Father Wants Custody After Mother Faked Son's Illness Resulting In 13 Surgeries
I've seen this kind of stuff on TV shows, but didn't think that a parent would actually do it.
A man is trying to get full custody of his son after the mother faked a severe illness on the boy resulting in 13 surgeries and over 300 hospital visits.
A father in Texas is fighting to get custody of his eight-year-old son after the boy's mother faked years of illnesses in a plot that lead to numerous unneeded medical operations.Dallas mother Kaylene Bowen, 34, was arrested for felony injury to a child after she admitted to convincing doctors that her son, Christopher, was severely ill.
Since he was born, she's taken the now eight-year-old child to the hospital at least 323 times. He's also underwent 13 major surgeries since birth after she lied to doctors saying he had a severe milk allergy and needed a lung transplant due to the severe side effects.
The boy's father, Ryan Crawford, said that Bowen's arrest was a long time coming and that he hopes she goes to prison for life for what she's done.He said that he is upset it took so many years for the system to finally figure out that she was lying about their son's illnesses.'How do you do 13 surgeries? How do you do it?' he asked while speaking to KHOU. 'How do you do 13 surgeries and not question the fifth surgery? The sixth surgery?'
Crawford explained after his son was born, he questioned the medical issues she was claiming he was suffering from.He said the more he questioned Bowen, the less she was willing to let him see his son.Crawford said that he tried to explain to Lori Hockett, a family court district judge in 2012, that his son was not sick, but she reportedly believed his ex and stripped him of his visitation rights because he refused to accept that his son was dying. 'The judge stated that I needed to accept that my son was dying and I said, 'No, I'm not going to accept that my son was dying' and she took away from my visitation.''
Then, two years later she hired an attorney to get full custody of their son.He said he obtained medical records showing he was not sick, but claims the judge refused to even look at the records and dismissed his motion. 'It makes me feel as if the system wants to believe the mother all the time in situations, when the father is there fighting,' Crawford said.The behavior may stem from 'poor self-esteem, stress, anxiety'or a need for attention, the medical website said.
Of her extreme behavior, Crawford said it began eight days after their son was born.
'The issues escalated to eventually she claimed that my son was dying,' Crawford said.
'I was horrified because from what I knew, my son was fine. He just needed -- not even extra care -- he was fine.' -(Regina F. Graham, Daily Mail UK)
Wow, sounds like she's the only one who is sick.