A Texas mom is facing up to 20 years in prison for medically abusing her son.
On Thursday, in a Dallas courtroom, 35-year-old Kaylene Bowen pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to her child.
Medical records that showed Kaylene’s young son, Christopher, had been seen 323 times at hospitals and pediatric centers in Dallas and Houston and underwent 13 major surgeries, all between 2009 and 2016.
Kaylene Bowen also launched fundraisers claiming her son was dying from a rare genetic disorder. She eventually flipped it and said he had cancer.
According to authorities, Kaylene had Christopher fitted with a feeding tube in his small intestines and that led to a blood infection. She also tried to get him on the lung transplant list and had him placed in hospice.
Christopher’s dad, Ryan Crawford, tried to convince a court for years that his son was not sick. One judge ordered him to have no contact with his son as a result.
Staff at the Dallas hospital alerted CPS to stepped in and removed Christopher and his two-half siblings were removed from their mother in November 2017.
Christopher is now a happy and healthy 10-year-old boy, who only needs to go to the doctor for his annual check-ups.
Kaylene Bowen, who appears to be a clinical case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy,
She’s scheduled to be sentenced on October 11.
And what kind of doctors would operate on a child 13 times without a true diagnosis?!?