Dennis Quaid‘s twins are killing it in school!
It’s hard to believe that about eight years ago the kiddos nearly lost their lives after being given an accidental overdose following their birth.
For an interview with Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss‘ podcast, Allegedly, the A-lister opened up about his little ones’ terrifying health scare.
The Rookie actor shared:
“They’re perfectly normal as could be now. They’re like head of their class.”
Well that’s good to hear.
We can only imagine the 61-year-old was worried that their would be some negative residual effects after the 2007 incident at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in El Lay.
In case you forgot, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace were born via gestational carrier and were accidentally given a massive overdose of the blood thinner Heparin which resulted in them fighting for their lives for days. So scary!
“You go to a dark place. But you gotta pull yourself away from that, you gotta remain optimistic. But everything turned out okay. We had a happy ending.”
Luckily, Dennis and his wife Kimberly did walk away with a $750,000 settlement a year after nearly losing their little ones. Not to mention, the medical center was also fined $25,000 by the California Department of Public Health. Yikes!
The industry vet added:
“The hospital really stepped up and instituted a lot of patient safety that was very cutting edge and led the way with that. So a lot of good things came out of it, and I think a lot of lives got saved because of that ├óΓé¼┬ª The drug companies, or the hospitals, actually put my face on the bottle to remind people for a time! But you know, it’s something that happens to you, you feel strongly about and you step up for it. It was really the kids that went through it and they were the ones that did it.”
Well that’s good to hear. We couldn’t be happier for the Quaid family on all their recent success!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out Dennis’ full interview when it drops on iTunes on December 8.
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