Tori Roloff shares update on husband Zach after he undergoes emergency brain surgery

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By Asiya Ali

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Zach Roloff's wife has given an update on social media after her husband underwent emergency brain surgery this week.

On Wednesday (February 8), the reality TV star's father, Matt Roloff, took to Instagram to share with his followers that his son will be getting a shunt revision.

In his post, the 61-year-old dad shared a heartwarming picture of Zach with his children and wrote: "Family has been in constant contact and communication. We are all praying for Zach as he undergoes an important shunt revision."

"He's in good hands with Tori advocating tooth and nail for his best interest… all prayers up please for Zach's successful recovery," he added.

Check out Zach's dad's post:

A shunt is a hollow tube surgically placed in the brain - or occasionally in the spine - to help drain cerebrospinal fluid and shift it to another part of the body where it can be reabsorbed, according to John Hopkins Medicine.

A shunt revision might also relieve pressure on the brain and target symptoms such as mild dementia, lack of bladder control, and difficulty walking.

The medical report explained that doctors realized that these issues enhance after a lumbar puncture, which may suggest that putting in a shunt can provide a longer-term benefit.

On Thursday morning, the 32-year-old's wife Tori Roloff shared an update with her 1.9 million Instagram followers and said that Zach "is doing well and recovering" following the procedure.

Read Tori's update below: 

"Not exactly how we saw our week going… Zachary had emergency shunt revision this morning," the 31-year-old wrote in the caption. "It's been a scary 72 hours but he is doing well and recovering!!"

She posted pictures of Zach giving thumbs up in his hospital bed and praised friends, family, and supporters, as well as Zach's neurosurgeon team for "their attentiveness" to his needs.

"We feel so loved and supported by you," she continued. "Also shout out to [Zach's mother Amy Roloff] for holding down the fort and playing hide n seek for who knows how many hours."

"I'm here praying that Zach's recovery is quick and easy and that this will be our answered prayers to relieving his migraines! You're a freaking bad ass, Zach. You just had brain surgery… and handled it like a rock star. I'm so proud of you. Jeremiah 17:14 #storyofzachandtori," she concluded.

The TV personality and his partner are parents to three children - Jackson Roloff, five, Lilah Ray Roloff, three, and Josiah Luke Roloff, eight months - and just like their father, they were born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

Zach's shunt was put in to help drain cerebrospinal fluid and he's had it in place since he was a kid. Even during the first season of the hit reality series, Little People, Big World, he had to have corrective surgery, as noted by TMZ.

According to People, Zach's wife - whom he tied the knot with in July 2015  - explained to her followers in a now-deleted Instagram Story that she "hesitated" to share the news but is now asking for prayers and guidance.

"They say it's routine surgery but it's far from my routine and Zach and I are nervous," Tori added, per the outlet. "It feels big to us but we trust his doctors and their ability and knowledge! Any prayers are greatly appreciated!"

We wish him a speedy recovery!

Featured image credit: MBI / Alamy

Tori Roloff shares update on husband Zach after he undergoes emergency brain surgery

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Zach Roloff's wife has given an update on social media after her husband underwent emergency brain surgery this week.

On Wednesday (February 8), the reality TV star's father, Matt Roloff, took to Instagram to share with his followers that his son will be getting a shunt revision.

In his post, the 61-year-old dad shared a heartwarming picture of Zach with his children and wrote: "Family has been in constant contact and communication. We are all praying for Zach as he undergoes an important shunt revision."

"He's in good hands with Tori advocating tooth and nail for his best interest… all prayers up please for Zach's successful recovery," he added.

Check out Zach's dad's post:

A shunt is a hollow tube surgically placed in the brain - or occasionally in the spine - to help drain cerebrospinal fluid and shift it to another part of the body where it can be reabsorbed, according to John Hopkins Medicine.

A shunt revision might also relieve pressure on the brain and target symptoms such as mild dementia, lack of bladder control, and difficulty walking.

The medical report explained that doctors realized that these issues enhance after a lumbar puncture, which may suggest that putting in a shunt can provide a longer-term benefit.

On Thursday morning, the 32-year-old's wife Tori Roloff shared an update with her 1.9 million Instagram followers and said that Zach "is doing well and recovering" following the procedure.

Read Tori's update below: 

"Not exactly how we saw our week going… Zachary had emergency shunt revision this morning," the 31-year-old wrote in the caption. "It's been a scary 72 hours but he is doing well and recovering!!"

She posted pictures of Zach giving thumbs up in his hospital bed and praised friends, family, and supporters, as well as Zach's neurosurgeon team for "their attentiveness" to his needs.

"We feel so loved and supported by you," she continued. "Also shout out to [Zach's mother Amy Roloff] for holding down the fort and playing hide n seek for who knows how many hours."

"I'm here praying that Zach's recovery is quick and easy and that this will be our answered prayers to relieving his migraines! You're a freaking bad ass, Zach. You just had brain surgery… and handled it like a rock star. I'm so proud of you. Jeremiah 17:14 #storyofzachandtori," she concluded.

The TV personality and his partner are parents to three children - Jackson Roloff, five, Lilah Ray Roloff, three, and Josiah Luke Roloff, eight months - and just like their father, they were born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

Zach's shunt was put in to help drain cerebrospinal fluid and he's had it in place since he was a kid. Even during the first season of the hit reality series, Little People, Big World, he had to have corrective surgery, as noted by TMZ.

According to People, Zach's wife - whom he tied the knot with in July 2015  - explained to her followers in a now-deleted Instagram Story that she "hesitated" to share the news but is now asking for prayers and guidance.

"They say it's routine surgery but it's far from my routine and Zach and I are nervous," Tori added, per the outlet. "It feels big to us but we trust his doctors and their ability and knowledge! Any prayers are greatly appreciated!"

We wish him a speedy recovery!

Featured image credit: MBI / Alamy