'Dog The Bounty Hunter' star Beth Chapman returns home to Colorado after cancer surgery against doctors' advice
Beth was rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery after a mass was found in her throat a week earlier. She has since been recovering.
Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman continues to be a pillar of support for his wife Beth Chapman as she battles throat cancer for the second time. Beth was rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery after a mass was found in her throat a week earlier. She has since been recovering.
US Weekly reports that Duane and his wife have returned to their home in Colorado post the surgery and Dog has also given an update on the status of his wife's health. He said, "They say the cancer follows the path of least resistance, so it goes downward. Half of her lung was full of water, But she’s much more comfortable now [that] she can breathe, but she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here."
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Beth has chosen to move back home and leave the hospital against her doctors' advice. "They told us they didn’t want her to leave the hospital, but she was adamant, she just wanted to be home," Duane explained. "We have the test results coming in tomorrow." He also went on to explain that Beth "was in a wheelchair to the plane and then a wheelchair on the other side" noting that the couple "were met by friends when we landed who brought us home."
After returning home, Beth has been trying to get back to her normal routine.
The reality star revealed, "Beth slept for almost an entire day, and she was more comfortable, then she got up and she was trying to do things around the house, trying to do laundry and wash the dishes, I said to her, 'I’ve done all that, don’t worry'."
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The Chapmans were given a warm welcome by family and friends when they arrived home and were even subject to a pleasant surprise in their backyard, something Beth enjoyed. "This morning, there were 20 deer in the backyard. They know when the cars come who it is, and we feed them so they come to the backyard," Duane said of the greeting from nature.
"And I’ve never seen so many deer in the backyard, it’s like the animals know somehow and she loves the deer so much, and all the animals."
As reported earlier, Beth was first diagnosed with cancer in 2017, after being cancer-free for a short while, she learned this week that her cancer had returned when she was taken to the hospital for an emergency surgery. Following the surgery, Duane revealed details of what the doctors had encountered during the procedure. "She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday. They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk. … [She’s] doing the best she can and remains incredibly strong."