Mom jailed after baby treated for "Shaken Baby Syndrome"

Nancy Patlan // Cameron County Jail Photo

A young mother remains behind bars after her 7-year-month old son was rushed to the hospital and treated for brain injuries attributed to "Shaken Baby Syndrome."

Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested 23-year-old Nancy Patlan on an injury to a child charge on Tuesday.

Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that the investigation started at a home off Roosevelt Street in the rural community of Laguna Heights back on March 10th.

The boy's father called 911 after going to feed the baby and noticing that the 7-month-old was not breathing.

Paramedics rushed the boy to the Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville where doctors saved the boy's life but learned he was suffering from internal bleeding inside his head.

Doctors were able to stop the bleeding but transferred the infant to the Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Court records show that the 7-month-old appeared to have symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Deputies interview Patlan in Corpus Christi where she allegedly admitted she had shaken her son and thrown him on the bed so hard that he bounced after getting frustrated because he would not stop crying.

Patlan allegedly told deputies that she was alone when she did and may have done it at least four times in the days prior to her son being hospitalized.

The Laguna Heights mother remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail under $50,000 dollars in bonds.