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Cody Mason

Near Drowning

Cody sustained a drowning as well as a four hour surgery, that left him in a C spine Curvature, his head was contracted to the right side and touching his right shoulder, his hands were pined to his chest, his body was completely ridged .He had globle brain damage which caused CP.

When he went to school there wasn't any interaction with him.

We started HBOT treatments, and within the first month he was more responsive to his teacher. He followed directions more consistently and was more alert. One Very noticeable change is that Cody was less reactive to loud noises and was tracking sounds more frequently, which shows his ability to move. Remember he couldn't move his head at all. He started looking left daily. He showed a 48% level of independence from January 29 until February 22, from February 23 until March 13 he had a 70% increased in turning his head to the left when asked . The goal of Raising his head went from 45% to 63% during the same time. At this writing we have 81 treatments behind us, Cody is not having the emesis problem and we are working on eating by mouth, he can say mama, nana, by-by, and no ,of - course this is when he wants to.

We know that without the HBOT treatments Cody wouldn't be showing this kind of response this quickly, according to his neurologist ,he is suppose to be in a progressive vegetative decline, and HBOT wouldn't help at all. A good part of the doctors treating Cody were in favor of the HBOT. To see how it would help him recover from his injury.

The school administrator is pleased with his development for working with him on the computer with the visual guide.

His motor movements have increased greatly in the time of HBOT.

We don't know what we would have done with out Susan, Pat Rodriguez & Dr. Underwood, for their guidance with the HBOT and nutritional assistance.

With Great Admiration

Cody, Bryan & Ruth Mason

Anyone is interested in contributing to Cody's fund can E-Mail or call us at
our home for more information.
Our family deeply appreciates your kindness.
May God Bless you.
Ruth and Bryan
Parents of Cody.

March 13, 2001

Advocate Schools
Grand Terrace, CA. 92313

Mrs. XXXX,

Improvements since starting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, One month 5 year old, Near death drowned child, 9 months post accident.

Cody has made noticeable improvements in school during the Last month. He is more responsive to his teacher. He follows directions more consistently and appears to be more alert. One very noticeable change is that Cody is less reactive to loud noises and he is tracking sounds more frequently. He uses a switch with greater independence. He recognizes his teacher and other school staff by responding to their voices and smiling more frequently.

In looking over the daily charting we down his IEP goals, Cody has made a significant improvement in looking to the left daily. This objective was set since Cody turned his head only to the right when we began. Since the time we started this goal on January 29 until February 22 Cody demonstrated a 48% level of independence, From February 23 until March 13 Cody has shown a 70% level of independence. This means that he has gone from turning his head to the left 48% of the time when he was asked, to following this direction 70% of the times asked. The goal of the raising his head when asked has gone from 45% of the time to 63% of the time during the same time period as the goal of looking to his left. Cody is now showing that he can follow directions a greater number of times during the last few weeks.

Cody’s school attendance has improved during this same time period, He has not missed a day of school since February 23, 2001.


Terry Mikov

Teacher - H. Todd Eachus, Ed. D.,
Director of Developmental Services