Young mother, 21, VERONT SENT her baby boy because she & # 39; needed a break & # 39; and struggled with the stress of parenthood
- A young mother poisoned her child to let him sleep more often
- Her 18-month-old suffered an almost fatal overdose of the prescribed medication
- It is unknown which psychological and physical damage the medical has caused
A 21-year-old mother poisoned her 18-month-old toddler because she & # 39; needed a break & # 39; struggled with the stress of parenthood, a court has heard.
The single mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in her home in Liverpool in southwest Sydney in June last year before being found guilty of managing her son Tegretol.
She had repeatedly given him the medicine intended for epilepsy that he had not been prescribed for. 9 news reported.
In January 2018, her son was rushed to the Sydney Children & # 39; s Hospital when he almost had a fatal overdose of the drug.
She told the police in an interview: & # 39; When he slept it was easier to get things done, I didn't want to hurt him & # 39 ;.
In April she told her doctor in a medical assessment interview that she is & # 39; the worst mother & # 39; felt.
& # 39; I hurt my son – the most precious thing to me – I could have killed him, I regret my actions a lot, & # 39; she said according to the Daily telegram.
A 21-year-old mother poisoned her 18-month-old toddler (photo) after being stressed that she was a parent
Her defender told the court that the mother's actions could be interpreted as seeking attention because she struggled with being older.
& # 39; This is by no means an excuse for what she did – but it provides some insight into what she thought she could achieve – an interruption of the pressure she felt, & # 39; he said.
The sentencing of the mother has been postponed until September 20 for further medical consideration due to a lack of knowledge of the damage inflicted on the boy.
The court was told that the boy now lives with his father, but doctors did not know what psychological, physical and intellectual developmental damage he would incur later in life.
In January 2018, her son was rushed to Sydney Children's & # 39; s Hospital when he almost had a fatal overdose of the drug – the boy's mother is pictured
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