Alberts now faces charges that include neglect of a dependent, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, battery and six counts of aggravated battery.
A 15-year-old was being treated for cancer at the hospital, and medical staff said the boy had several infections that delayed treatment. Court documents show 41-year-old Tiffany Alberts was caught on video injecting the feces into the IV and later admitted to it.
Reacting to news of the mother's interfering with her son's recovery, Sandy Runkle of the Prevent child abuse IN told of such behavior being rare while conceding of instances of abuse happening from 'time to time'.
The teen's health improved once the mother was removed from his hospital room, but doctors have expressed concern they may have missed the window to keep his cancer in remission, and that he could die due to the prolonged delay of treatment, according to court documents. According to court documents, video surveillance showed Alberts inject an unknown substance into the boy's IV line with a syringe multiple times, WLFI reported.
Doctors said the boy was lucky that he did not die from septic shock. At one point he had to be intubated and went on a ventilator.
He was sent home following his first bout of treatment in September, but returned several days later after experiencing fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Doctors were alerted to a problem when Tiffany Alberts' son's blood samples had the same number of organisms that are normally found in human faeces. That prompted the investigation. At first she said it was only water she injected in order to "flush the line" because the "medicine that was given to him burned".
A woman from IN is facing felony charges after she allegedly injected feces into her son's IV bag while we was completing cancer treatments.
Investigators later found a gift bag containing a substance consistent with fecal matter on the bathroom sink in the woman's son's room.
A Wolcott woman has been charged with injecting fecal mater into her son's IV tube while he was hospitalized in Indianapolis with leukemia.
In May, she lost her husband Jason Alberts before her teen son, who has a mild form of autism, was diagnosed with leukemia in July.