November 20, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Dennis Quaid's newborn twins are reportedly in the neo-natal intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after they were given the wrong dose of Heparin.
They were supposed to only get 10 units, but they were given 10,000 instead. TMZ reports that a technician placed the medication in the wrong place and the babies' nurse grabbed it without checking the dosage. Both babies began to "bleed out" late Sunday.
They are apparently being given Protamine to reverse the effects. They are in stable condition. TMZ also reports that 13 other patients were given the wrong dose as well.
The twins were born on November 8th by surrogate.
That's pretty terrible. I've heard about a few cases like this. Usually the adult dosage gets stored with the baby dosage and that's when accidents happen.
Good thoughts to the Quaid babies.