A mother is now behind bars and without a son after not taking him to the doctors!
Over the past year or so, news has been circulating regarding parents not wanting to take their children to the hospital to receive vaccinations.
While a vaccine is one thing, just an average checkup from a local doctor is another.
A Canada mother was sentenced to three years in prison on Saturday after her seven-year-old, who was suffering from severe strep, died because she did not take him to the doctor.
“Ryan suffered terribly from this inaction,” Justice Kristine Eidsvik said. “He died an excruciating, unnecessary death.”
When the boy first showed signs of a sickness, his mother thought it was the average seasonal flu.
Trying to treat the sickness while her son was bedridden, she gave him dandelion tea and oil of oregano to treat his infection.
However, that did not work as over time the sickness caused his organs to fail completely.
According to the investigation of his death, he was found with swollen lymph nodes, oozing ears, and jaundiced eyes.
During the court hearing to see whether or not to convict the mother, she recognized that what she had done was wrong.
“Her remorse, I believe, is genuine,’ Eidsvik reportedly said during the hearing.
Shoe, however, did end up being sentenced to 3 years in prison for neglecting her son.
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