A Perth mom is accused of pouring bleach within the feeding tube of her critically sick one-year-old son.
Brooke Evelyn Lucas appeared in Perth Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Saturday, charged over the tried poisoning of her 13-month-old son, William.
The infant boy was born with Pierre Robin sequence, which requires round the clock care. He eats and breathes by a tube.
His 26-year-old mom was charged with illegal intent to kill or endanger human life by Youngster Abuse Squad detectives on Friday.
Police allege Ms Lucas fed her son the highly effective cleansing chemical bleach on December 29.
4 days earlier, on Christmas Eve, she had posted on Fb that William had been discharged from Perth Kids’s Hospital, the place he was receiving therapy for bronchitis.
“It is a Christmas miracle William has been discharged from PCH and might be spending his first Christmas at house,” Ms Lucas wrote.
“I’m in tears after he was so sick Friday and Saturday that he wanted to be admitted in to hospital.”
On New 12 months’s Eve, two days after the alleged poisoning, she posted images of William again in hospital.
“So William and I might be spending our New 12 months’s Eve at Perth Kids’s Hospital. Poor little man shouldn’t be 100%,” her Fb submit mentioned.
A crowdfunding web page arrange by Ms Lucas says William was born 14 weeks untimely in November 2017 and recognized with Pierre Robin sequence at 10-weeks-old.
“Proper now we’re ready for NDIS to approve us nursing at house as William wants 24 hours supervision and assist with feeding, physio and so forth,” the GoFundMe web page says.
“As we dwell an hour away from the hospital its costing us $100+ plus every week in gasoline to go to on high of paying for parking and meals on the hospital its costing us a fortune plus Will wants particular gear so we are attempting to fundraise cash to assist in the long term.
“Any assist might be drastically appreciated and hopefully we will lastly get our little boy house for his 1st birthday.”
The web page has raised $2395 of its $10,000 objective in 4 months.
William has reportedly been discharged from hospital. Ms Lucas will seem in court docket once more on Monday.