In the upcoming episode of Bringing Up Bates, the family celebrates mom Kelly Jo’s birthday. They celebrate her by throwing a party. Then, they share their favorite memories from when they were growing up. This is sure to be a sweet episode.
Also in the episode, Kelly Jo recovers from her surgery. She had the surgery right after her birthday. In anticipation for the operation, the family prayed for her at her party.
Kelly Jo Bates recovers from surgery in new episode
In a preview for the upcoming episode, the Bates family talks about how they are helping the matriarch recover from her recent operation. They talk about how they have to puree different foods for her to eat. Gil Bates says that they have tried a lot of purees to see how it works. Some of the kids joke about pureeing steak and potatoes.
In one clip, Michaela and Kelly Jo talk about the surgery and recovery. As Kelly Jo recovers on the couch, her daughter cares for her. Kelly Jo says the discomfort during recovery is much better than her concerns with acid reflux. She was constantly living in fear when she had acid reflux, and she already feels optimistic about the surgery.
In a confessional with Gil, Kelly Jo says she is “so relieved and so excited.” Then, she adds that this has been a hard year for her, but now she sees “a glimmer of hope.” Finally, the mom of 19 says, “I have so much to look forward to.”
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What was the surgery for?
Kelly Jo previously had acid reflux. Over time, it turned into Barrettes Esophagus. If the condition worsened, it could cause additional health issues. The surgery was one way to treat the condition, so she decided to do it. Though Kelly Jo wasn’t so sure that she wanted to have the surgery, she knew it was best.
Bates fans are hoping that Kelly Jo has fully recovered from her surgery now and is doing better. Since the surgery was months ago, it seems like everything is all good in that regard.
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New episodes of Bringing Up Bates air Thursdays at 9 PM ET on UPtv.