Duggar Baby #19 Released, Hospitalized Again

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The 19th child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Josie-Brooklyn Duggar, was released from the hospital last week, only to be sent back there three days later.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had to take her back to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock on Thursday at 3 a.m., when her vital signs began to drop.

"Dr. Arrington told us to never trust a preemie," says Duggar Family patriarch Jim Bob, quoting Josie's physician, Dr. Robert Arrington. "That is really true."

Fortifiers to increase her calorie intake and spur growth are the culprit in causing the littlest Duggar constipation after being at home for just a few days.

The constipation led to her vital signs fluctuating. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 19th child in December, several months premarturely.

MAKE THAT 19: Once Josie moves home for good, that is.

The stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting say "She's doing fine now," regarding their littlest, and "They will watch her for a few days to make sure she's safe."

Things are more or less going well for the little girl, though. She's already beaten the odds, and as of today Josie weighs in at 4 lbs., 12½ oz., says Jim Bob.

Here's hoping she recovers swiftly and fully.


Love your family, keep up the good work with your children and keeping the faith.
God Bless all of you.


Please disregard the comments from Scarlett fire! Just because you don't agree with their religion makes it right for you to be mean! They love children and give them the best, their is no reason the parents should share chores and resonsibiltiy with the the older children with the younger. THEY ARE GOOD PARENT! Who are you to judge that someone can't have a large family. I bet you have no one and this is why you are so mean and critical! They are setting a fine example in raising a large family and they do as they say. Get a family and stop being biasd and pat them on the back for setting such a fine example for their children. You are a jerk, jealous with your life and bored!


There was no need for this little helpless baby to have gone through all this...the Duggars are selfish and irresponsible for turning themselves into some kind of litter factory...give it a rest..."they close down puppy mills don't they" why not the Duggars for reproducing child after child with more and more risk...and the "parenting" falls to the older children..sooo selfish and horny ...get FIXED BOTH of you!


This family is awsome!! Most people long for the kind of love that they share. We need more families like this that arnt afraid of what the 'popular' culture would say and are led by there awsome convictions. God bless you guys for being voulnerable and protect you.


somebody needs some birth control


How is Josie doing? Will She be alright? When Will She Be home to stay?




the show is nice but is this family for realllllllllll


Watch the show all the time. You are all great and I have kept baby Josie in my prayers.

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