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Duggar Baby #19 Hospitalized for Tummy Trouble

5/8/2010 4:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19th baby -- 5-month-old Josie Brooklyn -- had to be rushed back to the hospital less than a week after she was released ... this according to the baby factory herself.


TMZ has obtained a clip from "19 Kids & Counting" -- in which Michelle Duggar explains how baby Josie had a condition with her tiny little belly that they believed required medical attention ... so they took the child back to the hospital in Little Rock, AR.

Josie's arrival home airs this Sunday (Mother's Day) on TLC ... and the tiny child's return to the hospital airs Tuesday May 11.

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DirtySouth    

I understand how they believe having as many children as God allows them is their following His plan for them. I am moreso concerned about their believing it's necessary for them to allow a show to be based on it. Part of the show's title is "...and Counting." It makes me wonder whether they've bought into the producers' and TLC's encouragement to keep having more kids beyond the point at which it becomes unrealistic for them to parent and their kids to have a healthy childhood (i.e., a mom and dad who are always available to them.) I understand that he made the majority of his money before they were on tv. If it wasn't for this show; however, would he have to work like a normal father and, therefore, not be as available to his kids.



Also, I have a problem when people start to pimp so-called "perfection". I believe something in this family is the next big scandal waiting to happen. First it was Jon and Kate, then Tiger. (Sandra and Jesse caught us by surprise, but we were scratching our heads when they first hooked up.)

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abby    

Don't you think it's time to put this baby in foster care? Either the parents are unable (read "stupid") to care for the baby or they are doing something (or not doing something) that keeps the baby being readmitted to the hospital.

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LR    

Wow TMZ way to go getting this "breaking news" from over a month ago, why are you even posting this? Its old news! I hope Josie is well enough to come home soon, as a mother who had twins living in the NICU for a long time, I totally understand what this family is going through. Bless the Duggars, they are wonderful people

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LR    

Abby--
Why in the world would you want to take a very well loved,very well taken care of child and put her into a foster care system where she would be passed from home to home and forgotten and not loved?



It is not this families fault their child is sick. She was born way too early and had issues with her bowels at birth that required surgery. After going home she became constipated due to the milk fortifer the docs were adding to her breast milk, and it caused her heart and oxygen levels to drop (not uncommon in preemies to respond that way) This is a loving family, I have friends who know them well and they are probably just about the best parents on the planet. So don't go assuming you know better and think they need their child taken that is insane!

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Mom of 5    

Whenever the Duggars are mentioned, people bring up the issue of spending quality time with all their kids. I know plenty of people with only 2 children that don't spend time with their kids. Between both parents working, after school activities, homework, etc. they don't get much one on one time. The Duggar's whole belief system is centered around family. I think they are better off than a lot of families in respect to their relationships with each other.

1546 days ago
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emmajulie    

i've said this before in other forums. the mother clearly has munchausen's syndrome by proxy. she is not putting drano in the kids' soup or anything, but she is emotionally abusing them by having baby after baby and having the older girls raise the babies which they do. they feed them, play with them, potty train them, bathe them...etc..because michelle is pregnant almost every year. as mammals, we are not really supposed to be having children yearly evolutionary wise. if you're breast feeding, which as mammals we're supposed to do, the mother's body isn't fertile. nature knows to not let the mother get pregnant even if she's having sex(!) because she has to keep that baby alive and cannot handle too many children to make sure they survive. so if you're lactating, you are very unfertile. this mother is weening the babies off very early and having them formula fed and is purposely getting pregnant again so she is always the center of attention and is too fragile to do the grueling work of taking care of the baby. she is waited on hand and foot by the older children. she is a very disturbed woman and i hope the girls at least do not have kids right away and can get away from that house and enjoy life since their childhood has been indentured servitude. they're all home schooled too by the way! they cannot even escape to go to school. can you imagine? michelle's body is done. that's why this baby was born so unhealthy and weak. it's done.

1546 days ago
22.

NewEngland2    

THESE PEOPLE ARE SICK!!!!! They are worse than Kate and Jon with their eight Kids. And we are just as sick watching them and helping them make money off of their Children. Television has really gone down the tubes. THE SMARTER THIS COUNTRY GETS, THE DUMMER THIS COUNTRY GETS!!!!

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23.

chris    

Jim- Bob GET OFF OF HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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24.

Melissa Velasco    

WTF THIS IS RIDUCULOUS, GET YOUR TUBES TIED YOU FREAK THIS NUT JOB, OCTO MOM AND THE OTHER THING KATE GOSSLIN THEY NEED TO PUT AWAY. SELF ABSORBED, NARSSISITIC PIGS. HOW IN $%#$ ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO GIVE "ONE" CHILD YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION LET ALONE A WHOLE HEARD!!!!?????????

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Lorrie    

I live in Little Rock, AR and these people are a major embarrassment to us. I hope everyone doesn't think that all Arkansans are like these people.

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26.

Rex Manning    

This looks like creating a cult more than a family.

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27.

c    

God bless america

1546 days ago
28.

DrCGH    

This is sick, They need to stop having kids. If she continues to have more children it rasies the chances for these babies to have physical and mental delayments. Plus they are exploiting their beliefs and their children for a TV show. This is just as bad as Kate plus 8! AND I saw the show once and the older children take care of the younger children! STOP! Just because she is a sex addict, use protection or go to sex rehab! She just wants attention!

1546 days ago
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kellie    

i hope she feels better soon

1546 days ago
30.

cindy    

these people are selfish and disgusting. There is no way to provide the emotional support a child needs, with so many kids.This last baby, should open ur eyes. close your legs and focus on taking care of the ones you have rather then having more!

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