More details emerge about Quaid twins' overdose

Kimberly Quaid’s brother Blake Buffington has apparently granted an interview to People, providing further insight into the circumstances surrounding the tragic accidental overdose which has left his niece and nephew in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

According to Blake, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace — the 3-week-old twin children of Kimberly and actor Dennis Quaid — were initially admitted to the facility after one of the babies developed a staph infection near their belly button, presumably in relation to the umbilical cord. Although it is not immediately clear why both Thomas and Zoe needed to be treated, both ultimately received IVs, at which point a hospital worker administered the overdose of the blood-thinning drug Heparin. Cedars-Sinai has since admitted and apologized for the mistake.

As for why Kimberly and Dennis utilized a gestational carrier with the twins, People reports that Kimberly suffered five miscarriages. The twins are the first children for the couple; Dennis has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with ex-wife Meg Ryan.

Source: Access Hollywood via People

Related Articles