Dennis Quaid is ready to leave Tinseltown. He’s not retiring from acting, but he and his family are moving.
“The train is going down the tracks!” he said.
Dennis and his wife, Kimberly, are planning to uproot their family, which includes 7-month-old twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace to his hometown of Houston.
“We have a lot of family there and we have a really nice plot of land. We have 30 or 40 friends and family members within two miles of us. Its kind of a no-brainer.”
Leaving Los Angeles is sure to put bad memories behind for the couple. Last November, their twins came close to death from an accidental overdose of the drug Heparin. Thomas and Zoe were given 10,000 units of Heparin as newborns. The normal dosage for infants is 10 units. The babies were treated and have recovered from the overdose.
“They went through a medical catastrophe. Thank God it had a happy ending,” Dennis said. “We took them [kids] to the kiddie pool for their first swim today. They loved it.”
Dennis and Kimberly have since taken action to prevent such medical nightmares from happening again by establishing a foundation to minimize the impact of human error.
“We would like to start by bar coding,” he said. “With a bar code, [a nurse] can scan the medicine and scan the bracelet of the patient. Scan her own tag and if theres a mistake, it will come up.”
Souce: OK Magazine
Photo: Pacific Coast News