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#1119974 - 01/30/09 04:03 PM Octuplets
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OMG! imho, this is wrong on so many levels. Other doctors are accusing the fertility doctor of malpractice. Normally only two embrios are inplanted...not eight! And in a woman who already has six children under the age of seven???!!! Did they counsel her that she was crazy to want this? Why didn't they just say no??!!

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#1119981 - 01/30/09 04:07 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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I thought the same thing, TR. Did you see that her husband is being shipped to Iraq shortly?
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#1119999 - 01/30/09 04:14 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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I AGREE!!! Raises so many questions, like how was this paid for when they recently declared BK and lost their home, why would any dr implant that many??? And 14 little ones plus three adults in a 2/3 bedroom home would be a nightmare!!
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#1120008 - 01/30/09 04:19 PM Re: Octuplets corkygirl
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#1120020 - 01/30/09 04:25 PM Re: Octuplets MB Guy
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Why would you do this? For the notoriety? And it looks like the taxpayers will be suporting all 14 kids. This is wrong!!!!!

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#1120025 - 01/30/09 04:28 PM Re: Octuplets Ready to Retire
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Did you catch where grand dad is heading back to Iraq to make money to support and grandfather will follow shortly? That leaves Mom and gran with 14 kids under 7???!!!

I agree about the counseling too. How could any doctor inpregnante a womas with little or no visable means of support and six kids already. I think he should loose his license over this one.
Last edited by Truffle Royale; 01/30/09 04:38 PM. Reason: corrected after rereading article
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#1120037 - 01/30/09 04:32 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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#1120051 - 01/30/09 04:36 PM Re: Octuplets Ready to Retire
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Originally Posted By: Early Winter
Why would you do this? For the notoriety? And it looks like the taxpayers will be suporting all 14 kids. This is wrong!!!!!


My guess is that you do it for your very own long-running show on TLC. Because many times while watching John&Kate +8 and 16&Counting (or whatever its called) I've thought "Hey, that looks like fun - I should totally try that sometime!"
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#1120056 - 01/30/09 04:37 PM Re: Octuplets KTMiteComply
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I had the same thoughts this morning. How Irresponsible on so many levels.
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#1120065 - 01/30/09 04:40 PM Re: Octuplets DD Regs
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I didn't realize she was inplanted, I thought she was just taking fertility drugs. Which, that in itself is just as crazy when you already have 6 kids. What were these people thinking?
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#1120067 - 01/30/09 04:40 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
OMG! imho, this is wrong on so many levels. Other doctors are accusing the fertility doctor of malpractice. Normally only two embrios are inplanted...not eight! And in a woman who already has six children under the age of seven???!!! Did they counsel her that she was crazy to want this? Why didn't they just say no??!!

Unless there's another story you're referring to, I think you may be misreading the story you linked - it appears to me that the "expert" consulted by the reporter is saying that he doesn't think a clinic would have done this, that it was more likely the mother taking fertility drugs on her own.

Are the babies healthy?

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#1120072 - 01/30/09 04:42 PM Re: Octuplets Jokerman
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JMan, I think they are as healthy as 1 lb. babies can be, although I heard two had to go back on ventilators, but the rest are surprisingly healthy considering....
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#1120077 - 01/30/09 04:44 PM Re: Octuplets MB Guy
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I've not seen the original story (I've not seen many news stories, period, given the ice storm/power outages/lack of phone, internet, cable...).

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#1120078 - 01/30/09 04:44 PM Re: Octuplets Jokerman
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Where would she get the drugs? I thought that you had to have prescriptions - at least my DIL did.
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#1120080 - 01/30/09 04:45 PM Re: Octuplets Bagweaver
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Chlomid would require a prescription. Not sure what you could take that would be effective w/o one.

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#1120104 - 01/30/09 04:53 PM Re: Octuplets Jokerman
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Does she really want to remain anonymous or is she just trying to make the story better?

No word on the father yet? Wouldn't there have to be one for the implanted embyros or could there be a donor from a sperm bank? I'm not up on this stuff.

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#1120114 - 01/30/09 04:56 PM Re: Octuplets Ready to Retire
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am i the only one who thinks anything over quads is kind of ooky? eek
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#1120132 - 01/30/09 05:01 PM Re: Octuplets kitten
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I heard they were implanted and that there is no husband in the picture.

Grandfather said they are moving to a large house and that the press will not be able to find them.

Something here does not sound right at all.
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#1120134 - 01/30/09 05:02 PM Re: Octuplets Snow Bunny
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maybe they're starting a sweatshop employing underage kids for manufacturing bootleg superbowl shirts and they're planning for future expansion
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#1120138 - 01/30/09 05:05 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
How could any doctor inpregnante a womas with little or no visable means of support and six kids already. I think he should loose his license over this one.


That's a slippery slope....how do you decide what amount of "support" is necessary to raise children? Having money doesn't make someone a fit parent.

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#1120146 - 01/30/09 05:08 PM Re: Octuplets Ready to Retire
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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octuplets30-2009jan30,0,5460225.story

There is no known father of the 8. Apparently it was done in-vitro - the embryos were implanted. What in the world was the doctor thinking???

Where is the father of the original 6? They are aged 2 through 7 - twins are age 2. What woman in her right mind wants more than 6 and tries that hard to get it done? She's on public assistance -- apparently WE paid for the fertility treatments! That's just not right.

Woman of unknown marital status, unemployed, 6 kids, lives with mom & dad in little house in Whittier. Couldn't be more than 3 or 4 bedrooms. Where will they put 8 babies?

Radio reporter yesterday was trying to interview neighbors and the neighbors were getting annoyed. Reporter said on air - yeah, just wait til the satellite trucks get here with all the network people trying to line up the first interview.

I hate to see this woman rewarded with a big payoff from People magazine or something like that, but at least it would disqualify her from public assistance and I wouldn't be paying for her and her 14 kids.
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#1120152 - 01/30/09 05:11 PM Re: Octuplets califgirl
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four more and her kids can play a full nine on nine baseball game
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#1120158 - 01/30/09 05:13 PM Re: Octuplets Angel Eyes
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In the article I linked, the grandmother confirmed that they were implanted and 'they all just took'.

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Having money doesn't make someone a fit parent
It may not be the ONLY component to being a 'fit parent' but, as my daddy would say, 'it's so far above whatever's in second place.' Seriously, love won't put food in their little mouths or clothes on their back. Heck, the story line on Private Practice last night was all about a fertility doctor counseling a potential implant receipient. Why doesn't this happen in the real world?

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#1120160 - 01/30/09 05:14 PM Re: Octuplets Angel Eyes
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Originally Posted By: Angel Eyes
Originally Posted By: Truffle Royale
How could any doctor inpregnante a womas with little or no visable means of support and six kids already. I think he should loose his license over this one.


That's a slippery slope....how do you decide what amount of "support" is necessary to raise children? Having money doesn't make someone a fit parent.


Having money doesn't make someone a fit parent...I agree. However, having 6 children already and adding another 8, in my mind doesn't make you a fit parent, PERIOD. How is she supposed to give each child the attention it needs? What if one or all of these kids end up being autistic...or have other issues? Who is going to take care of them? Are they going to get the care and attention they need?

The whole thing is wrong.
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#1120171 - 01/30/09 05:21 PM Re: Octuplets Truffle Royale
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So how did she have the money to go in for the procedure? I doubt the dr did this pro-bono just to rile up the public. There had to have been some money coming from somewhere.

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