Bringing Up Bates stars Josie Bates and Kelton Balka were able to get out of the NICU and enjoy some time with their almost-two-year-old daughter, Willow. As we’ve reported, Josie and Kelton’s new baby arrived last week. Sadly, she’s been diagnosed with a rare blood condition and has jaundice, so she’s spending some time in the NICU.
On Saturday, Josie and Kelton shared another update, revealing that little Hazel is doing better in the NICU. Still, she has some more time to spend there before she’s ready to come home. They wrote, “Hazel’s bilirubin levels are slowly improving, and we are praising Jesus for so many prayers answered!!!” In the post, they also thanked fans for all of their support during this time and requested more prayers as Hazel continues to improve.
See new photos of Josie, Kelton, and Willow Balka
To give themselves a break from the hospital, Josie and Kelton got to hang out with their toddler, Willow. She’s been enjoying some time with her family. Fortunately, there are many people to pitch in and care for Willow while Josie and Kelton are with Hazel. They documented these special moments on social media. On her Instagram page, Josie shared a few snaps of herself, Kelton, and Willow. She writes, “Spending some time with Willow has been the best medicine for this mama’s heart 🥲 She is being such a big girl and is being taken care of so well (big thanks to @thebatesfam + @kgbates2000💕) I cannot wait for all of us to be together.”
Then, she adds, “So thankful for our amazing families and all the support, love, and prayers we have received from so many of you.” Since the family shared the sad news that Hazel has a blood condition and is in the NICU, they have received nothing but love. Fans have left many uplifting comments in response to Josie and Kelton’s updates. They hope the baby’s recovery continues to go smoothly so the Balkas can start enjoying life as a family of four.
So, are you happy to get an update on Hazel? Do you like the photos of Josie and Kelton Balka with Willow? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
For more updates about the Bringing Up Bates family, check back with TV Shows Ace. We will continue to share more news about Hazel Balka as she stays in the NICU and her health improves.