January 26, 2009

Octuplets born in Bellflower

How in the world does a women end up with 8 babies in her belly? And why would she want so many at one time? Usually, births of this kind are brought on by fertility medication, not in vitro fertilization. This can either be considered fertility medication gone wrong, or terribly right depending on how you look at it. She must have eaten like a horse. If you don't know the story I'm talking about, today in Los Angeles a woman gave birth to octuplets at Kaiser Permanente. 6 boys and 2 girls. There was only one other case of this happening and that was in Texas in 1998. One of the children in Texas ended up dying but the rest are now 10. Can you grasp the terrible two's times 8? Doctors seem optimistic about their survival rate. I think three of them are on vents.

OK, so you make it out of the hospital, now what? The cost to feed and diaper them alone is going to be a fortune. Should they get assistance? And if so, how is that fair to the rest of us that need help supporting our children even if there isn't 8 of them?One of the doctors suggested breast feeding (of course it was a male doctor). Now, that is something Id like to see. Can your body even produce that much milk? Two physicians who helped in the deliveries said they had planned in advance for the c-section deliveries but were only expecting seven babies. Oops!! Guess what? There's one more. Once you get to 7, what is one more baby to deliver anyway? All I can say about this ordeal is better her than me. How many players does it take to make a baseball team? Wow, I cant even imagine!!That poor woman will never sleep again.


1 comment:

Lori said...

Chapter 2, guess who already had 6 kids before she delivered 8 babies? 14 kids....can you say public assistance?? I wonder if I can use them as a tax deduction since I will be one of the many helping her support them......