In the case of a mother's blood collection by a small boy through a number of years, it was in the day been the child's father's turn to testify in court.
the Father sat quietly in the witness box in the court in Herning, denmark, and kept his eyes rigidly fixed against the prosecutor.
the Prosecutor asked the father how his son had had it after the mother was arrested in september 2017.
Here explained the father, among other things, that the son had been given the suit in the cheeks and lips. He had normal long days in school, and had some months after the arrest of the mother no longer needs to go in a special school.
- He got some iron supplements at the beginning, when his iron stores were in the bottom, but since the doctors were happy with the level, there was no more to come after. He don't get any nutritional supplements today. In fact, he is a completely normal boy. After a few months we stopped also the weekly visits to the hospital, told the father in law.
Although the boy today, it is physically very good, has the years with repeated blood collection set its tracks.
- He is behind purely motor. Running and cycling are not age-appropriate, but otherwise, he is quite like his other siblings were when they were his age. He is a boy who really want to play, and today he is not near so tired as in the past, said the father.
In the court explained to the man that he and the now indicted 36-year-old woman has several children together, of which the boy, the case is about, is the youngest.
The first half of the year of the boy's life, the family was hospitalized much at Herning Hospital due to a bowel disease. It confirmed the father in the court. He told that his task was to be at home with the family's other children. When the son was six months old, got the child admitted a CVK, a catheter, in order to get extra nutrition. The father told that both parents could handle the CVK, but it was primarily the 36-year-old woman when he was working in the daytime, and she went home.
It was only after the CVK was admitted, that it began with blodmanglen. He was a very pale boy. First we had the impression that it was due to some medication he got for tarmsygdommen, but when it was removed, continuing the problem with blodmanglen.
- I did not make me any direct thoughts though other than the same undring as the doctors. Maybe I thought that it could be due to something in our home, but I had no clue that it could be because he was tapped, explained the father in court.
the Couple divorced about 2013, but after a year and a half found the parents together again. However, it did only in a year and a half, before they are again moved apart from each other.
In the period where the parents lived together, explained the father, in court, that it was primarily the 36-year-old mother, who had the care of the children, when he was at work, and she went home. In the periods in which they lived separate, so the danger to the children every second weekend. In between they ate together in the weekdays.
At one point the mother was concerned that the hospital would remove CVK from the boy.
- She (the 36-year-old mother) were afraid that they would remove it, and she thought that he still had a need for it. It was not something I was disagree with that. He was a pale and tired boy, and still had a lot of problems, said the father.
the Mother is accused of, through CVK, the'one to have made the secret blood collection by his son. She has pleaded guilty, but not in so many years, which the prosecution believes she may have made blodtapningen.
the Woman's defender believes that the woman has acted as a result of the disorder Münchausen by proxy.
the Boy's mysterious anemia was of the doctors attempted kept at bay with blood transfusions.
A videoafhøring of the boy was today in court the game behind closed doors.
the Trial continues and is expected to dom 7. February.