scary news about Dennis Quaid's new twins

  1. I can't even begin to imagine:

    Dennis Quaid's Newborn Twins in Medical Nightmare

    Posted Nov 20th 2007 4:45PM by TMZ Staff
    Filed under: Nurse!
    .home-page-only {display:none;}[​IMG]TMZ has learned that Dennis Quaid's newborn twins are fighting for their lives after being inadvertently overdosed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Sources tell us the twins -- Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace -- were accidentally given a massive dose of Heparin, an anti-coagulant. Babies typically get 10 units. Our sources say they were each mistakenly given 10,000 units. The drug is used to flush out IV lines and prevent blood clots. We're told one dose was given on Sunday morning, another on Sunday evening.

    We're told late Sunday night, both babies started to "bleed out." Both babies are now at Cedars in the neo-natal intensive care unit where we're told they are stable.

    [​IMG]The twins were born to Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington November 8 via surrogate.

    A rep for Quaid did not immediately return our call for comment and there was no immediate comment from Cedars.

    We're told a technician stored the Heparin in the wrong place, and when a nurse grabbed the medicine for the babies without looking -- it was the wrong dosage.

    A source says the babies are now being given Protamine, which reverses the effects of Heparin.

    UPDATE: We're told as many as thirteen patients at Cedars were mistakenly given the overdose of Heparin, but the effects are more critical because of the age and weight of the twins.

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  2. OMG @ the dosage mistake! Poor things. I hope they are okay.
  3. That's horrible! I hope they recover quickly and have no side effects soon!
  4. Omg. How horrifying. I really really hope they pull through. Those babies will be in my prayers!
  5. wow, that's really terrible, and at what is purported to be one of the best hospitals in the country...
  6. i hope they'll be okay!!!!!
  7. Oh no! Hope the babies will be okay.
  8. isn't it unbelievable!? How incredibly irresponsible!:cry:
  9. That is so utterly terrifying! I hope & pray they make it alright. :sad:
  10. Someone is going to have to pay them a LOT of money for that mistake!
  11. ^I thought that too as soon as I read it. . . the immense amount of stress is just. . . I can't even fathom:cry:
  12. How scary, I´m hoping everything end up all right!
  13. That's really horrible. Hopefully everything will be OK and the babies will leave the hospital too.
  14. Wow. Just wow. Certainly grounds for malpractice or a lawsuit of some sort. So sorry to hear this. I hope everything works out for them.
  15. Oh my goodness I hope those precious babies are going to be ok...that is just awful...hopefully that nurse will be fired.