Tammy Slaton has left viewers of 1000-lb Sisters fearing the worst as they believe she may be alive and well after recent hospital treatment. We find out the facts and get the latest on the TLC star’s health.
She’s one half of sister duo Tammy and Amy Slaton, better known as the 1000-lb Sisters. They started on the show in early 2020, when together they weighed over a thousand pounds. Since then, things have changed. Amy has a son after a huge weight loss, while Tammy has left rehab to visit a doctor.
Tammy was put on a resuscitator in hospital and has been on the resuscitator several times before. It appears that she has now been discharged from hospital and now has a tracheostomy.
However, despite her weight being a health problem, she actually ended up in hospital recently due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
A tracheostomy is an opening created in the front of the neck so that a tube can be inserted into the windpipe (trachea) to help someone breathe. It helps to deliver oxygen to the lungs if you cannot breathe normally after an injury or accident, or if your muscles are very weak.
Because of the poisoning, Tammy had developed pneumonia again and was put on life support in hospital. She explained that her voice sounded strange because the doctors put a breathing tube in her to help with the airflow, but added that she was “fine” despite being in hospital.
1000-lb Sisters: Tammy Slaton’s Health
Recent episodes, filmed several months ago, show Tammy Slaton struggling to walk more than her usual 75 steps a day, but she has managed to increase her daily walking a little more. However, looking at her social media, the latest updates show that she still has a trachea attached to her throat.
There is hope, however, as many fans noted that it looks like he was back in rehab before Christmas.