircuts are near impossible with Colton, but I was happy with the outcome. I love my handsome boy!

11 comments:

Janae' said...

Oh Man. 2 1/2weeks!!

What can I do? Can I come help pack boxes? Can I watch Colton? Can I drop off a super size, extra ice, yummy (full of much needed caffeine) Sonic??

Let me know!

ChanellR said...

Congratulations Mike! You Rose boys are always snatchin' up those scholarships.
Good luck with the move. You guys are amazing. You have been through so much, so fast and the way you are handling it and getting Colton the help he needs is really great. Colton is lucky to have you guys as his parents. And you guys are lucky to have such a handsome boy as your son- nice haircut!

Crystal said...

We are so sad to see you guys go, but I'm glad that you'll be able to get all settled into Colton's routine sooner than planned. You are such a great mom.
Let me know what I can do to help you out getting ready for the big move.

Karen the "Hungry Mom" said...

Congrats to mike!! Colton is so handsome!! Sweet little face. Ohio has some of the nicest people in the world, good luck w the move!!

Kara said...

Way to go Mike!! That is awesome that he got the top scholarship. I like you go get 'em attitude. Good luck with the move. and P.S. Colton's brown eyes... totally melting me. He's so handsome with his trimmed locks.

sam and brittney said...

Congrats to Mike on his schlorship! Good luck with the move. Looks like Ohio will be a good move for you guys!

becca said...

Harder . . . move to Ohio, or give Colton a haircut? Well, you already accomplished one with flying colors! Colton looks adorable! This move will hold great things for all of you, I'm sure. Love you all to bits!

Hannah said...

So so SO handsome! I'm excited for you to get to move forward and settle into a new routine! You're amazing in so many ways.

Jill said...

You are all heroes in my book! We are proud of Mike, of you, and of Colton. Your proactive attitude is going to make all the difference in Colton's recovery and progress. I hope to be a part of it, too!

Sarah said...

Snuck onto your blog again, and just wanted to say that I'm excited for all the happy things going on in your life, and I sorrow with you for all the sad things happening. But all I can think is that Colton couldn't ask for a better Mom, and having a great, caring, attentive, proactive, and smart mom will make all the difference in his improvement. Best wishes for all the Roses! Enjoy Ohio! Congrats to Mike!

Diana said...

So I don't know you, but I saw your blog on a friend's and clicked over...totally blog stalking, sorry. But I just saw your therapy schedule and read back a few posts to hear about your son. I don't know much from a parents perspective but I was an ABA Behavioral Therapist for 2 years and would do in home therapy for young Autistic kids, just like Colton.
Anyway, it's hard and it's a lot to deal with (especially the 25-30 hours of ABA...when can you ever run errands or do anything else with that schedule?) but it's totally worth it and the results are amazing. My first day working I was put with a little 2 year old and it was his first week, I was really able to see his growth throughout those first few months he was with us, he then switched companies but I was amazed at his growth in that time. If you're on top of it (which it seems like you are), you will totally pick up on all the cues and "training" that needs to be done. You can totally do it.
And I'm sure you've been doing extensive research but I would say about 75% of our sessions were paid for through the different school districts in the area, FAPE (free and appropriate education) reaches down to 3 year olds and so you shouldn't have to pay anything out of pocket. Just remember, you're stronger then you think you are and you can 100% do this.