Small people, big world star Tori Roloff is giving fans an update on how his son, Jackson Roloff, is recovering from leg surgery and opening up about what his 4-year-old is still struggling with in the weeks following his operation.
In a Q&A shared on his Instagram Stories on Monday, Jan.3, Tori was asked, “How is Jackson after his surgery?”
“Great!” she replied, before adding that her son shares that with her husband Zach Roloff, “He still struggles with his shoes, but other than that, he’s back to normal thankfully.”
Tori previously reflected in December 2021 about the “emotional week” that followed Jackson’s surgery he underwent in late November 2021.
“Watching Jackson undergo surgery and worse – recovery – was emotionally exhausting,” the TLC star wrote of the “rough” period, revealing that it is “[keeping] together ”for the sake of Jackson and his daughter, Lilah.
While admitting that Jackson experienced “discomfort” during his recovery, he said he was extremely “resilient” afterwards.
“I want to give him back all his confidence in walking, running and jumping. It’s hard not to be able to fix it right now, “he said.” Sometimes he’s so frustrated [SIC], but overall, he’s still her silly, smiling, and smart self. He kept us positive throughout this whole thing, reminding us of his strength. “
Jackson underwent the procedure “to help correct bowing of the legs,” the reality TV mom told fans on November 30, acknowledging the ordeal was one of the most “difficult” days she has ever experienced.
Jackson and his sister, 2-year-old Lilah, were born with the most common form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, just like their father, Zach, 31, with bent legs as a common side effect.
On November 17, Tori and Zach, who recently announced they are expecting baby # 1. 3, talked about the possibility that their third child could also be born with achondroplasia.
“We won’t know if he or she is a dwarf until later in the pregnancy, and with dwarves, it is encouraged to have a [C-section] due to the larger head size, “Tori wrote to a fan during a Q&A session on her Instagram Stories at the time.” I was saying, I wish I didn’t know [the baby’s gender or if they have a form of dwarfism], but IF mine [doctor] says I need a [C-section,] it would be obvious to us. “