A father is fighting for custody of his son after his mother’s arrest for injury to a child. According to KVUE, 8-year-old Christopher Bowen of Dallas has been hospitalized 323 times and undergone 13 major surgeries. He has also received treatments — including hospice care and being confined to a wheelchair— but authorities believe he seems healthy and that the illnesses may have been concocted by his mother, Karen Bowen-Wright.
Investigators believe this may be an incident of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological disorder in which a caregiver, in this case the mother, invents an illness even though there is no need for medical care.
“They doctor shop and hospital shop,” explained expert Dr. Marc Feldman of people with this disorder. “They often frequent many emergency rooms over a wide geographic area. One doctor may never know that medical procedures or diagnostic tests have already been performed elsewhere, so it
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A young mother died one day after getting diagnosed with the flu. According to Fox10, 20-year-old Alani Murrieta of Phoenix, Arizona checked into the hospital last Tuesday morning and died by afternoon.
Her family is in shock, saying that Murrieta hardly ever got sick. “Monday she was still feeling sick, so her sister took her to urgent care, her and her kids. They diagnosed them with the flu, sent her home with flu meds,” her aunt, Stephanie Gonzales, said. She explains that after the diagnosis, Murrieta’s condition steadily worsened. “Her oxygen levels were low. They took an x-ray around 9 that morning, and they told her she had pneumonia, and it kind of just went down hill after that.”
Doctors reportedly told the aunt that Murrieta had a flu that turned into pneumonia. She says that her niece had no pre-existing conditions and was healthy. Now, the
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