The Little People, Big World actor captioned a picture of himself in a hospital bed, “Last week was a bit rough.”
An update on Matt Roloff’s recent health scare is being shared with his followers.
The Little People, Big World actor shared a picture of himself resting in a hospital bed on Instagram on Monday. Although he was smiling in the photo, the 61-year-old explained that complications during a routine treatment have delayed his rehabilitation.
The reality star captioned the picture, “Last week was a little hard. I had what I believed to be a regular upper endoscopy to examine my esophagus. When the doctor informs [fiancée Caryn Chandler] that “We had some complications,” things don’t go as planned. “It turns out that my stomach has some unanticipated twists and turns.”
Using a tiny camera at the end of a long, flexible tube, an upper endoscopy is a procedure used to visually check your upper digestive tract, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is frequently used to identify and occasionally treat disorders that affect the upper digestive tract.
Roloff clarified that the problem now necessitates that he obtain further medical care, but he did not specify what that entails.
“I didn’t require the computer chip and monitor to be installed, which is good news! The bad news is that there is still work to do. The worst news is that I had to stop working for a few days and stay quiet,” he continued.
Not just the patriarch of Little People, Big World has recently experienced a health crisis.
He revealed on Instagram in February that his son Zach Roloff was preparing for a shunt revision, which he described as an “important” procedure.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, a shunt is a hollow tube that is surgically implanted in the brain or occasionally in the spine to help drain cerebrospinal fluid and direct it to another site in the body where it can be reabsorbed.
A shunt revision may reduce pressure on the brain and address symptoms including trouble walking, mild dementia, and loss of bladder control, albeit the family withheld specifics about the treatment.
“Family has been in touch and communicating constantly. Zach is undergoing a significant shunt revision, and we are all praying for him,” Matt captioned the picture. “He is in good hands with Tori fighting tenaciously for his interests… Please join me in praying for Zach’s full recovery.”