Is Babs ok? 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' star Whitney Thore shares health update about 'America’s Reality TV Mom'

Whitney Way Thore of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' provides an update on her mother Babs' health following her second stroke last year

Is Babs ok? 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' star Whitney Thore shares health update about 'America’s Reality TV Mom'
Whitney Thore with her mother, Babs Thore (@whitneywaythore/Instagram)
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GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Whitney Way Thore, star of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life', has provided fans with an update on her mother, Barbara "Babs" Thore, who had a second stroke in December 2021. In a long Instagram post on Thursday, September 1, the TLC starlet also shared an update on where she is residing and how her family is dealing with her beloved mother's medical situation.

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“My mom had her stroke on 12/28/21. The time between then and now has been the most trying and difficult, but also the most treasured time we have ever known,” Whitney continued. “I want to say thank you on behalf of my family, from the bottom of our hearts, for the unbelievable amount of support and well wishes we receive daily for my mother. Knowing how much she is loved by people who have never even met her is overwhelming. Many of you have said she is ‘America’s Reality TV Mom’, and that makes us so happy.”

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Whitney confessed to her healing mother that she checks letters and comments from followers and that "she loves them so much." She and Babs have also been watching the latest Season 10 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' as a household, which she describes as "something we haven't done in probably six years." The body positivity campaigner uploaded a video of Babs from her hospital's recovery program in January 2022. She gently touched her mother's hand and mentioned Babs' hubby Glen, and how much he adores her. Babs sobbed as she tried to express how much she missed him, despite Whitney's assurance that he would be back at the hospital the next day to visit her.

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Whitney was seen seeking an assisted living complex where the family can stay beside Babs as she heals in this season's episodes of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life'. In an Instagram post, she informed followers that they now had a housing arrangement in place. “Right now, the update on mom is that we are still at Abbotswood!” she said, presumably referring to the Abbotswood at Irving Park living facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. “We moved into a huge two-bedroom a few months ago as soon as one became available, so I have a bedroom of my own now!” Whitney shared with excitement, adding, “Dad has also been a resident there since day one." Whitney also said, "We have an ever-changing revolving door of animals in the apartment as well!" Whitney then explained why her mother hadn't returned to their Greensboro home. “We would have loved to, but the house is not wheelchair accessible (doorways, bathroom, etc.) and we need at least two nurses at all times to help her and this is a wonderful service they offer at Abbotswood.” 

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“In addition to Dad, me and the Abbotswood staff, we also have hired two private nurses who help with Mom and who are incredible with her. At Abbotswood, she continues to get therapy, delicious meals 3 times a day, and she is able to interact with lots of people. Abbotswood is home to us now and we couldn’t be happier,” Whitney ended, thanking fans saying, “thank you so much for loving my mother.”

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Season 10 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' airs on TLC on Tuesdays at 10 pm ET and streams on Discovery+ the following day

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