Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cheyenne was heavily medicated - Psychiatrist testifies he prescribed three drugs at first session

I've been a little busy writing an Opposition to my attorneys request to be relieved from my divorce -Magine that? (Shaking my head)

Anywho, I've slacked in getting important info out so here is it, a few stories that may be old but worth reading..
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You may recall the extremely high profile case of Rebecca Riley, a 4 year old girl in Massachusetts, who died while on various psychiatric drugs including the antipsychotic drug Seroquel. The Boston Globe, NY Times, CNN and USA Today reported that story widely.

Now, a responsible psychologist from Tennessee contacted us this morning to report a tragedy. The mother of a 6 year old girl named Cheyenne is on trial in Tennessee for her daughter's murder.

Psychiatrist Saran Mudumbi should also be on trial. He prescribed a combination of drugs for this little girl that included the antipsychotics Risperdal and Seroquel.

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Pictured above -
Psychiatrist Saran Mudumbi testified that he put Cheyenne Delp, then 5, on three
different types of medication to fight depression, anxiety and paranoia after one office
visit with the child. That initial visit took place April 3, 2003.

Southern Standard - Cheyenne was heavily medicated -

Psychiatrist testifies he prescribed three drugs at first sessionBy James Clark
Feb 27, 2008

Regardless of what killed Cheyenne Delp on June 26, 2004, she was a child under the influence of heavy medication the day she died.

The medicine Cheyenne was prescribed was so powerful, she had to undergo an EKG to determine if her heart was healthy enough for her to take Imipramine, a heavy duty anti-depressant.

Dr. Saran Mudumbi, who said his specialty is child psychiatry, testified Monday that he prescribed the assortment of drugs for Cheyenne because her behavior was out of control, according to her guardian, Sherri Mathis.

“She was aggressive to other children and was kicked out of school because of it,” said Dr. Mudumbi, who went on to contend Cheyenne suffered from paranoia, depression and anxiety. “She was thinking other people were against her, trying to get her.”

However, Dr. Mudumbi later admitted all the information he gathered about Cheyenne was provided by Mathis, or Cheyenne herself. Dr. Mudumbi indicated he tried to get other people involved in Cheyenne’s life to attend the appointments, but that never occurred. He said Mathis was the only person who accompanied Cheyenne to his office.

“I wanted to construct a total picture of how she’s doing,” said Dr. Mudumbi, who indicated school teachers and other family members would have been appropriate to bring.

Dr. Mudumbi said Cheyenne had 13 visits to his office, the first on April 3, 2003, and the last on May 21, 2004, roughly one month before she died.

After her initial visit, Cheyenne was given three types of medication: Strattera (to control attention deficit disorder), Risperdal (to treat schizophrenia or severe depression), and Imipramine (to treat severe depression).

After two weeks, on April 17, 2003, Dr. Mudumbi said he took Cheyenne off Strattera at the request of Mathis. He testified Mathis wasn’t satisfied with its effectiveness.

So Dr. Mudumbi replaced Strattera with Tenex, the brand name for Guanfacine. He also doubled Cheyenne’s dose of Imipramine to 50 mg daily.

About three weeks later, on May 8, 2003, Dr. Mudumbi said Mathis still wasn’t satisfied with the medication. That’s when he added Seroquel to the mix.

Along with Benadryl, which had already been prescribed to help with side effects of the other medicines, Cheyenne was taking five prescriptions daily in May 2003. At that time, she was 5 years old.

Prescriptions drugs Cheyenne was taking ..

Here’s a list of the prescription medication Cheyenne Delp was taking at the time of her death, according to her psychiatrist Saran Mudumbi:







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