Brooke Mueller is resisting efforts to have her twin sons with ex-husband Charlie Sheen tested for fetal alcohol syndrome because she is terrified that if Bob and Max are diagnosed with it, she will never regain custody, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Radar broke the story last year: Mueller finally agreed to have the boys tested for fetal alcohol syndrome because she went to rehab TWICE while pregnant and drank large amounts of booze before giving birth to the boys.
However, Mueller has now changed her mind and doesn't want the boys tested.
"Brooke is afraid that if the boys are diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, she will never regain custody of the boys. She knows she is about to get the boys back, but fears she will never get them back if they do have it," a source told Radar.
"Child protective services is actually very impressed with how far Brooke has come, and a FAS diagnosis absolutely wouldn't preclude her from getting them back. It was four years ago, and that can't be held against her."
Sources also tell Radar, "Charlie wants the boys tested… However, he is still on good terms with Brooke....they just disagree on this."
Sheen is not expected to be in court on Thursday, while Mueller is.
“Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can cause problems that may include physical deformities, mental retardation, learning disorders, vision difficulties and behavioral problems, and heart health issues,” the Mayo Clinic, the world noted not-for-profit medical practice and medical research group, states.
Babies suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome often have small eye openings, small head circumference and brain size.
The twins were born seven weeks prematurely and Max had to stay in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit because of a heart condition.
The boys’ rambunctious behavior fell under the microscope during the time they stayed with their father’s ex-wife Denise Richards, who told authorities her daughters had “been strangled, kicked in the head and stomach, scratched, bit, slapped, punched in the face and head, and spit on” by the boys, who treated the family dogs in the same manner.
In another instance, Richards said the boys relieved themselves in their younger sister’s bathtub, then scattered the remnants all over the room.
Sheen in the past has said he fears for his sons “every second that” they’re with Mueller.
“There’s stuff going on here that’s so criminal, and so unacceptable it’s beyond the pale,” he said a few months back. “And we’re talking about two four-and-a-half year olds."
Sheen added that Brooke’s home was “filled with felonious descriptions of child endangerment.”
"No one knows how the judge will rule," the insider told Radar.
"It would have been a no-brainer if DCFS was recommending it, but since they aren't who knows what is going to happen."