Munchausen syndrome by proxy
I’m wondering if my SD’s (7) bio mom is making up SD’s symptoms of being sick. She has made claims in the past about a year ago to my DH that SD is hearing impaired and has acid reflux. When SD is with us, we have not witnessed anything that would cause us to believe that she has any illness. In fact, she eats like a grown man. BM has texted my DH a couple of months ago saying that SD is throwing up and she’s not eating. She then tells him that the doctor wants to put a camera tube down her throat to get a diagnosis. My DH thinks she is crazy for making these statements but doesn’t seem to do anything about it. My DH was supposed to pick her up yesterday evening to be with us for the weekend but BM said that she had a stomach bug. So then my DH picks her up this morning instead. Of course I have concerns because if SD really does have a stomach bug, she needs to stay away from our kids until she is better. Well DH got chic fil a for the kids and SD gobbled it down without a problem. Then I see her hanging around my baby, so I asked her “are you sick?” She said no.
I’ve been reading about Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and this sounds very much like what BM is doing. Anybody experienced this?