Saturday, January 31, 2009

Who Is Footing The Bill For This Crazy Mom/Baby Factory?

(Pictured above are as many of the 50-plus members of the Kaiser Ob-Gyn staff
which delivered the vanity octuplets in Whittier, CA, earlier this month as would fit.)

We demand licenses of people to operate machinery and carry a gun.

But anybody can apparently strew their illegitimate 'get" across the landscape in the full confidence that somewhere, somehow, somebody (the Govt, in one form or another) will be around to pick up the tab for it? It's already run into the low 7-figures, I am sure.

I am, of course, referring to the clearly crazy woman in Whittier, Ca (home of another famously crazy, egotistical asswipe, RM Nixon) who fertilized 8 eggs in vitro, and decided to bear all eight when all the eggs were impregnated, despite the fact that she already had SIX fatherless kids --ages 7, 7, 5, 3 and a pair of two-year-old twins-- at home already.

How much does it cost to keep each one of those one-pound 'babies' alive til they can live unsupported by hospital care? A million bucks per kid? How much to repair the injuries they suffered for not being borne after a full-term? Multiple millions.

From an Yahoo story:
The cost of taking care of multiples is huge," said Dr. Vicken Sahakian, director of the Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles. "It's not going to finish when the babies go home. There's a high likelihood they're going to have (long-term) medical and psychological handicaps."
Even if costs are borne by insurance, how much will the premiums of those in the same plan as the prolific 'mom' rise to accommodate those costs of these hideously expensive preemies?

And what do the citizens get for this largess?

Eight more hungry mouths to feed because the "mother" is unemployed--and unemployable, since she'll have to stay home with her brood. Is she 'counting on the kindness of strangers?' What are the mother or those children gonna do to repay that investment? What will they do that will make them 'worth' it?

But the good news is that the mom didn't abort any of them. That is good news, right? I am sorry if I seem unsympathetic, but her strangely self-absorbed and selfish act seems to me to militate AGAINST her fitness as a mother. I would favor a court-ordered ban, until and unless she she can demonstrate that she, alone, can afford to house, clothe, and feed these little ego-bombs for Mom.

Grandma: Octuplets' mom obsessed with having kids
By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, Associated Press Writer Sat Jan 31, 10:30 am ET
LOS ANGELES – The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said.

Angela Suleman told The Associated Press she was not supportive when her daughter, Nadya Suleman, decided to have more embryos implanted last year.

"It can't go on any longer," she said in a phone interview Friday. "She's got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way. I firmly believe in marriage. But she didn't want to get married."

Nadya Suleman, 33, gave birth Monday in nearby Bellflower. She was expected to remain in the hospital for at least a few more days, and her newborns for at least a month.

A spokeswoman at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said the babies were doing well and seven were breathing unassisted.

While her daughter recovers, Angela Suleman is taking care of the other six children, ages 2 through 7, at the family home in Whittier, about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

She said she warned her daughter that when she gets home from the hospital, "I'm going to be gone."

Angela Suleman said her daughter always had trouble conceiving and underwent in vitro fertilization treatments because her fallopian tubes are "plugged up."

There were frozen embryos left over after her previous pregnancies and her daughter didn't want them destroyed, so she decided to have more children.

Her mother and doctors have said the woman was told she had the option to abort some of the embryos and, later, the fetuses. She refused.

Her mother said she does not believe her daughter will have any more children.

"She doesn't have any more (frozen embryos), so it's over now," she said. "It has to be."

Nadya Suleman wanted to have children since she was a teenager, "but luckily she couldn't," her mother said.

"Instead of becoming a kindergarten teacher or something, she started having them, but not the normal way," he mother said.

Her daughter's obsession with children caused Angela Suleman considerable stress, so she sought help from a psychologist, who told her to order her daughter out of the house.

"Maybe she wouldn't have had so many kids then, but she is a grown woman," Angela Suleman said. "I feel responsible and I didn't want to throw her out."

Yolanda Garcia, 49, of Whittier, said she helped care for Nadya Suleman's autistic son three years ago.

"From what I could tell back then, she was pretty happy with herself, saying she liked having kids and she wanted 12 kids in all," Garcia told the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

"She told me that all of her kids were through in vitro, and I said 'Gosh, how can you afford that and go to school at the same time?"' she added. "And she said it's because she got paid for it."

Garcia said she did not ask for details.

Nadya Suleman holds a 2006 degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, and as late as last spring she was studying for a master's degree in counseling, college spokeswoman Paula Selleck told the Press-Telegram.

Her fertility doctor has not been identified. Her mother told the Los Angeles Times all the children came from the same sperm donor but she declined to identify him.

Birth certificates reviewed by The Associated Press identify a David Solomon as the father for the four oldest children. Certificates for the other children were not immediately available.

The news that the octuplets' mother already had six children sparked an ethical debate. Some medical experts were disturbed to hear that she was offered fertility treatment, and troubled by the possibility that she was implanted with so many embryos.

Others worried that she would be overwhelmed trying to raise so many children and would end up relying on public support.

The eight babies — six boys and two girls — were delivered by Cesarean section weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces and 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Forty-six physicians and staff assisted in the deliveries.
Let me repeat that: Forty-six physicians assisted? That's gotta be half a million bucks right there...

What's the pay-back?


Mr. Pelican said...

The only things that have that many young are prey animals, rabbits, mice, pigs, etc. What is this woman saying about herself and us?

themom said...

Thx for dropping by. I see that you are as pissed as I am. This situation needs intervention by the proper agencies - and NOT network/cable televison.

themom said...

I'm adding a link to your site also. Thx again.

nunya said...

Some of us in CA think she's batshit crazy also.

Her expertise?
Records show that she held a psychiatric technician's license from 1997 to 2002. It was unclear whether she is now employed.

"Nadya, meanwhile, has a degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, and had been studying for a master's degree in counseling, a college spokesperson told the Long Beach Press-Telegram."

Which isn't going to do diddly squat with a dozen teenagers in the house, lol