A mother has been arrested for forcing her four-year-old son to undergo unnecessary surgeries by inventing medical conditions he has never had.
Megan Gee, 30, is accused of having undergone severe procedures for her four-year-old son, including having a probe in his stomach between 2016 and 2017.
Doctors say that she repeatedly lied about his health and sometimes said that he didn't eat and that he had seizures.
She has also claimed that he is autistic and promotes himself on social media as the & # 39; proud mother & # 39; of a & # 39; superhero & # 39 ;.
She was arrested Wednesday in Wichita Falls, Texas, on suspicion of serious physical injury to a child. It remains unclear whether she is in custody.
Megan Gee is pictured with her four-year-old son. Since 2015, she has been accused of lying to doctors about his health and claims that he & # 39; very sick & # 39; while he is in fact healthy
Gee is depicted in her mugshot. She was detained on Wednesday in Wichita Falls, Texas, on charges of serious physical injury to a child
The boy, who does not mention DailyMail.com, was taken out of her care in 2017 after doctors reported their suspicion that his mother was manufacturing his health problems, but he returned to live with her in February of this year.
It is unclear exactly under what circumstances she told doctors that she believed the boy was suffering.
According to the Star Telegram, Gee & # 39; s lies led her son to be prescribed 77 different medications.
He has been hospitalized 227 times or taken to a doctor's office, which means that he has spent more than a third of his short life in doctor care.
The first doctor's report to the police is in 2016 when she brought her son to first aid.
A doctor said she presented him three times and claimed he had vomited and had diarrhea, but the boy did not show such symptoms.
Gee also claims that her son is autistic. Some doctors who have reported her say they are afraid that they are falsifying his developmental problems and that he is not autistic
Doctors from different hospitals near Fort Worth in Texas have reported her over the past three years, including Cook Children & # 39; s Hospital staff (pictured)
Around the same time, she also brought him to different hospitals and claimed that he had constipation, seizures, and vomiting.
Between October 2015 and 2017, Gee has 42 times the office of Dr. Called Lynn Hunt.
In February 2016, she claimed that he did not eat. In March, Hunt's office surgically inserted a feeding probe into his stomach.
The doctor defended her actions when she was interviewed.
& # 39; If a mother tells you: & # 39; My child is not eating, he is doing all these things & # 39 ;, and you have exhausted all other options, then a feeding probe is a way to get food for a child who refuses to eat or cannot eat or vomit everything they eat , & Hunt said to the Star Telegram.
FAKING IT: WHAT IS MUNCHAUSEN?
Munchausen from Proxy is a condition where an adult invents medical conditions for his or her child, so that they can get attention or sympathy.
A dangerous aspect of this is how they will often cause symptoms in the child to better illustrate the lie.
Munchausen by Proxy is usually considered a serious form of child abuse.
Munchausen syndrome is when a person invents their own ailment or illness for sympathy or attention.
Both are mental disorders.
In June 2017, the boy spent a week in the hospital after being presented by his mother, who said he had widened pupils and contracted epileptic seizures.
But after a week, doctors realized that he had none of the symptoms of conditions that would cause what she had described.
They also weaned him from four different medicines that were prescribed to him.
It was after that incident that he was placed in foster care.
A child protection investigator said his mother & # 39; had painted the victim as a very sick child & # 39 ;.
It is unclear why she was not prosecuted or even arrested as a result of this.
In February 2019 the boy was returned to her care.
Only when the police investigation was handed over to another detective in May of this year did it collect steam.
The Sheriff Department of Tarrant County did not respond immediately to questions from DailyMail.com on Monday.
It remains unclear who is taking care of the boy or that his mother is still in custody.
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