Tiffany Alberts, 41, is facing seven felony charges — six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury — for grossly interfering in her boy’s medical care, WLFI reported.
An investigation was launched earlier this month after Alberts’ 15-year-old son began suffering from a series of inexplicable infections while undergoing treatment for his leukemia.
Doctors told the news station their biggest worry is that they may have missed their best opportunity to conquer the boy’s leukemia while dealing with complications stemming from the infections.
According to court documents obtained by WLFI, staff at the Wolcott hospital witnessed Alberts on several occasions inject an unknown substance into her son’s IV bag after video surveillance was placed in the boy’s room. And following a series of blood cultures, doctors were able to confirm to authorities the tests came back positive for organisms that are usually found in fecal matter.