11/22/2013 02:25 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Mother to be charged with death of son after strep infection

Criminal charges are pending against a Calgary mother in connection to her seven-year-old son's death earlier this year.

On the morning of March 2, emergency crews were called to a 17th Avenue S.W. basement suite where a young boy was having a seizure. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy found he died of a strep infection, which is treatable with penicillin.

Police allege the mother did not take the boy for treatment, giving him holistic remedies instead.

The boy was bedridden for 10 days prior to his death, police allege.

Charges are pending against his 44-year-old mother.

Those charges include negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life.