West Virginia mom Candy Fluty was arrested after confessing to injecting a substance into her son Elijah’s IV. A relative of the Kermit area woman said Fluty put saline into her son’s body in an effort to “break up” one of her nine-year-old son’s blood clots.
Candy Fluty’s son was being treated at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for symptoms related to Hirschsprung disease. The disease reportedly causes improper muscle movement in the bowels and blockages in the large intestine. Elijah had recently had spots on his head cultured, had nine teeth removed, a new tube inserted into his body, and multiple blood clots.
Friends of Candy Fluty and Elijah had recently hosted a dinner in an effort to raise money for the medical treatment of the West Virginia boy. Some of the funds were also going to be given to Candy so she could make a car payment. Fluty is a single mom with four children. She is currently being held on $50,000 bail and has been ordered not to see her son, Elijah.
Fluty’s friends appear to be eager to defend the West Virginia mom accused of attempting to harm her chronically ill son. Those who have spoken to the news media claim that Fluty would never do anything to harm any of her children, Elijah in particular. The nine-year-old boy has reportedly spent a significant portion of his life in a hospital bed.
Elijah Fluty’s aunt claims that his mom was in the room when a blood clot began to form and while waiting for the nurse to arrive, she decided to “push the saline” into her son’s system. Under high pressure, saline solution can reportedly be pushed directly into a blood clot to break up the mass. But, saline has also been used to poison and ultimately kill some patients.
The West Virginia mom had this to say in a Facebook post just several days before being arrested for pushing saline into her son’s IV.
“Elijah unfortunately has a fever and feels pretty yucky. He had 9 teeth removed today and had a tube changed. He is getting morphine and it’s keeping him pretty comfortable. Hopefully the fever is just a side effect of anesthesia. I heard that some people were questioning as to what the money [fundraiser dinner] will be used for and I just wanted everyone to know I really appreciate everything anyone has done for us no matter what it has been.”
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