Mother accused of subjecting healthy son to 13 surgeries, needle - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Mother accused of subjecting healthy son to 13 surgeries, needless medical care

Kaylene Bowen-Wright was arrested after claiming her son had a massive seizure. (Source: Dallas County Jail) Kaylene Bowen-Wright was arrested after claiming her son had a massive seizure. (Source: Dallas County Jail)
Christopher Bowen, 8, even had a Youcaring account in his name. But his conditions were imaginary, authorities said. (Source: Youcaring.gov) Christopher Bowen, 8, even had a Youcaring account in his name. But his conditions were imaginary, authorities said. (Source: Youcaring.gov)

DALLAS (RNN) - A woman allegedly subjected her 8-year-old son to 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries.

Authorities said Christopher Bowen's mother confined him to wheelchair at various times, and at times, he was fed through a tube in his small intestine, WFAA reported.

Medical professionals said the only thing wrong with the boy is his mother.

Kaylene Bowen-Wright was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Dallas County Jail after a hospital visit late last month claiming her child suffered a massive seizure. He and her other children were taken away.

She has previously claimed the boy had cancer, had him placed in hospice care, said he suffered a rare degenerative disorder and tried to get him on the lung transplant list, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said.

Authorities said all of Bowen-Wright's claims were lies and believe the woman suffered from a mental illness - Munchasen by proxy, in which caregivers seek medical care for imaginary illnesses.

She even set up a Youcaring.com account for Christopher.

The boy's father is angry that it took this long for authorities to figure it out.

"It’s horrible for my son, or any kid because obviously my son is not the only one that has had to go through this type of torture," Crawford told the Star-Telegram. "The system has to be exposed — all the weaknesses that are in the system — because the kids don’t deserve that."

Copyright 2017 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • How Florence could affect the real estate market in the Cape Fear region

    How Florence could affect the real estate market in the Cape Fear region

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-09-24 23:08:25 GMT
    Real estate experts in the Cape Fear region have a positive outlook after Hurricane Florence.Real estate experts in the Cape Fear region have a positive outlook after Hurricane Florence.
    Real estate experts in the Cape Fear region have a positive outlook after Hurricane Florence.Real estate experts in the Cape Fear region have a positive outlook after Hurricane Florence.

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence, those looking to buy or sell a home have additional things to consider.

    More >>

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence, those looking to buy or sell a home have additional things to consider.

    More >>
  • Sinkhole, downed trees, water damage keep UNCW campus closed

    Sinkhole, downed trees, water damage keep UNCW campus closed

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-09-24 23:05:41 GMT

    UNCW is still deciding when it will be safe for students to return to campus. The school is shooting for Oct. 1 at the moment, but a lot of repairs are left to be made on campus.

    More >>

    UNCW is still deciding when it will be safe for students to return to campus. The school is shooting for Oct. 1 at the moment, but a lot of repairs are left to be made on campus.

    More >>
  • Closings and re-openings announced for the week of Sept. 24

    Closings and re-openings announced for the week of Sept. 24

    Monday, September 24 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-09-24 22:51:40 GMT
    School districts are assessing hurricane damage, making decisions on when to reopen. (Source: WECT)School districts are assessing hurricane damage, making decisions on when to reopen. (Source: WECT)

    Expect to see several school closings to continue across southeastern North Carolina this week as the community begins to recover from Hurricane Florence. Here are the announced closings so far:

    More >>

    Expect to see several school closings to continue across southeastern North Carolina this week as the community begins to recover from Hurricane Florence. Here are the announced closings so far:

    More >>
Powered by Frankly