Mom who put Benadryl in son’s feeding tube: ‘It’s in our past’ - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Mom who put Benadryl in son’s feeding tube: ‘It’s in our past’

Jessica Valik and her son Jax (TWC News Albany) Jessica Valik and her son Jax (TWC News Albany)
FOX19/CNN -

A New York woman arrested in Cincinnati for putting Benadryl into her sick son’s feeding tube has returned home, according to a Facebook post by her father.

Jessica Valik was sentenced in a plea deal to six months in jail with credit for time served.

Valik last October brought her 4-year-old son from New York to be treated for a rare skin disease at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, her attorney previously said. The child suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa and has been chronically ill since birth.

"So I gave him a dose of his prescribed Benadryl- notified the nurse after I gave it to him,” Valik told TWC News Albany. The elevator doors opened - there were cops waiting for me - and I was arrested right then and there."

Valik said that she did indeed put Benadryl in the feeding to when her son, Jax, had a particularly bad outbreak last fall, reports TWC. However, she said the Benadryl was prescribed and that she used the same process at home because that is how he gets food and medication.

The Hamilton County prosecutor claimed Jax became ill because of the substance injected into his medical equipment.

"Whether or not what I did was right - I served time, and it's in our past, and that, Jackson and I are both looking forward to moving forward with our lives,” said Valik.

On March 22, Valik pleaded guilty to child endangering and was ordered by a judge to stay off the property of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She had already served 173 of her 180-day sentence.

Copyright 2016 WXIX and CNN. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:28:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:21:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Rep...

    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

    Full Story >

    Senate panel expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans.

    Full Story >
  • The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    The Latest: Pompeo 'humbled' to serve as secretary of state

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:22:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:04:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo Mike Pompeo smiles after his introduction before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a confirmation for him to become the next Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in ...
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.Full Story >
    The Senate has narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.Full Story >
  • At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

    At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:53:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:24:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Protesters listen to speakers talk about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the state of the EPA during a protest by the American Federation of Government Employees union, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington.

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan...

    Full Story >

    Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly