Yes, we originally used a word as pungent as the material itself, but then we thought better. Meet Tiffany Alberts, 41, a teacher (!) and candidate for Mother of the Year from Wolcott, Indiana. What’d Tiff do with poop? Injected it. No, not into herself, into the veins of her 15-year-old son, while he lay in the hospital being treated for leukemia (a cancer of the blood cells). WLFI-TV 18 reported:
Medical staff told police the boy received his first round of chemotherapy for his leukemia in September and went home. But he then returned a few days later and was sick with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. They continued to say he has had high fevers and vomiting since that day with significant bouts of diarrhea.
Doctors also confirmed to authorities the child has positive blood cultures with organisms that are normally found in stool, and experts say there is no medical reason to explain the ongoing blood infection.
So how do you investigate something like that? The cops deployed high tech to bag this lowlife.
The investigation began on Nov. 17 at Riley Hospital for Children when officers were called in to assist a child abuse investigation. A 15-year-old was being treated for cancer at the hospital, and medical staff said the boy had several infections that delayed treatment. All the infections were unexplained in origin.
Video surveillance was then placed in the child’s room.
According to court documents, medical staff saw Alberts inject an unknown substance into the IV bag with a syringe multiple times.
Wth the video, they confronted Teacher Tiff.
Alberts later admitted to injecting fecal matter several times since Nov. 13. The documents also state Alberts told authorities where some of the evidence was stored. Investigators also found diarrheal medication and weight loss pills in Alberts’ personal items.
Doctors said the child’s health improved once Alberts was removed from the hospital room, and she was also arrested. But they said the biggest concern now is they may have missed their best window to keep the boy’s leukemia in remission.
It was months of severe hospitalization, some of which were surgeries, to keep the boy alive.
Yeah, that wasn’t really an English language sentence, but the beauty of the language is that the intended meaning does squeak through. We understand the whole dynamic of writing for deadline whilst bleary-eyed… we just wish the legacy media didn’t cop such a superior attitude vis-a-vis us bloggers.
Doctors said the boy could have died from any of the episodes of septic shock caused from the fecal matter in his blood, and they said he still may die from his leukemia due to the prolonged delay in therapy. Doctors added they had to prolong treatment because if he was given chemo while the bacteria was in his blood, he would have surely died.
She has bailed out of jail, but is banned from contact with her kid. Interesting detail here:
Tri- County Schools said she’s been on leave since her husband died in May.
Wonder what he died of, and wonder whether investigators are wondering, too.
CBS News picked this up with some more details:
She allegedly first told investigators she injected water into her son’s IV to “flush the line” because the “medicine that was given to him burned,” the documents said.
But the woman allegedly later confessed, telling investigators she injected the boy’s IV with fecal matter several times since Nov. 13. She claimed she only did it to get her son moved to another unit at Riley, where she said treatment was better, the station reports.
Hat tip, Jeff Reynolds at PJ Media. Reynolds also links to another station that also suggests the malicious mom’s motive, at least according to her claims, was to get the kid moved to a different ward in the hospital.