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.