Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was seen holding onto her dad Michael, known as Sugar Bear, as he returned to their Georgia home after spending over a week in hospital.
Sugar Bear was rushed to the hospital after suffering chest and stomach pains and was diagnosed with pancreatitis.
Despite the TLC network’s cameras rolling Honey Boo Boo was completely focused on her sick father as he arrived home.
Honey Boo Boo, 7, tenderly guided her dad up the stars and gave him a big hug as he crossed the threshold.
Clearly, still struggling with his illness, Sugar Bear stayed in his pajamas and wrapped a large blanket around his shoulders.
Making sure to stay close was Honey Boo Boo’s mother June Shannon.
June Shannon has been updating fans on her partner’s condition via their official Facebook.
Just prior to his release, June Shannon thanked fans for their support: “Another update on Sugar Bear – it’s a great one – thanks to all the prays and thoughts Sugar Bear is going to be released [he] will be so glad to be going back home.
“Hope we are not back for a while, hospitals are very draining.”
And no wonder, Sugar Bear had himself moved from the first hospital he was admitted to, and spent a night in Intensive Care, and after not feeling like he was “was getting the best treatment possible” he checked into a new hospital where it was revealed he was also suffering from pneumonia.
It has already been a tough few months for Honey Boo Boo’s father after numerous health complaints.
Following a quad bike accident Sugar Bear’s foot got an infection landing him in the hospital in September.
Paramedics had to be called to the home when Sugar Bear fell ill during the family’s Christmas toy drive, after suffering from high blood pressure.