The twin boys are growing up — they're 4 already! — but that doesn't mean Charlie Sheen has forgotten his request last year to get the boys tested for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome…which Brooke Mueller originally AGREED to do.
But a few days ago we reported she wanted to do a 180 on the agreement. And now, she officially doesn't have to do any testing at all!
As a reminder, she was in and out of rehab TWICE before Bob and Max were born and drank a lot of booze during her pregnancy!
Here's what an inside source said:
“The judge in the child dependency court found NO REASON to have the twins tested for fetal alcohol syndrome, even though Charlie wanted it done. Brooke feels vindicated.”
Vindicated or not, there is NO EXCUSE to drink during a pregnancy, and she shouldn't be feeling happy about a potentially awful and scary situation.
But this legal win hasn't stopped her from being afraid of losing custody of her boys.
The source continued:
“Brooke is afraid that if the boys are diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, she will never regain custody of the boys. She knows she is about to get the boys back, but fears she will never get them back if they do have it."
Well yeah, if they DO have it we're not so sure she should have custody of them anyway! Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is SERIOUS. It can cause physical deformities, mental retardation, learning disorders, vision difficulties, behavioral problems, and heart health issues.
Putting your unborn kids at risk for another drink is unacceptable!
Mix that with the fact that the twins were born seven weeks prematurely, with Max having to be in the neonatal intensive care unit because of a heart condition, and it's hard not to wonder.
Little ones suffering from FAS usually have small eye openings, a small head circumference and brain size.
The source concluded:
“Brooke is happy the boys won’t be subjected to any testing. In her opinion, there is nothing wrong with them.”
We should note that Brooke doesn't have a medical degree.
If the boys are growing as expected and flourishing, we agree that there's probably no need for a test. If ANYTHING is wrong, though, a test should be done. Knowing will help them overcome obstacles in the future.
As they say, knowing is half the battle.
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