Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, has stated that her granddaughter Kaitlyn will not be having surgery to remove the extra thumb on her right hand anytime soon.
Kaitlyn, whose mother is June Shannon’s 18-year-old daughter Anna “Chickadee”, was born on July 26 and shortly after the bone abnormality was detected.
But it has been revealed that doctors do not want to operate on the two-month-old infant, as they would rather wait until her digits are fully developed.
Kaitlyn, whose mother is June Shannon’s 18-year-old daughter Anna “Chickadee”, was born on July 26
Talking about the possibility of her grandchild having her extra thumb amputated, 33-year-old June Shannon, from McIntyre Georgia, told RadarOnline.com that corrective surgery has been delayed until a later date.
“The doctor doesn’t want to do anything right now because they don’t know the full function of the other thumb or if they’re both connected,” she said.
“They just have to wait and see. They don’t want to do it too early, if they cut one off the other could have paralysis or it could make the other fingers not work, so they don’t want to make any rash decisions.”
Reports surfaced shortly after Kaitlyn’s birth that June Shannon had made inappropriate comments about the physical abnormality, which she denied.
Talking about her first grandchild, the mother-of-four exclaimed: “She’s just special; I would never make fun of her.
“That is not right. It makes her more unique and special to us. We don’t even pay attention to it. We don’t make a big deal about it.”
June Shannon and her family shot to fame on TLC’S Toddlers & Tiaras.
They currently star in the spin-off series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, with the season finale set to air this Wednesday.
Caleb Clark, 19, from Griffin, Georgia, previously came forward as Kaitlyn’s father. He claimed he fathered the child after dating Anna Shannon for two years during high school.
June Shannon added that her grandchild “may or may not ever” get surgery to remove the double thumbs and they will wait for a while before returning to hospital.
June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, attempted to give her first daughter, Anna “Chickadee”, away for adoption after becoming a parent at 15, it was claimed today.
The 33-year-old reality star from McIntyre, Georgia, now a mother-of-four, first asked relatives if they would take the baby while pregnant, sister-in-law Janice Shannon has apparently said.
June Shannon is said to have then “abandoned” Anna, then seven, at the home of her mother, Sandra Hale, in order to “move into a trailer with a boyfriend”.
According to the National Enquirer, Janice Shannon, who was married to June’s late brother, Jimmy, had been prepared to take Anna, but June did not want to lose her parental rights so the adoption failed to take place.
June Shannon attempted to give her first daughter, Anna Chickadee, away for adoption after becoming a parent at 15
The magazine says that child welfare officers eventually gave custody of Anna to Sandra Hale, and it was only this year that the teen moved back in with her mother.
But the current arrangement is just for the cameras, it claims.
A source told the title: “Anna lived with Sandra until earlier this year, when June bribed her with $500 a month to move back in with the family and be on the TV show.
“They thought that Anna’s illegitimate teenage pregnancy would make for good story lines for the show.”
Anna is now a teenage mother herself, to two-month-old Kaitlyn, who was born with an extra thumb on one hand.
She is no longer in a relationship with the baby’s father, Caleb Clark, 19, who she dated for two years.
Caleb Clark says he is now fighting to gain access to Kaitlyn and told the tabloid that he wants to get the child “out of that house and away from that family”, but is unable to take action because Anna apparently refuses to let him take a paternity test.
Caleb Clark told the Enquirer: “Anna was in her grandmother’s custody, but she was still desperate to get away from June officially. June was a lousy mother to Anna.”
He insisted that the happy cohesive family that appears on television is a far cry from reality.
“You can see it,” he continued.
“Anna still resents June and stands apart from the rest of the family. When the cameras are turned off, Anna doesn’t have much to do with any of them.”
Caleb Clark told the tabloid that he had every intention of marrying Anna until she admitted that she had cheated on him.
Anna, who does not have a relationship with her own father, ex-con David Dunn, supposedly sent Caleb Clark an email when she discovered she was pregnant.
It apparently read: “I kinda had sex with someone the week before we did, but I trusted him to wear a condom, but I don’t think he did, and that’s what scares me.”