A mother is accused of playing nurse with her teenage son, injecting a little extra into his IV during cancer treatments. Now you might think we’re going to tell you it was some morphine, or some other ‘happy’ drug. But you’d be wrong: it was poop.
Tiffany Alberts, 41, of Wolcott, Indiana is the mother of a 15-year-old boy who has developed leukemia, a tragedy at any age and especially for a boy so young. Yet Tiffany was allegedly caught on video repeatedly using a syringe to inject something into his IV line on several occasions. The boy endured severe blood infections, and developed fever, vomting, diarrhea and other issues shortly after his first round of treatments. Doctors who examined the boy found that he had organisms typically found in feces in his blood, and were initially perplexed as to how that could have happened, so they installed surveillance cameras in the boy’s room.
When brought in for questioning, Tiffany initially told detectives that the substance she’d injected was only water, which she’d added mercifully because the medication burned. After additional questioning, police say she finally admitted that she had added feces to his IV. Tiffany claimed that she had done this disgusting deed in the hopes that her son would be moved to a better unit, but wow, no, gross. She has since been arrested and is not allowed to have any contact with her son. He is doing better now that his horrible mother has been removed from his bedside, but doctors are worried that the delays in treatment due to the severe infections will cause further complications.
Interestingly enough, Tiffany is someone who has been entrusted on numerous occasions to protect and care for children. She was employed as a teacher, but has been on leave since her husband’s death this past spring.
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