Credit: Andrei Jackamets/Bravo Photo: Teresa Giudice at the Posche Fashion Show

Throughout Season 4 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, we heard both Teresa Giudice and her brother, Joe Gorga, allude to the fact that their father was ill, and now it seems like Papa Gorga has taken a turn for the worse.

On Nov. 4, Teresa tweeted, “And please say a quick prayer for my dad. On my way to see him now. Thank you all so much xx.”

And while Teresa didn’t elaborate on what exactly landed her dad in the hospital, she did tell her followers yesterday that his condition was improving. “THANK YOU so much for your prayers for my dad! He's feeling better today. We're still at hospital waiting for tests. xx,” shetweeted.

This must be a very difficult time for Teresa and her family, but the support from her followers and fans is clearly very meaningful to her. “You have warmed my heart by thinking of my dad. I couldn't ask for a better twitter family,” she wrote today.

We hate that Teresa and her brother have to go through this painful time, but do you think this has the potential to bring them closer? Tell us your thoughts below.