Sounds like she was ill-equipped for motherhood and her son paid for it. Not following medical advice is all too common. People will leave the ED AMA(against medical advice) in a heartbeat, only to come back to the hospital begging to be saved. You know what I think is profound to me about this story? I'm almost certain if you were to ask the mother, she will tell you she did the best she could for this child. That everyone is at fault for this child's death except her.