18 Facts You Might Not Know About Dee Dee And Gypsy Rose Blanchard
After taking Gypsy and moving out of her family’s home, the pair settled in Slidell, Louisiana. The medical charade continued, and then Hurricane Katrina hit.
While in Slidell, Dee Dee continued to take Gypsy to various doctors and hospitals for her fake illnesses. Still, no one seemed to blink an eye or raise any flags that something might be amiss. Gypsy was seen at Tulane Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Dee Dee convinced doctors that Gypsy could possibly have muscular dystrophy, and a muscle biopsy was done. She told them Gypsy suffered from seizures, so doctors prescribed anti-seizure medication. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the area and destroyed the apartment Dee Dee and Gypsy shared. They sought shelter in Covington, and told doctors there that the flooding had destroyed all of Gypsy’s medical records and even her birth certificate. It was suggested they return to Missouri, and they were airlifted there in 2008.