TENNESSEE (KRON/CNN) — A Tennessee mother is charged with aggravated baby neglect and abuse of her developmentally disabled son after the 6-yr-previous was discovered weighing thirteen kilos.
Andrea Caldwell has been dwelling together with her two sons and a number of other different relations in a motel for the previous two months.
“I simply don’t perceive why that is occurring,” one member of the family stated. “She’s took excellent care of him since he was born,” she stated.
On Friday, the Division of Youngsters Providers (DCS) dropped by for a go to on the motel.
Investigators reported discovering the boy in deplorable circumstances, “with bruises to his physique, matted hair, and mattress sores.”
Additionally they reported that the kid “smelled of robust urine.”
Courtroom paperwork say the boy weighed solely thirteen kilos.
His feeding tube was clogged and his formulation was not offering him sufficient vitamins, the paperwork stated.
Hospital data say at his final go to in March he weighed forty kilos.
Caldwell’s household claims docs at Le Bonheur Youngsters’s Hospital informed them nothing was incorrect with the boy once they observed he began shedding weight.
“We had him at Le Bonheur in November, saying that he couldn’t maintain his meals and stuff down. They advised us to maintain doing what we have been doing.”
Her household denies the what they name “harsh allegations” towards Andrea.
Nevertheless, they do admit to some missed appointments after dropping their automotive.
“I do know she’s missed a couple of however I don’t assume it was 13,” a member of the family stated.
Based on DCS the company says they’ve been in search of the 6-yr-previous since Might.
Caldwell says they have been unaware.
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