Hmmmm — are Jill Duggar and her (awful AF) husband, Derick Dillard, hiding a possible medical condition that could be affecting their son Samuel? According to fans, the answer is yes. The former Counting On stars — who refer to their six-month-old as "Sam Sam" — seem to be dodging concerns regarding their infant, and eagle-eyed viewers find it odd that they've kept quiet.
Many have pointed out that the little one appears to lack a prominent bridge in his nose, an indicator for certain genetic disorders. His dad also recently posted a photo of his son hooked up to wires in the hospital, a tell-tale sign that something went wrong following his birth. "That is a tube to suction fluid out of the lungs," one fan commented on the series of photos Derick posted in honor of his mother's birthday. "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." Another added, "Omg poor Samuel, feeding tube and oxygen don’t think he was as healthy at birth as you said originally."
Following Samuel's birth, Jill started posting cryptic messages on Instagram like, "It's easy to praise God when things are going great, but do we continue to count our blessings when things aren't going like we planned?" Plus, the duo has been asking for money — a lot.
After TLC fired Derick for making transphobic remarks about Jazz Jennings, he decided to launch a GoFundMe page, asking for a total of $10,000. Although he said it was for a new ministry, perhaps some went towards medical bills.
"I am currently serving through a program at my home church, called the Cross Church School of Ministry! I am so excited about this incredible opportunity for further ministry development, and I would like to invite you to share in this excitement with me," the anti-trans reality TV exile wrote. "I started a fundraiser on gofundme to raise the funding I need for various missions opportunities I will have throughout the year. I have a donations goal of $10,000. This will enable me to fulfill my specific calling to ministry this year, including trips for Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad."
So are these signs that the couple is ashamed of their son and don't want to talk about his possible condition publicly? We certainly hope not. After all, with a following like theirs, they could help other parents dealing with similar struggles.
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