The boy who was taken from his mother last year because he was obese apparently has fled Ohio with his mother. The mother appears to have broken the custody agreement worked out with the court earlier this year.
As reported by the Cleveland Dispatch, the boy seems to have regained some of the weight he lost while in the care of an uncle. He had dropped 52 pounds and had regained 7-9 pounds. Cleveland Dispatch: Young obesity figure may have fled
The case drew attention to a controversial article by Dr. David Ludwig, proposing that state authorities should take obese children away from their parents. The article was criticized here . The issue of when foster care is appropriate continues to draw attention.