This is truly heartbreaking. On last night's episode of Alaskan Bush People, new details emerged regarding Ami Brown's advanced lung cancer. Executive Producer Sheila McCormack said, "The radiation is five days a week for six weeks. That’s the direct radiation, not the chemotherapy. After the radiation once a week she goes to another building and they put an IV in her and she gets chemotherapy for four hours." She added, "She is 94 pounds. If she loses five more pounds they are going to put her on feeding tubes!"
Last month, the ABP matriarch was diagnosed with stage 3B cancer and treatment will require 12 weeks of intense radiation and chemotherapy. At the time, Ami's husband Billy said, "Ami started getting sick months ago and we didn’t know what it was, but it changed from the point of ‘something’s wrong’ to ‘something’s wrong.'" Their youngest child Rain, 14, added, "I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you’ve been through. I don’t care how old you are. If you hear that your mother has cancer, it’s going to shock you." She continued, "I just wish I could change it somehow. I’m very scared for her.”
According to a Radar Online report, the family moved from their home in Alaska to be by her side at UCLA Medical Center. Ami's son Bam Bam, 32, spoke out on behalf of the family. He said, "What’s going on now is the most difficult thing we’ve ever gone through. Because of who it’s happening to. Because it’s mom. Because of what it is. It makes the house burning down or the boat sinking or needing five stitches no big deal. This is real difficult and I don’t even know what to say." We're wishing Ami a speedy recovery.
Alaskan Bush People airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Discovery.