Last week Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s family was involved in a serious car accident resulting in injuries to Alana, her dad Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson (who was driving), “Mama June” Shannon, and Alana’s sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Thompson. Alana’s sister Jessica “Chubbs” Thompson was also in the car, but was not hurt.
Of the family members injured in the accident, all appear to be recovering well except for Pumpkin, who was in the hospital for nearly a week suffering from post-severe concussion symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder from the wreck. Pumpkin returned home yesterday, but according to Mama June, she still has good days and bad days. Mama June adds that doctors are still keeping a close eye on her and Pumpkin will be heading back to the doctor on Monday for a check up. Ironically, Pumpkin’s brush with death came on her 14th birthday.
Meanwhile, the new season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premieres tonight at 9/8c on TLC and the show’s star was scheduled to make the media rounds this week to promote it. But, Alana has skipped out on the appearances (including Good Morning America and Katie Couric) to be with her sister. You can’t tell that Boo Boo what to do!
Mama June has been updating fans on Pumpkin’s condition (as well as the rest of the family) on Alana’s Facebook page, including the photos of Pumpkin in the hospital included in this post. Here are all of Mama June’s updates in chronological order:
Wednesday, January 8
UPDATE : ALANA HEADACHES R GONE AND SHE IS DOING BETTER…AS FOR ME MAMA JUNE I’M STILL VERY SORE WITH MY HEAD AND BACK …PUMPKIN IS STILL HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH HER CHEST BRUISING AND NOW IS HAVING SEVERE HEADACHES…SUGARBEAR BACK IS STILL SORE I WISH WE WOULD ALL B BETTER QUICK BUT LIKE EVERYONE TOLD US THE FEW DAYS AFTER WE WOULD FEEL IT AND MEAN R WE BUT PUSHING THROUGH WILL B GETTING CHECKED AGAIN IN COUPLE DAY TO B ON PROTECTIVE SIDE I HOPE THE OTHER DRIVER IS OH K AND THIS WILL B OVER SOON ALL I AM TRUELY CONCERNED WITH RIGHT NOW IS GETTING MY FAMILY ESPECIALLY THE KIDS (PUMPKIN) PAIN FREE AND ME AND SUGARBEAR TOO…AS Y’ALL KNOW MY KIDS AND FAMILY R MY LIFE AND I HATE TO SEE ANY OF THEM SUFFER NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT FOR PPL WONDERING THE CAR IS REPAIRABLE BUT NOT MY CONCERN RIGHT NOW…
Monday, January 13
AS I SIT HERE TONIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL WATCHING PUMPKIN SLEEP I CATCH MY SELF THANKING HOW THIS WEEK HAS BEEN SO CRAZY WITH THE WRECK AND DEALING WITH HER POST SEVERE CONCUSSION STUFF AND TRYING TO GET HER BACK TO NORMAL WE R NOW BEING ADMITTED TO THE FIGURE ALL THIS OUT CAUSE SHE IS GETTING NO BETTER…AND MY UPMOST RESPECT TO A PARENT HAS A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD CAUSE THIS WEEK I HAVE LEARNED PATIENCE DEVOTION AND THE ART OF NOT GIVING UP NO MATTER HOW TIRED U R OR HOW MANY TIMES U HAVE ANSWERED THE SAME QUESTION OVER AND OVER AGAIN … LAUGH CAUSE IF U DONT ALL U WILL DO IS CRY BUT I WOULDNT CHANGE MY GIRLS FOR NOTHING IN THE WORLD JUST HOPE WITH TIME AND TAKING IT DAY BY DAY PUMPKIN WILL B BACK TO HER NORMAL SELF …
Tina Marie Lavado: I have 2 special needs children and it is a daily struggle I’m happy that u acknowledged and appreciate the dedication we have to have to take care of our special needs children ! I noticed some people took ur comment totally out of context but I understood what u meant by ur comment ! And even if u don’t have a special needs child for life, u do have one temporarily, seeing as how her sickness is a special need at the moment ! I hope she heals quick and is back to her old self soon… sending healing prayers !!!
Mama June: Tina Marie Lavado yes we have meet a lot of special needs children along our journey they r very special to us and hearing their stories ..but with the statement pumpkin has went from a 14 yr teenager to the mind of a 5 yr and we now have to sit back and wait for her brain to reset from the trauma and it hard watching this so someone who deals with this struggle I respect u I would do it without a doubt if she was like this forever but I’m not going to lie its very hard…
April Hausher Mooneyham: As a parent to a disabled child, you also learn that doctors don’t have all the answers. That is frustrating. I’m sure you are learning this lesson too. I don’t wish any such thing on my worst enemy. I’m sorry you have to go through this and hope she is better soon.
Mama June: @April April Hausher Mooneyham I wish I could like your statement a billion times its a learning process everyday and sometimes several times a day…
Korena Tinnin: Ok now im confused because all the news media says pumpkin is fine except some chest bruising. So at what point did she go back to the hospital????? I dont mean any disrespect I mean her well I am just concerned.
Mama June: Korena Tinnin she got readmitted Sunday
Tuesday, January 14
OH K UPDATE ON PUMPKIN BUT B4 THAT IM GOING TO ADDRESS ME TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS CAUSE I KNOW ALOT OF PPL R WANTING UPDATES ON US SINCE THE WRECK OR IF WE HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT GOING ON OH K NOW THATS BEEN DEALT WITH ON TO THE UPDATE ON PUMPKIN WE R STILL IN THE HOSPITAL THEY RAN ANOTHER CT SCAN AND MRI BOTH CAME OUT GOOD WHICH IS A GOOD THING WHAT THE DOCTORS R SAYING IS SHE IS SUFFERING FROM POST SEVERE CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER FROM THE WRECK SHE IS IN ALOT OF PAIN AND VERY ANTSY AGAIN TODAY WHICH THIS MAKES DAY 6 AND ASKING ALOT OF THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER SO THEY R HAVING HER LOW STIMULATION AND TRYING TO KEEP HER AS COMFORT AS POSSIBLE WHICH IS ALL NORMAL AND CAUSE HER LEGS R VERY WEAK THEY R STARTING PT LATER TODAY TO SEE IF THAT WILL HELP STRENGTHEN THEM AND HELP HER LOWER BACK LIKE THE DOCTOR SAID WE HAVE A LONG RIDE AHEAD THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WILL B BETTER IN A FEW DAYS ITS ONE DAY AT A TIME RIGHT NOW …AND WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE OUT THERE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS/ CONCERNS/ TEXTS /CALLS & PRAYS WE LOVE EACH OF THEM …THIS IS ALL NEW TO US BUT I KNOW WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH BUT NOW THAT SHE IS FINALLY SETTLED DOWN AFTER 8 HRS OF TRYING TO GET HER CALM AND PAIN FREE IM GOING TO LAY DOWN AND TRY TO REST FOR A FEW HRS …
Wednesday, January 15 (With Pumpkin hospital photos included above)
Update some pics pumpkin wanted me to share with y’all when she was up and feeling a lil better she was so proud of the bear she got from the cop in ER Sunday and the blanket she got monday when she got up here and then today she got to Go to activity room and paint she had a oh k day her is still having bad headache and agitated and her legs buckling and she keeps asking when she will b better a lot but like we tell her with time she will…but she resting comfortably now so mom us going yo lay down ….
Wednesday, January 15
Daily update on pumpkin woohoo we r home now but the doctors r still going to close eye on her we go back Monday to the doctor for a recheck she will have good days and bad days we still have a long road ahead pumpkin and all of us r really touched grateful for all the calls texts comments thoughts and prays but one day at time but on a side note WHO IS READY FOR THE SEASON PREMIERE IN SEASON THURSDAY @ 9/8C EASTERN TIME ON TLC …WE R EXCITED THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YALL SUPPORT THROUGH EVERYTHING WE DO WE REALLY LOVE EACH IF YALL AND THANKS FOR LOVING OUR CRAZY FAMILY…