Cincinnati Children’s Hospital keeps surveillance footage of what happens in their rooms and that was how she was found out, thankfully.
Candida Fluty, 36, faces charges of felony assault and endangering children after hospital surveillance showed her allegedly injecting feces into her son’s IV at the hospital.
She was arrested on January 17, and her arraignment hearing was on Friday. At the hearing, a judge ordered her to cease contact with her children.
Her son, 9, is no stranger to hospitals as he has been battling Hirschsprung’s disease for most of his life. The disease affects the colon.
His mother reportedly suffers from a mental disorder known as 'Munchausen by proxy'.
“Munchausen by proxy is when usually a parent does something to make their child appear sick to get a psychological gain or response for the parent,” Dr. Stephen Strakowskis, a professor of psychiatry at the UC Medial Center, told Fox 19.
He added that the abuse from the parents often goes unreported.
Some claim that the mother injected feces into his IV bag in order to sustain a bacterial infection.
“It was fecal matter and there was also, apparently, some urine and vaginal cells in material,” said prosecutor Joe Deters.
The mother was expected to possibly plead guilty to the charges at her hearing on Monday, Fox 19 reports. The hearing was pushed to tomorrow, however, after she failed to appear in court.
Source: Fox19, (2), WSAZ
Photo Credit: Hamilton County Justice Center via Fox 19