Advance details of Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman’s father’s interview with Oprah have come out. Grandfather of 14 Ed Doud repeated his ex-wife’s claim that his daughter is not all there mentally and called it “irresponsible” of her IVF doctor to implant so many embryos at once. Like his daughter, he called the children “given by God” despite the fact that they wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the unique advantages that science can offer.
The father of the California woman who recently gave birth to octuplets told Oprah Winfrey that he hopes people don’t punish his grandchildren for his daughter’s irresponsible behavior.
Ed Doud said in an interview taped Thursday for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that the actions of his daughter, Nadya Suleman, and her doctor were “absolutely irresponsible.” But he also issued a plea for the public’s help, according to excerpts of the interview released by Harpo Productions Inc.
“You know what? She needs help. I say to everybody now _ people _ we do need help,” Doud said. “Do not punish my daughter for what she had done and do not punish the babies, because they were given by God.”
A California-based nonprofit called Angels in Waiting has offered Suleman round-the-clock care and a place to stay with her 14 children. It would cost about $135,000 a month to provide the 12 caretakers necessary for the children, money that would have to come from public donations, founder Linda West Conforti said in Los Angeles.
The organization has the trained nursing personnel and experience in caring for very sick children, she said. The group, however, could only provide care for a limited time without the donations, she said…
In response to a question about whether he thinks his daughter is mentally stable, Doud said, “Now I’m no psychiatrist, but I question her mental situation.”
Doud said he hopes Suleman will finish her education and start working so she can help support the family.
[From AP via Huffington Post]
It surprises me that this guy’s name is Ed Doud because I thought his name was Ed Suleman. There are a lot of confusing details in this case that aren’t helped by the fact that Suleman is an accomplished liar. According to The Telegraph, Ed and his ex-wife, Angela, were married in 1974 and divorced in 1999 and “put aside their differences to help their only child raise her burgeoning brood.” Is that called enabling or just being concerned for the safety and well being of your grandchildren? It could be a little of both.
Of course this delusional woman needs help caring for all these children and of course her innocent children shouldn’t suffer at all. Her parents will continue to run themselves ragged trying to make sure her children aren’t wanting. She’s going to get a lot of cash for her outrageous story and she’ll waste a lot of it on her personal appearance and frivolous items, as I railed about earlier today. It’s hard to feel for her at all when she’s had so much work done on her face, is spotted out shopping at MAC and Nordstroms, defaults on her house payments and then goes and buys another, larger home. She also got pregnant again with multiple babies after she declared bankruptcy, and claimed multiple times that she doesn’t take taxpayer money despite the fact that she’s on food stamps and 1/2 of her older children get disability.
What is the solution to this outrageous story? This sociopath has worked the system, and her own family, for years. Now she’s going to milk the media in her manipulative delusional way and get as much money and recognition as she can out of it. Even her own family thinks she’s crazy. They’ll continue watching her poor kids, though, while she continues to claim that she’s such a great mother because she read a few books about it in school.
Written by Celebitchy
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