Abby Lee Miller to undergo more chemotherapy amid fears that she may never walk again
Abby has been putting on a brave face as she deals with her failing health, but reports say that the former Dance Mom star may find it difficult to walk again.
One look at Abby Lee Miller's Instagram account and you will instantly be greeted with the former TV star's smiling face. However, instead of the sets of a TV show, you can see her in the background of a hospital. For some months now the former Dance Mom star has been battling Burkitt Lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with in April. According to a source who spoke to E!News "Her prognosis is bleak, but she is vowing to beat this and not only walk but dance again."
People magazine has quoted an insider as saying: “She’s getting a little stronger every day, but we don’t know if she’ll ever walk again." While Abby is expected to leave the rehab soon, she will be going for more chemotherapy.
This year has been particularly traumatizing for the star who from a halfway house in Long Beach landed in the hospital for emergency surgery. She had just been transferred from the FCI Victorville prison in California after serving time for unlawful possession of a controlled substance or committing another federal, state or local crime.
What was initially thought to be a spinal cord infection turned out to be cancer in the lymphatic system. Since the diagnosis, Abby has been quite vocal about her feelings and her treatment. Her regular updates on social media help fans and followers keep track of her health. Mostly, she is seen posting smiling pictures of herself, however, on some days when the illness gets the better of her, she takes to explaining her pain and fears.
In the past few months, there was also a time when doctors felt she could not make it. Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, an orthopedic spine surgeon who treated Miller, had described the situation to the magazine. He had said: “Not just her pain, but her weakness started getting worse. In the span of 24 hours, which was something that I have not seen, her condition rapidly deteriorated. She was completely paralyzed from the neck down.”
Melamed said the team thought of transferring her to another hospital at that time but he “felt if we tried she may not make it by the time she gets to another hospital.”
But then Abby is not willing to take this bleak prognosis as she is trying her best to recover so that she can make her return to television. She has already undergone five rounds of chemo and continues to stay in hospital as well-wishers and friends boost her morale. E! reports: "This entire situation is being documented on camera and will be a focal point on Abby Lee's upcoming televised cancer special."