How did Kaylene Bowen, a mother in Dallas, convince doctors to operate on her son, no less than 13 times, who had been healthy at all times?
Kaylene Bowen a 34-year-old woman Dallas Texas mother has been arrested for serious injuries to a child after admitting to convincing doctors that her son was seriously ill, subjecting the healthy child to no less than 13 unnecessary medical operations.
A report through NBC Dallas Fort-Worth told of Bowen having taken his son Christopher now eight, to 323 visits to hospital since birth, and lying to doctors that the child was allergic to milk and needed a lung transplant due to the severe side effect ts.
According to his Facebook page, Bowen also publicly broadcast his son's "terminal cancer" .
In general, Bowen's son underwent 13 major surgeries, many of which took place at Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
But it gets darker.
Kaylene Bowen posted several pages documenting the alleged illnesses her son had:  Bowen came to to start crowdfunding pages to help with the child's medical treatments and operations, claiming that Christopher had terminal cancer and needed a lung transplant, cardiac surgery and orthopedic devices.
The mother continued to make up stories to the doctors, who they suspected two years ago, and contacted the Child Protection Services. Both confirmed that Christopher was not really sick.
During visits to the doctor, Bowen said that his son would do violence & # 39; vomiting & # 39; every time he drank milk.
told Christopher's father, Ryan Crawford & # 39; She started to explain to the judge that the doctors told her that my son would never walk & # 39 ;,
& # 39; Then he said that he had problems to continue eating and that he was going to need a feeding tube. & # 39;
& # 39; Every time she drank milk, she vomited it, or so she said, "she said . & # 39; It did not make sense because I never saw him throw up milk & # 39;
Munchhausen by proxy: an imaginary disease created to attract attention
The now separated couple started dating in 2009 when Bowen discovered that she was pregnant.
"I was in a club and she looked like a nice woman, she was nice, pretty, she caught my attention" Bowen said.
Now, Crawford said he's worried that, instead of her son, Bowen may actually be the one with the medical condition.
He is convinced that she suffers from a condition called Munchhausen by Proxy, or MSBP.
MSBP is a & # 39; problem of mental health in which a caregiver compensates or causes an illness or injury in a person under his care & # 39; who often times a child, to draw attention according to WebMD .  Behavior may come from & # 39; low self-esteem, stress, anxiety & # 39; or a need for attention.  Reiterated Christopher & # 39; s father, & # 39 It started eight days after his birth & # 39;
& # 39; Problems increased until he eventually claimed that my son He was dying.
& # 39; I was horrified because, for all I knew, my son was fine. I just needed, not even extra care, I was fine.
Father of Christopher Bowen: Nobody believed me; the system failed my son.
Crawford says he feels partially guilty for not stopping visits years ago.
I told the father, & # 39; I blame myself for the simple fact that if I was there from the beginning for my son, he would never have had to go through these issues, & # 39;
& # 39; I tried again and again and again to convince people that my son was not sick and that she was manipulating the system, & # 39;
Add, & # 39; It did not work Nobody believed me & # 39;
& # 39; He could have died, only God saved him.
Crawford, an IT administrator, spent thousands of dollars on a lawyer, trying to get custody of Christopher after the couple separated.
But he said the judge believed Christopher's mother and thought he denied his son's serious medical condition.
Now, Crawford desperately wants custody of his son. But CPS placed him in foster care, at least temporarily.
A hearing is set for next week.
Does not necessarily mean $$$$ where were all the doctors and hospitals that were supposed to care for Christopher and why did they refuse to trust their own research to show that the child was healthy and did not need surgery?