Rebecca Bredow of Ferndale was ordered by the Oakland County Circuit Court to vaccinate her 9-year-old son at the request of the boy's biological father, James Horne. When Bredow did not have the child receive the proper shots as she reportedly agreed to do as part of a November 2016 court case, Judge Karen McDonald found the 40-year-old in contempt of court and sentenced her to a week in the Oakland County Jail.
The child's father reportedly had his son given his vaccinations on Oct. 9.
"It was the worst five days of my life, except for the fact that I just found out that he was vaccinated and I'm not going to get him back today," Bredow said, via the Detroit Free Press. "It's been a rough few days to say the least."
Following Bredow's release, Judge McDonald approved a recommendation to have the mother and Mr. Horne share custody of the child on a 50/50 basis. "She's devastated," Bredow's attorney Steven Vitale said. Vitale added that he and his client were given 21 days to challenge the new ruling, which they reportedly plan to do.