Fort Worth, TX

Baby falls victim to own mother. Woman asked for tongue tie, spinal tap and other painful unnecessary procedures

Amy Christie

A Fort Worth mother has been arrested for hurting her own child after giving doctors a fake medical history in order to have them perform unnecessary medical tests and procedures, which included a tongue tie and a spinal tap, as reported by NBC DFW.

What are the details?

Sarah Meglar, 22, of Fort Worth, was taken into custody for felony injury to her son, who is less than one year old.

An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the news outlet mentions that authorities first noticed her strange behavior when the woman brought her child, a son less than one year old, to Cook Children’s Medical Center in March 2021.

At that time Meglar complained to the doctors that her son wasn’t eating and was dehydrated. Detectives stated that the baby was quite obviously overweight, but because of the mother’s complaints a nasal gastric tube was used.

After that the mother was taken to a room that had covert video surveillance and she was observed while feeding the baby the bottle given by doctors, refilling it with the formula and then telling the nurses that the baby would not take his bottle, according to court documents.

The woman later posted on social media that her baby would get a gastrostomy-jejunostomy tube, but doctors said that the baby had never been taken to a gastroenterology consultation, as the news outlet points out.

In another post the mother also claimed her baby had Down syndrome, but specialists confirmed no testing for Down syndrome had ever been done for the child. Detectives also revealed that the woman kept posting many times about her baby’s health and they deemed it was all in an attempt to get attention online.

On another visit to the hospital, Meglar told doctors that her child had low muscle tone at birth and claimed that he needed to have surgery on his tongue to have it clipped and that his right ear had failed a hearing test. Court records also show that the woman also said her son had jaundice, tremors, cyanosis, and a hole in his heart.

Doctors have certified that despite the wild claims, the baby was of the appropriate weight and height for his age, as stated in the affidavit.

Court documents also mention that the woman took the baby to hospital and said he had sepsis and an unnecessary spinal tap was done, causing the baby physical pain.

Several acquaintances came forward and stated that Meglar made up health conditions for her son and her four-year-old daughter to get attention.

The woman’s bond has not been set yet.

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