I'm back from a whirlwind week in Michigan. (Sorry for the only posting once this week, but it was all my schedule would allow).
Last Sunday, my mom and I loaded the boys in the van and headed out on an eight hour drive to Detroit. It has been six months since our last visit to Michigan for Nancy Kaufman's Summer SPEAK and we decided it was time to head back so that Colten could be reassessed and receive some additional therapy at Kaufman Children's Center. We also needed to have Cooper evaluated. Oh, how I wish I could either a. Move to Michigan b. Pick up the KCC and drop it in Rochester, NY. It is so nice to get answers when uncertainty seems to loom around every corner. It is so nice to know your child is getting EXACTLY the right treatment at the right time. It's amazing to see how much progress he can make after only a four day intensive program there. Ah-mazing.
I'll be posting about our trip in full detail later. I'll give you all an update on Colten's new speech and occupational therapy goals and explain the issues that are beginning to emerge with Cooper. Right now I'm still processing all of the information. It is A LOT to digest. All I have to say is God only knows we would be without Nancy Kaufman and the KCC. I am so thankful that she came into our lives and that we have the means to make sure our child(ren) get the best care possible.
She gave me answers and hope when I had neither. She helped me son find his voice. She is a rockstar in my book.
It looks like we'll be making this trip every 6 months. It seemed like the perfect amount of time to revamp Colt's program. And as overwhelming as it is to think of being the mother of two special needs children, it's comforting to know that Cooper will be getting intervention as early as possible and that this time we will have a plan. We can skip the months/years of uncertainty and move right to action.
All around, I think we are in a good place. And I wouldn't trade these little beasties for the world:
|We were eating pasta - maybe next time I should wipe my kid's face before I take his picture...|
Have a great weekend!