September 27, 2012 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
It’s been a tough few weeks for Sugar Bear from Here Come’s Honey Boo Boo. The poor guy got in a nasty mud bogging (what else?!) accident, injured his leg, got an infection in said leg and was ultimately carted off to the hospital for surgery. The good news is that surgery did not involve an amputation. The even better news? Alana’s daddy has finally been cleared to leave the hospital!
Sugar Bear is back on his feet! Well, almost. He’ll have to rest up for a few weeks before returning to his usual adventurous ways. But at least he’s home from the hospital!
On Tuesday, Sugar Bear’s lady love June Shannon posted on her Facebook page that it was a “stressful day with everything going on.” Despite all the chaos, “the surgery went great [they] irrigated the knee.” The procedure was conducted in response to the fluid buildup that had resulted from Sugar Bear’s injury.
June was feeling pretty good about bringing Sugar Bear into the hospital early. “it was the start of a small infection but they caught it early which was good.” It’s especially good in light of Sugar Bear’s diabetes — a complication that could have resulted in the loss of his leg.
Following the surgery, Sugar Bear was monitored to ensure that the infection was indeed gone and to ensure that it hadn’t spread elsewhere. The tests went well, so he was released from the hospital shortly thereafter. June updated fans again via Facebook: “well we got more awesome sugarbear is able to come home today woohoo so we r mcintrye bound now will b so glad to b home.”
We think that June neglected to include the word “news” behind the phrase “we got more awesome.” Although, to be fair, the Thompson did get “more awesome Sugar Bear” — the celebrity daddy’s new-and-improved leg probably has an epic battle wound as a result of the surgery!
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