Jill Duggar: Son’s Secret Medical Crisis Revealed!

Jill Duggar has been a reality TV star since childhood.

As such, she’s accustomed to sharing just about everything with her family’s massive fan base.

But there are some things that even Jill would prefer to keep private.

When Jill welcomed her second child back in July of 2017, she waited several weeks before posting a photo.

Now, fans believe they know why.

Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard, posted the above photo on his Instagram page this week as part of a montage celebrating his mother’s birthday.

Fans were shocked by the never-before-seen image of baby Samuel hooked up to wires with tubes coming out of his nose.

Some of Derick’s followers were deeply concerned by what they saw.

Others insisted that while they’re certainly unsettling, such scenes are not uncommon.

“That is a tube to suction fluid out of the lungs,” commented one fan.

“When babies are born by C-section the fluid does not get pushed out by contractions. It is normal to have to get this out, not a complication. Happened with both my C-section babies.”

Others continue to suspect that Samuel experienced serious health problems from birth and that the Duggars did their best to downplay the severity of the situation.

“Omg poor Samuel, feeding tube and oxygen. Don’t think he was as healthy at birth as you said originally,” one of Derick’s followers wrote.

At the time of Samuel’s birth, the Duggars did reveal that he was born via C-section following a difficult and complicated labor.

“After 40 hours of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital,” the family revealed in a statement released just after the birth.

“Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

“His birth didn’t go as expected,” Jill later stated in an interview with People magazine.

In all likelihood, fans will never know exactly how serious Samuel’s health problems were at the time of his birth.

Derick Dillard has been fired by TLC as a result of some controversial public statements, and it appears as though his family will be leaving the spotlight along with him.

So going forward, the only source of information about the Dillard family will be the Dillards themselves.

Watch Counting On online to relive how Jill and Derick got to where they are today.


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Charlie Gard, British Baby at Center of Global Medical Drama, Dies

Charlie Gard, the British baby who had been at the center of a high-profile legal battle over his medical care, has passed away.

He was only 11 months old.


The child was born with a rare genetic condition and spent a majority of his life in the hospital.

Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, fought a lengthy and emotional legal battle to take their severely ill son to the United States for treatment, a move that was eventually denied by judges.

The tragic case made global headlines, with President Donald Trump Tweeting about it just a few weeks ago.

This is what he wrote at the time:

trump on gard

Pope Francis also weighed on the debate, with the Vatican saying the pontiff prayed for the parents and “their wish to accompany and treat their child until the end is not neglected.”

Around the globe, a countless number of supporters made their voices heard, earning the nickname “Charlie’s Army” in the process.

They raised over 1.35 million pounds online, but were unable to influence the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court… all of which ruled life support treatment should end and Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity.

He passed away while in a hospice facility.

Charlie Gard Protest

The couple ended its legal battle on July 24, in what they referred to as the “most painful of decisions.”

An end-of-life plan for baby Charlie was then approved on Thursday by High Court judge Nicholas Francis.

Gard was born on August 4 and inherited the faulty RRM2B gene that affects the cells responsible for energy production and respiration, leaving him unable to move or breathe unaided.

His parents yearned to give him experimental, unproven nucleoside therapy, provided by American neuroscientist Michio Hirano.

gard dies

Throughout the lengthy legal process – which saw an appeal rejected the European Court of Human Rights – physicians at Great Ormond Street maintained this treatment had little chance of success.

They said it would kinder for life support to be switched off.

Upon confirming the passing of her son, Connie simply wrote, “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.”

May he rest in peace.