Tori Roloff takes her son Jackson Roloff to an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in small growths. However, because of a virus, only one person can make the appointment. So it’s the actress from “LPBW” who’s at her little boy’s side when he’s examined.
According to Tori Roloff, from the day Jackson started walking, they noticed he had “pretty significant bowing of his legs.” She explains that it’s a characteristic of achondroplasia. However, she feels that her son is “a little more severe than most.
Zach Roloff explains that he and Tori Roloff decided that his would be the best opinion to go to the appointment. He feels he is better able to convey the information. So “LPBW” has kept him up to date with Jackson’s appointments.
Tori Roloff thinks they got good news from the doctor. Zach Roloff, however, doesn’t feel the same way. He thinks it was bad news because they were told that Jackson Roloff needed surgery immediately. Still, she says it’s the “lesser of the two surgeries” her son will have.
Tori says they were given two options. The more invasive of the two is to cut the bone and reposition the tibia and tibia. This requires more recovery time and can be more traumatic.
Another option is surgery, which Jackson’s doctor recommends. They put a plate in the upper part of the fibula in each leg. The LPBW star says it doesn’t hinder growth. It does, however, slow it down. It allows the tibia to catch up. It’s also a less invasive option. The doctor also said Jackson’s legs are heavy. So Zach wishes he could have spotted something sooner to “potentially give him a better quality of life”.
‘LPBW’ Celeb Surgery Is Urgent
Zach Roloff asks Tori Roloff when the doctor recommends they have Jackson Roloff surgery. She tells her they shouldn’t “wait past six months”. So they don’t want to waste any more time and plan to book before the holidays arrive.
The “Little People, Big World” couple are planning Jackson Roloff’s operation for the end of next month. Zach Roloff and Tori Roloff are glad it’s not a major surgery and that he’ll be able to walk the next day. But will the procedure be a success – or will he have to have more in the future?