Kim Zolciak Stroke Update: How Is She Doing?
Yesterday, Kim Zolciak shocked fans by revealing she's been hospitalized after having a mini-stroke. How is the Dancing With the Stars contestant doing in the wake of this scary medical emergency?
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In her original post, Kim hoped she'd get released yesterday, but as of two hours ago she's still in the hospital. She posted this image on Instagram, assuring fans she's almost out of the woods — after one more procedure, that is.
Based on Instagram, Kim is keeping her spirits up, but what she experienced is no laughing matter. According to her posts, the mom of six had a TIA (transient ischemic attack), which the American Stroke Association says "is often labeled mini-stroke' [but] it is more accurately characterized as a 'warning stroke,' a warning you should take very seriously," because "about a third of people who experience TIA go on to have a stroke within a year."
The good news is Kim has a great support system. Her hubby, Kroy Biermann, is there by her side, along with daughter Brielle.
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Plus, Kim’s pro partner Tony Dovolani has apparently been devoted to her as well. According to this post he's been with her the whole time, and even brings her coffee!
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We're still not sure what all this means for Kim's DWTS career. Apparently Tony has been "dancing around the room," which could mean he's still trying to teach his partner, even while she's in recovery. But it'll be up to the docs to determine if she can go on dancing.
We're wishing her a speedy recovery!
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