LITTLE People, Big World star Amy Roloff has shared an update on her son Zach’s hospital stay.
Zach Roloff, 32, is recovering from emergency brain surgery.
Amy, 60, reposted a photo to her Instagram that Tori took of Zach in his hospital bed post-surgery.
The reality star captioned the lengthy post: “Thanks friends for your help, prayers and recommendations. I’m so very thankful for the community of my family and friends.
Amy said her son’s surgery went well and: “So far so good and we’re praying his recovery is strong and goes well. I know he doesn’t want to be here again anytime soon.
“I’ve been watching the grandkids so she has been able to be with him. Zach’s a trooper as well as Tori. That has been a blast. He’ll be back home in a day or two,” she added.
Tori has also been updating fans about Zach’s progress.
In her Instagram Stories, Tori posted a photo of a bright and sunny hospital lobby.
In her caption, she wrote: “Most of the time we were at the ER and ICU it was raining and miserable.
“Right as I got the call that Zach was out of surgery and things went well I walked back to his room with this view. I felt like it was a sign that God was with us.
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“The sun came out and it was a new beautiful day.”
Earlier in the day, Tori recounted on Instagram why Zach had to undergo emergency surgery.
“Not exactly how we saw our week going,” Tori confessed in a lengthy caption. “Zachary had emergency shunt revision this morning.”
A shunt is a hollow tube surgically placed in the brain – sometimes in the spine – that helps drain cerebrospinal fluid and takes “it to another location in the body where it can be reabsorbed,” according to John Hopkins Medicine.
Shunt procedures address the pressure on the brain – which could be caused by hydrocephalus – and assist with relieving many symptoms, such as gait difficulty, mild dementia, and lack of bladder control.
Tori went on: “It’s been a scary 72 hours but he is doing well and recovering!!”
While both Zach’s mom Amy and his father Matt, 61, have been vocal on social media about their son’s progress, his twin brother Jeremy, 32, has made no mention of it.
Instead, the reality star flaunted his blue Land Cruiser in an Instagram Story, prompting critics to call him “spoiled and selfish.”
In an online thread, critics slammed Jeremy for making a post “all about you” while “your brother just had surgery.”
One critic said: “Simple brag. Dude, nobody is jealous of your life. Meanwhile, Zach, feel better.”
Another added: “Any form of surgery should not be generalized…it’s a stressful time for people/families/partners.”
“Yes, Jeremy and Audrey should check in on Zach and Tori. Ask if they need help and see how he is doing,” a third wrote.
Fans were also upset Audrey seemed silent on the matter, as she posted several photos and videos of herself cutting her child’s hair at home.
After the haircut, Jeremy’s wife took the family to the playground and allowed the kids to ride their bikes around the parking lot.
Followers argued the group acted “like a close relative was not in the hospital.”