In the May 6 episode of My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?, the TLC series registered with Dottie Perkins . The Mississippi native weighed 641.9 pounds when she first appeared on the show in 2016, and had to be hospitalized several times so her diet could be closely monitored.
While struggling to keep her weight under control, Dottie Perkins suffered a devastating loss: the death of her 13-year-old son Daniel, who was suffering from cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, her latest update brought more bad news.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Dottie Perkins, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
The episode resumed two years and seven months after Dottie Perkins started seeing Dr. Now, and she revealed that she had lost a total of 271 kilos, which means that her weight was 371. Despite her progress, Dottie had returned to the hospital when the incisions from one of her surgeries opened due to her gaining weight.
“I feel like I’m in hell and I have to go home to see Landon,” she said of her 4-year-old son. “He can’t go on without me.”
Although his stay in Houston eventually proved helpful, the two-hour follow-up ended with Dottie Perkins abandoning Dr. Now’s weight loss program. She told the camera that she was leaving her husband of five years, Chris, because of her drinking problem.
“I honestly don’t think Chris will really change the way he needs to and really give up alcohol because I’ve been through this with him a long time ago,” admitted Dottie Perkins, who last appeared on her spouse’s Facebook page in November.
“But the only way for Landon and I to get home and get back into that environment is for him to care more about us than getting drunk and lying,” she said. “So if he wants us back, he’s gonna have to change all that forever.” But I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
After moving into a hotel with Landon, Dottie Perkins confessed that she would have no more money in five days. “This means I have to figure out practically from scratch our lives and how to do it on my own,” she shared before calling Dr. Now.
“At this point I feel like leaving the program right now is really the only option I have,” Dottie told the surgeon, who was worried about what the move would do for her health. “Her behavior has become increasingly self-destructive over the past six to eight months,” she remarked, “and it looks like she’s going back to her old habits.