It was a tough week for Honey Boo Boo as her father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, was recently hospitalized and the family’s pet dog, China, was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Sugar Bear, 40, collapsed late last week after getting dizzy and was taken to a hospital.
“Mama” June Shannon, 33, said in a Facebook update on May 25 that doctors were “running a lot of tests on his brain”, without any conclusive results.
The posting included the hashtag “#prayforsugarbear” and warned that it could be a “very serious” medical condition.
On Monday, June Shannon posted a message on Facebook saying that China, the family’s pet Chihuahua, was found by older daughter Lauryn, known as “Pumpkin”, and a security staffer when they went to retrieve clothes for the hospitalized Sugar Bear.
China “had been recently hit and left to die” and was suffering spasms when she was found, Mama June wrote.
The family rescued the friendly dog six years on Craigslist.
“She will b greatly missed alana loved her a lot as all us did,” June Shannon wrote.
In better news, Sugar Bear was released from the hospital and returned home after doctors determined what made him pass out.
Sugar Bear has been ordered to relax and will remain home, June Shannon said in a Facebook posting on Thursday.
Back in September, Sugar Bear had emergency surgery to treat an infection following a mud boggin’ accident.
He also had a quad bike accident last year and paramedics were called when he fell ill during the family’s Christmas toy drive after suffering from high blood pressure.
Sugar Bear was released from a week-long hospital stay in early March after suffering chest and stomach pains and was diagnosed pancreatitis.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is the popular reality television programme on TLC that chronicles the life of 7-year-old child beauty pageant Alana Thompson and her family in rural McIntyre, Georgia.