Hospital Overdoses Dennis Quaid’s Newborn Twins

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.

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  1. I just can’t get this story out of my head. It’s so sad, especially because it is so preventable. I really hope the babies are going to be OK and go home soon with their parents.

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  2. In nowadays, this is just unacceptable. I feel for them. I hope the babies will be OK and there was no harm done to them. How can hospital nurses be so irresponsible?

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  3. [...] Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly were spotted with their adorable 7-month-old twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, enjoying a stroll in tropical Hawaii. The family is on the islands for the Maui Film Festival. The twin are thriving now — so it’s hard to believe that last November, they came close to death from an accidental overdose of the drug Heparin. [...]

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