“The Little Couple”, Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, have introduced their new adopted daughter, Zoey, and say she will feature heavily in the upcoming season of the show.
The couple traveled to India for the adoption last year, and during the trip, Arnold became seriously ill and had to return home in order to be hospitalized. She discovered she had stage 3 choriocarcinoma and had to undergo intensive chemotherapy as well as surgery to remove a mass on her uterus. The doctor and reality star says that the treatment made her so sick that keeping up with 2-year old Zoey and 3-year old Will was a challenge every day.
“It actually got harder as more time went on,” Arnold said. “Some weeks were more difficult than others with different side effects. I had a lot of fatigue and nausea and some days it just felt like my hands and feet were very heavy… Bill knows when I’m not doing well and he takes such good care of me,” she said of her husband. “That was huge. That and enjoying watching my children play was a huge uplifting part of my treatment. With kids running around, you don’t have much time to feel sorry for yourself.”
Arnold and Klein are enjoying spending time with Zoey, who, according to Arnold, is a very determined little girl with a fun personality.
“She is a very strong personality,” Arnold said. “She is a happy girl.”
Arnold announced earlier this month that she is now cancer-free and has received her last chemo treatment, so she’s in good spirits.
“I had my official last chemo treatment,” she said. “And while I’m hesitant to say I’m cancer-free — maybe that’s common for people who have had cancer — I’m doing great. Everything is moving in the right direction. I am very excited….Sometimes I get a little winded when I walk around more and I have that fuzzy chemo brain at times, but I am very excited and happy to be where I am right now. I want to get stuff done. I am anxious to get back to my normal self.”
The new season of “The Little Couple” begins March 4.
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