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Beth Chapman's Doctors Suggest Tracheotomy and Feeding Tube, Family Discusses Life Support Options

By Mike Walters

Dog the Bounty Hunter is facing some extremely tough medical decisions involving his wife, Beth, and the family is discussing options for the reality star as she fights for her life.

Sources close to the family tell The Blast, doctors have suggested Beth undergo a tracheotomy procedure, as well as have a feeding tube inserted.

When Beth arrived at the hospital she was agitated and was pulling out some of the tubes and lines helping her. But, we are told this is not why she was sedated. She has been intubated and under heavy sedation with a machine helping her breathe.

Unfortunately, Beth's two biggest issues are lack of oxygen and inability to swallow food. A tracheotomy and feeding tube could provide longterm care while she continues to battle cancer, but both are obviously huge life decisions.

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We are told the family is discussing the situation and the options, as they continue to remain by Beth's bedside at the hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii while she remains in a coma.

Our sources say the family is still praying for a miracle, and want to make sure they do whatever is best for Beth, especially when it comes to her quality of life.

As we first reported, the wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman is "touch and go" after being rushed to the hospital and placed into a medically induced coma.

Doctors were forced to intubate her to raise the star's oxygen levels, and placed her under sedation to allow her body to try and heal itself.

Just weeks ago Beth was helping her husband chase down bounties for their upcoming reality show.

As The Blast first reported, Beth Chapman originally underwent surgery in September 2017 to remove a plum-sized tumor from her neck. She had previously said she was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer.

Two months later, Dog revealed she was cancer-free during an episode of "Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives."

"There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing," he said during the show. "[The doctor] said if I wasn't such a good husband, it wouldn't have worked out that great. Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you did it."

In late 2018, Beth learned her cancer had returned and she underwent emergency throat surgery after doctors discovered a large blockage in her throat.


Dog shared this photo of Beth in her hospital bed with the caption, "You all know how she is about HER NAILS !!"

As you can see in the photos her arms are restrained to the bed, in case she makes any movement towards her breathing tube or specially place lines.

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