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Holloween=Cody+the police
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Been a fun Halloween night!
We were at a friend's house in town and let Cody walk to the end of the block, (4 houses away) He got turned around and got lost. We had 4 adults looking for him for over 30 minutes. I was getting ready to call 911 whenI saw a police car pulled over to the side of the road with it's lights flashing and Cody getting ready to get inside the back seat.

He had walked ...over a mile, once he realized he was lost and told an adult. This person in return called 911, course Cody was upset and crying. Two ladies stayed with my son and tried to keep him calm until the police arrived.

I was driving around and happened to see the police car with flashing lights and that is how I found Cody.

He is upset, cold, and his ankles hurt but I do not think we will wonder off very far next time.
 
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(10-31-2011, 11:37 PM)Bummer Knees Wrote: Been a fun Halloween night!
We were at a friend's house in town and let Cody walk to the end of the block, (4 houses away) He got turned around and got lost. We had 4 adults looking for him for over 30 minutes. I was getting ready to call 911 whenI saw a police car pulled over to the side of the road with it's lights flashing and Cody getting ready to get inside the back seat.

He had walked ...over a mile, once he realized he was lost and told an adult. This person in return called 911, course Cody was upset and crying. Two ladies stayed with my son and tried to keep him calm until the police arrived.

I was driving around and happened to see the police car with flashing lights and that is how I found Cody.

He is upset, cold, and his ankles hurt but I do not think we will wonder off very far next time.

Bummer glad you were able to locate him and he is ok...
Cervical Fusion 2003, c5-c6. Herniated and damaged Disc L1- L4-L5 S1. Lumbar Spinal Cord stimulator implant 09-2008. Cervical ACDF revision with hardware c4-c5-c6-c7 Sept 2009.
SSDI approved 3-2010. NOW OFFICIALY RETIRED
 
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(10-31-2011, 11:37 PM)Bummer Knees Wrote: Been a fun Halloween night!
We were at a friend's house in town and let Cody walk to the end of the block, (4 houses away) He got turned around and got lost. We had 4 adults looking for him for over 30 minutes. I was getting ready to call 911 whenI saw a police car pulled over to the side of the road with it's lights flashing and Cody getting ready to get inside the back seat.

He had walked ...over a mile, once he realized he was lost and told an adult. This person in return called 911, course Cody was upset and crying. Two ladies stayed with my son and tried to keep him calm until the police arrived.

I was driving around and happened to see the police car with flashing lights and that is how I found Cody.

He is upset, cold, and his ankles hurt but I do not think we will wonder off very far next time.


My Lord, Bummer Knees...for the poor child's sake, I hope "we" won't wander off very far next time....

 
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#4
Cody is still feelng the impact from last night of being lost. He is very quiet today and is having problems with his feet and ankles today. Cody has club feet and wears braces in his shoes to help modify the condition.

Imagine being an indivudual with Autism and sensory dysfunction and being lost after dark, now that is a scary Halloween!
 
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#5
Bummer does this house know about club feet. My son who just turned 30, was born club footed in both feet. In addition to the club feet the bones from the ankle up to his knees were turned at the knee.
By the time the little baby was 12 hours old that had both his legs in cast. He wore these cast for like 3 weeks at a time and they would take them off and leave them off for 2 weeks, and back and forth in the cast for the little boy for his first year of life. After the cast stopped we had to go to shoes with a bar which he had to wear all the time day and night, we would have to set the angel of the shoes on the bar and his Pediatric Ortho would keep changeing the angle of the shoes, he eventually worked his way up to only haveing to wear them at night. But his issues did change because of his bone still being so soft we were told. Today he complains of flat feet and that is the only thing wrong with them today.
Cervical Fusion 2003, c5-c6. Herniated and damaged Disc L1- L4-L5 S1. Lumbar Spinal Cord stimulator implant 09-2008. Cervical ACDF revision with hardware c4-c5-c6-c7 Sept 2009.
SSDI approved 3-2010. NOW OFFICIALY RETIRED
 
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CF I have spent many years at Shriners Hospital with my oldest daughter and have some experience with club feet.

Cody's are very mild and were not even noticed by the child development specialist he goes to.

I took Cody to a foot specialist due to being flat footed and his history of broken ankles where he received the dx of club feet when he was 9 yrs.
 
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Bummer from the moment I read this story when you posted it on FB to reading it here I still get chills. I am so very, very grateful for the man who called 911, to the women who stayed with him. Grateful that they are the right people and that God was looking over that young man last night.
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When Joshua was in the 7th grade his first Para-Educator actually had a degree in physiology and worked with Joshua for nearly 2 yrs. The best advice this young man gave us was to have Josh undergo directional training. Like most autistics he does not have a good sense of direction and it's easy for autistics to become overwhelmed about where they are. They worked with maps, compasses and went on the internet to teach Josh how to get home, which way to go. The small computer tablets available today can teach Cody how to find his way around via satellites. I'd look into it, make it a game, have him track you in the car. I believe that one of the reasons why Joshua can drive is because his first para taught him to have a sense of direction. When we took him to a professional driving school to get lessons the instructor was impressed that Joshua had the confidence to not only drive but also didn't get lost like so many autistics do.

Joshua was helping his father deliver papers early one morning during the winter in Wichita yrs ago. They had an argument and Joshua left, he started walking home, thru the downtown of Wichita and actually made it to Meridian and 235 before I found him. I'd been crying for nearly 4 hrs trying to find him. The police were trying to find him. I held him for several minutes before I let go once I found him. Nine friends, my sister, police, my husband, newspaper carriers, police all missed him. But my prayers made me figure out his route. He's never done it again and I pray that I never have that type of scare again.

Cody wants to start exploring, he wants to be more independent. Teach him how to do it.
 
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#8
Good information BB, I worked with Breanna on directional trainning for several years before she finally got it. All what you listed. I was afraid she was going to be like her mother, when Breanna was in 8th grade we had a meeting at her school in Benton. I had asked Breanna's mother to attend, she had been at the school several times in the recent past. Her mother called me as she was leaving Wichita for the meeting. The next phone call I receive her mother is on the turnpike and has passed Mulvane and wants to know what exit to get off of. (She was going the wrong direction and was in a county on the other side of Wichita)

I gave her the directions to the meeting and she ends up in Towanda, KS.

I agree BB, Cody is at the age of wanting to gain independence.
 
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#9
I get lost in a paper sack and I am not kidding...I do not know my left from my right and I am grown...some of us just dont "get" it. I remember when I was 23 and came home from Germany the first time.I was so lost sitting at a rest area in Pa. with 2 kids in the car and crying a truck driver came over and asked me what was wrong and I told him..I am lost I started in Baonne NJ and I am going to Poteau Ok and I am lost and I will stay lost till I run out of money and die...and continued to bawl.....he got on his CB and put me between two truckers all the way to Ft Smith Ar.where I knew where I was at, they stopped and let me get gas and let the kids play....when one would have to get off they would stop and let me know who I was supposed to follow next....I have always had a soft spot for truckers since.
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(11-02-2011, 09:32 AM)jayne Wrote: I get lost in a paper sack and I am not kidding...I do not know my left from my right and I am grown...some of us just dont "get" it. I remember when I was 23 and came home from Germany the first time.I was so lost sitting at a rest area in Pa. with 2 kids in the car and crying a truck driver came over and asked me what was wrong and I told him..I am lost I started in Baonne NJ and I am going to Poteau Ok and I am lost and I will stay lost till I run out of money and die...and continued to bawl.....he got on his CB and put me between two truckers all the way to Ft Smith Ar.where I knew where I was at, they stopped and let me get gas and let the kids play....when one would have to get off they would stop and let me know who I was supposed to follow next....I have always had a soft spot for truckers since.

Jayne my half sister was the same way, couldn't drive anywhere because she got lost so easy. I'm the total opposite, when my mother died in San Antonio 18 yrs ago I drove there and drove all over San Antonio even though I hadn't been there in 6 yrs. San Antonio is a good city for people who get lost easily, everything is either inside the loops or outside. We had to learn the NSEW when we moved to KS, my youngest not too sure about his sense of direction, he wouldn't know north from south if he was at the north pole standing in front of a sign that said north.
 
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