Skip to comments.Octuplets surprise doctors - Doctors say newborn octuplets appear healthy
Posted on 01/28/2009 2:06:47 AM PST by Caipirabob
BELLFLOWER, Calif. Newborn octuplets in Southern California are a feisty bunch that appear healthy even at nine weeks premature, a doctor said Tuesday.
Three babies are being given oxygen but appeared to be doing well, said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. Two of the newborns were initially on ventilators but no longer need them.
At least four could be ready for their first oral feeding later Tuesday.
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“Just some good news to share - cheers! : )”
And to forward to Speaker Pelosi!
I walked by TV last night as mom was watching this on evening news
The mom hopes/plans to breast feed them
WOW! and good for her!
Take a number!
This would be a heroic effort, for sure. I can’t quite imagine success in this. I know that the mom’s body can usually generate the amount of milk needed, but it doesn’t fill up the baby as rapidly as a NASCAR car does a pit stop! Mom is going to need a certain amount of time every 2-4 hours for each pair of babies, and there are a few other items that she might desire taking some time with... eating, sleeping, bathroom - for three... I suspect that she’ll find some others of her own that are hard to do without, too.