She’s managed to keep her sense of humor during her ongoing cancer battle, and now, Beth Chapman is also keeping her wits about her as she charges forward with managing her household. In a new interview with Us Weekly, her husband, Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, opens up about how the couple is dealing with the news. And according to him, Beth is handling it by taking control of everything else going on in their lives.
“She’s still trying to cook and get involved in my bounties and business,” Dog tells Us. “She’s still trying to do everything… Beth is the kind of girl who likes control. She’s trying to still advise me on my work, and I’m like, ‘Honey, I was the Dog the Bounty Hunter before I met you. Stay out of it!'”
She’s also exerting control over her own pain management, Dog says, revealing that she’s refusing any prescription pain meds. “Beth will not take anything the doctors want to give her,” he says. “Even the doctor told me he doesn’t want her to have seizures if the pain is that bad, but she won’t do it… She takes over-the-counter pain meds. She will not take anything prescription.”
But for now, the couple is just chugging along, going to Beth’s treatments and hoping for the best. “I don’t listen to the bad news,” Duane continues. “I don’t want to hear it… I pray a lot, anywhere. I cry all the time.”
“I’m a sinner. I pray a lot. I have done double that. I constantly ask God to heal my honey and make sure He takes care of it. I’ve been telling Him that I’m going to try and quit smoking and cursing. I’m a dealmaker, and I’ll do anything.” We’ll be praying for Beth, too.