The Doctors continue examining Munchausen by proxy, a condition where a perpetrator will try and impose an illness on someone who is in their care, something Jordyn believes she was the victim of a child at the hands of her mother Donna.
"I never took my daughter to any doctors for a reason other than she was sick," Donna claims. "I did not lie about anything that she had and I did not break any of her bones. Those broke by accidents. I never laid a hand on my child."
Donna says she believes her daughter has been "brainwashed." The Doctors point out the concerning medical records to Donna, including records that noted a suspicion of Munchausen by proxy. Donna says she was never told of this concern. She also claims there were times when she believes her daughter was making up the symptoms.
Despite the alleged abuse, Jordyn tells her mother she still loves her, but feels the need to speak her truth and no longer stay quiet. When The Doctors question Donna about the seemingly false information in Jordyn's medical history, like her having a fever of 107 degrees, Donna says this must have been due to a faulty thermometer.
When asked what Donna might want to say to her daughter and to explain the concerning inconsistencies in the medical records, she tells us and Jordyn, "I want her to get help. I want her to get better. I'm willing to acknowledge that the doctors did say she would grow out of these [issues] as she grew older. I'm a mother who cares very much for her daughter and I love her deeply. I always have and I always will. I never did anything to hurt her, ever."
Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho urges Donna to explore these concerns regarding her daughter's claims with her therapist. We offer Donna the opportunity for further care and support. She adds, "If she feels the ways she feels, I'm sorry about that," repeating her claims she only took her to the doctor when thought it was necessary. Jordyn says she has heard this before from her mother and feels like she is not owning up to what she allegedly did.
Find out how Jordyn believes her alleged childhood abuse has led to an eating disorder and how The Doctors suggest she move forward, including 60-days of residential treatment from Cielo House. Also, learn more about signs and red flags Munchausen by proxy.