Boy Dies Of Strep Because Mother Wouldn't See Doctor
"A Canadian mother was sentenced to three years in prison Saturday after her 7-year-old, who was suffering from a severe case of strep throat, died because she did not take him to the doctor. Tamara Lovett, 48, of Calgary, was convicted in January of criminal negligence causing death of her son Ryan Lovett, according to reports.
“Ryan suffered terribly from this inaction,” Justice Kristine Eidsvik said. “He died an excruciating, unnecessary death.” Ryan was bedridden at home for 10 days in March 2013. During that time, Lovett gave him dandelion tea and oil of oregano to treat his infection.
Ryan's symptoms included swollen lymph nodes, oozing ears and jaundiced eyes at the time of his death, reports said. The infection caused organ failure. Lovett said she thought he had a cold or the flu.”*
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