After being cared for at Children’s Hospital without his mother’s input, he was “running around the room from the bed to the couch” with spaghetti sauce “around his mouth,” Shapiro testified.“He needed no pain medication whatsoever,” Shapiro said. Hugan, said the boy had numerous medical problems – she pointed to stacks of binders filled with records – and needed medical care since being born extremely premature at 25 weeks.“He ate like a champ.”According to juvenile court documents the boy, as of June 20, was living with his father in Texas. He was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder, which caused a growth inside his mouth.The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night _ still fairly mild _ focused on unifying as a country during a year dominated by gun violence, hate crimes and natural disasters.Monika Burgett listens to opening statements in her trial. As Monika Burgett sought treatment for her son that prosecutors say was unnecessary, she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that she was a physician.my firstborn & son Jack is the sweetest, most generous, most caring, most creative & the smartest boy i know .his smile lights up a room, his love for others is inspiring, his sharing attitude is contagious. here’s a list of 20 things we love to do together and hopefully they offer some fresh ideas for you too!Doctors eventually came to believe Burgett, 39, was lying about the boy’s symptoms and reported suspected child abuse to Hamilton County Job and Family Services.Burgett had also managed to convince family members – including her husband and sister – that she was a doctor.“They believed it for many years,” Assistant Prosecutor Anne Flanagan said during opening statements in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.
Burgett had his head and eyebrows shaved, took photos of him and posted them on the pages, Flanagan said.She took him to another hospital, where he was properly diagnosed and underwent two brain surgeries.“What she was trying to do, is get care – get the right care for her child,” Hugan told jurors in opening statements.Hugan acknowledged that Burgett lied about being a doctor.Burgett is charged with child abuse, felonious assault and telecommunications fraud.Officials at Children’s Hospital declined to comment about Burgett’s role in her son's treatment.