My little climber!

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First climb the stool
First climb the stool

I had to add these photos now… they just kill me. He was this mischievous little guy and I miss him. Though at the time it was hard. He was one of those little guys with little communication and a typical little boy wanting to climb, run, be silly and goofy and get into things. However the things he would get in to were dangerous and he could not see the danger.

But when I see this face and those eyes… it breaks my heart. How I miss those eyes. Kodiak your Mama really loves you. You have so many friends that you don’t see or hear and yet you are one loved little man!

2nd look around and go all the way up
2nd look around and go all the way up

3rd balance perfectly for the pose and then climb to the counter and walk on it and knock everything off... No photo of that... Had to grab him first...
3rd balance perfectly for the pose and then climb to the counter and walk on it and knock everything off… No photo of that… Had to grab him first…

Ok! So this was like a full moon thing he would do… only he was much faster you would not even be able to take the photos. He was very silly after this and got on the counter and began dancing… I had to teach him to reverse the process and the “get down process” So he would know how to get down… I have to say though he has begun climbing again… on the bins, chairs, couches etc. I wonder if this next summer we should take him back to the playground with tunnels that we always went to… Hmmm! Anyone have thoughts on this?

Crawling through tunnels was fun for Kodi and the other two. Sometimes a rest was needed
Crawling through tunnels was fun for Kodi and the other two. Sometimes a rest was needed

Wow! They all look sooooo little!

I’m exhausted after work today. Had a half day this afternoon. Well something very funny here. I was home when Kodiak got home from school. He thought that was so funny and he felt my ring (wedding) on left ring finger and he could not stop giggling. Then he went for my right hand (still in the splint) and you could see him get confused. He wanted me to sign “Momma’s home” but I can’t with that splint on. So I tried with my left hand. He would not accept that. He kept tugging on my splint. I had a lovely chat with his school Intervenor who is a dear and comes to the house and rides the bus with Kodi to school and then rides home after spending all day as well. She said he had a good day in school until it was time to get on the bus. Kim thank you so much for taking such great care of my grizzly bear cub. It was a shorter day and he was a little confused. He also met and attached himself to Mary H his social worker. Once Kodi realized who I was after everyone left he climbed up me like a tree and hung on like a bear holding on for dear life. He gave me a big hug and put his head on my shoulder and giggled. Oh! Boy! This was so much easier when he was smaller… Now he’s 50 pounds and 4 feet tall…. I still love it though! He’s still my baby!

We went to Target to get his prescription that his eye doc called in. She is such a sweetheart She called me the other night directly wondering what was going on with his eyes. We are going to try adding something to see if it helps. For now we just have to now wait and see. Anyway Kodiak was so sweet the whole time in Target. He did not want to hold my right hand. He pushed it away and walked around behind me and took my left hand instead. As we waited for the prescription to be filled he latched on to other people he felt along the way. I had to tell one lady “I’m so sorry! He’s DeafBlind and does not know if you are a friend or a foe and just knows you’re a person and he wants to get to know you.” She got down and let him touch her face! She said “It’s completely fine and I have a special needs granddaughter and these kids need friends too. Then she said “I’m a friend little Kodiak but not one you know.’ She shook his hand and signed “friend” and her name “Emma”. I wanted to talk to her more but we both needed to go. They were headed out-of-town to visit family. I needed to find my other two and round-up his prescription.

I had a sweet conversation with a co-worker. She told me she looked at this site. She was very kind and said “He is a cutie”. I did not talk much about Kodiak and his issues at work when I first started… Work was my escape. But slowly people are getting to know him because the older two have had injuries as well. Anyway… Thank you everyone at work for your kindness about Kodi. I don’t want to add you in here unless you say it’s ok. But thank you!!! There are several of you that ask, follow and well “you know what you do” 🙂 🙂 I try to keep work separate It’s my safe way to keep from breaking down at work at times… But it’s hard too because he’s a very special kid and I know he’s facing things ahead that my work family might need to know about… Prosthetic eyes, Scoliosis issues, med changes, not to mention the injuries he’s done to me…etc.

All for now… Love you all and appreciate the little moments you have with all your little people around you. They change so fast. 🙂

Kodiak’s Momma!