And Octuplets Make … 14?!
What is wrong with these people?
So we have some more information about the mother of those octuplets, thanks to CBS’s The Early Show. Turns out she lives with her parents and already has six kids – including one set of twins. I’m almost afraid to ask about the father. I really wanted to title this post Are You F&*#ing INSANE? But that seemed a little crass. But … honestly … ARE YOU F&*#ING INSANE?? Octuplets is mind-boggling enough. Adding six older siblings to that equation is pure madness.
Yes, yes – I know how everyone just LOVES that show Jake and Kate Make 27 or whatever, and yes it’s a modern medical miracle, but seriously – 14 children??? What’s the matter with this woman? How can anyone take care of not only EIGHT NEWBORN BABIES but their SIX older siblings?
I love how the hospital isn’t confirming whether or not fertility drugs were used.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
“When we see something like this in the general fertility world, it gives us the heebie-jeebies,” Michael Tucker, an Atlanta-based clinical embryologist and leading researcher in fertility treatments, told the Los Angeles Times. “If a medical practitioner had anything to do with it, there’s some degree of inappropriate medical therapy there.”
Darling, something tells me this woman, not being a cat, did not conceive and bring to almost-term eight babies all on her very own. I don’t care what kind of pre-natal vitamins she was taking.
“Heebie-jeebies” is right.
Obviously this woman is off her rocker. (Further evidence – she reportedly wants to breastfeed them all.) The question is … what kind of insane doctor allowed this to happen? Why is this legal? Doesn’t this cross some kind of ethical boundary? How many is too many? If it were possible for 20 fetuses to come to term, would that be OK?
Kaiser Permanente said, as of Thursday, five of the babies were breathing on their own and six were eating on their own. Just think of those poor little things, hooked up to monitors and tubes, the smallest only a pound and a half.
Honestly, it just seems cruel and abusive. And a free lifetime supply of diapers isn’t going to make a dent.