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Caregiver: 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother's Alleged Mental lness @balleralert 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother鈥檚 Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 An 8-year-old Dallas boy has had 13 surgeries and appeared at 323 hospital visits, all due to his mother lying about him being ill. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen took her son, Christopher, to another hospital visit last month, but this time, medical professionals noticed that something wasn鈥檛 right. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Christopher, who uses a wheelchair, was examined by doctors who determined that nothing was wrong with the boy. The staff at the Children鈥檚 Medical Center in Dallas contacted Child Protective Services, which resulted in Bowen鈥檚 arrest. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 鈥淪he was always saying Christopher was sick. Every single week. Every single month. She would always say, "Something鈥檚 wrong. He has this. He has that,鈥 the father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram of Bowen. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Despite the boy鈥檚 perfect health, he has been on a lung transplant list, connected to oxygen tanks and even had a feeding tube inserted in him. Bowen also alleged via a GoFundMe account that Christopher had cancer. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Crawford tried to get custody of his son but his attempt fell on deaf ears after Bowen accused him of not wanting to face the 鈥渞eality鈥 about their son鈥檚 health. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Dr. Marc Feldman reportedly told WFAA that Bowen鈥檚 behavior is consistent with the mental disorder Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. The disease is characterized as a caregiver who makes up 鈥渁n illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult, or a person who has a disability.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 The cause of this is reportedly tied to low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or a cry for attention. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 鈥淭hese mothers tend to be master deceivers and liars,鈥 Feldman said. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e very skilled at what they do.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Bowen is being held on a $150,000 bond after being charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.
Caregiver: 8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries
 All at the Expense of His Mother's
 Alleged Mental lness
 @balleralert
8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother鈥檚 Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 An 8-year-old Dallas boy has had 13 surgeries and appeared at 323 hospital visits, all due to his mother lying about him being ill. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen took her son, Christopher, to another hospital visit last month, but this time, medical professionals noticed that something wasn鈥檛 right. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Christopher, who uses a wheelchair, was examined by doctors who determined that nothing was wrong with the boy. The staff at the Children鈥檚 Medical Center in Dallas contacted Child Protective Services, which resulted in Bowen鈥檚 arrest. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 鈥淪he was always saying Christopher was sick. Every single week. Every single month. She would always say, "Something鈥檚 wrong. He has this. He has that,鈥 the father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram of Bowen. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Despite the boy鈥檚 perfect health, he has been on a lung transplant list, connected to oxygen tanks and even had a feeding tube inserted in him. Bowen also alleged via a GoFundMe account that Christopher had cancer. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Crawford tried to get custody of his son but his attempt fell on deaf ears after Bowen accused him of not wanting to face the 鈥渞eality鈥 about their son鈥檚 health. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Dr. Marc Feldman reportedly told WFAA that Bowen鈥檚 behavior is consistent with the mental disorder Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. The disease is characterized as a caregiver who makes up 鈥渁n illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult, or a person who has a disability.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 The cause of this is reportedly tied to low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or a cry for attention. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 鈥淭hese mothers tend to be master deceivers and liars,鈥 Feldman said. 鈥淭hey鈥檙e very skilled at what they do.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 Bowen is being held on a $150,000 bond after being charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.

8-Year-Old Underwent 13 Surgeries All at the Expense of His Mother鈥檚 Alleged Mental Illness-blogged by @thereal__bee 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅 An 8-ye...