Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace are stabilized after they were given a massive dose of Heparin at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Heparin is an anti-coagulant used to flush IV lines and prevent blood clots. A typical dose for babies is 10 units, the twins were each mistakenly given 10,000 units Sunday morning and evening. TMZ.com first reported the news:
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.
The twins were born to Quaid and wife Kimberly Buffington November 8 via surrogate.
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.
The babies are Quaid’s second and third children – he has a 17-year-old son, Jack, with his ex-wife Meg Ryan. The sad thing about this is that the error was preventable, there’s no excuse for this happening. They are in my thoughts & prayers today.