HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO Will doctors remove baby Kaitlyn’s third thumb?

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s June Shannon (a.k.a “Mama”) says her granddaughter Kaitlyn’s third thumb may not be amputated, at least for a while.

Why? Because the doctors don’t yet know how the two thumbs interact with each other. Cutting off one right now may paralyze the other one.

“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.

“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.”

It will probably be a long time before they go back to the surgeon to reassess, but in the meantime June, partner Sugar Bear (who is currently recovering from an accident and infection,) Kaitlyn’s mom Ana, Jessica, Lauryn (Pumpkin,) and Alana are going to show Kaitlyn all the love they can.

“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.”

UPDATE – In August of 2016 mom Anna revealed that she and her husband Michael Cardwell have elected to have the surgery to remove Kaitlyn’s extra thumb. Click the link for more info.

  • Allison

    I was wondering why they didn’t get it removed right away. Now I see why.

  • Anonymous

    Where are all the inbreeding jokes???

    • jessika

      I was wondering the same thing! I know the first thing i said to myself when i saw the caption and the picture is “she is a prime example of an imbred.” I find honey boo boo to be very interesting but at the same time the show is down right disgusting. Idk how ppl can act in such a way. It’s not normal at all.

      • Lily

        Ignorant. Polydactyly is a fairly common thing that has nothing to do with inbreeding. Educate yourself.

  • Just wondering

    I wonder what they will do when this child asks who the daddy is?Someone wants to take the test but they are refusing to allow it and since this young girl like her mother was with more then one guy at the time I wonder how this will end.I don’t think someone should step forward to collect on the family or become TV star but shouldn’t ever kid know who their daddy is?And isn’t now the best time to find out while she is still a baby?

  • Bull

    And this is why we don’t have sexual relations with our cousins.