Sarah Meglar, a 22 year-old from Fort Worth, has been apprehended for felony injury to a child.
She is accused of giving false medical history for her child in order to get several unwarranted medical exams and procedures performed. A tongue tie and spinal tap were included in that.
Suspicion arose when Meglar first brought her child, who was under 1, to Cook Children’s Medical Center in March 2021.
Although the child was not underweight, she said that he wouldn’t eat and was dehydrated. Thus, a gastric nasal tube was inserted for the child.
Later, she was observed on camera feeding the baby with a bottle given by doctors. Then, she filled the bottle up again with formula, and told the nurses that he wouldn’t drink it.
She has falsely claimed on social media that the child has several medical conditions. Relatives say Meglar is seeking attention.
Her bond has not been set.