After a harrowing experience that saw the youngest star of Little People, Big World take a tumble that got him rushed to emergency care, Jackson Roloff’s mother posted an update on her little boy that helped fans breathe a sigh of relief.
Tori Roloff, one of the co-stars of Little People, Big World, took to her Instagram page to post a photo of little Jackson in an arm splint.
“Nothing slows this guy down,” she wrote while adding that the family still “isn’t sure” if he suffered from a full-on fracture or if it’s just a “nursemaid’s elbow.” And, until everyone knows for sure, Jackson has to stay in a splint until it’s all figured out.
Check out the picture of Jackson Roloff in his little splint below.
Nothing slows this kid down… the past 24 hours have been pretty stressful but this kid has shown us time and time again just how much of a trooper he truly is. He hurt his arm yesterday afternoon playing and trying to walk like one year olds do. We thought maybe something called “nursemaids elbow” but after two times of a doctor trying to reduce it to no avail (which by the way is absolutely the worst thing to see your child in that much pain) it could possibly be a fracture but still not sure. So this poor thing is stuck in a splint until we can know for sure. He has not let it slow him down though and is back to his happy smiley self-thank goodness! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for baby j! Little man is on the mend and will be back to conquering the world soon! #babyjroloff #zandtpartyofthree
According to In Touch Weekly, the littlest Little People, Big World star took a tumble while he was learning to walk. Though it wasn’t caught on the TLC cameras, Tori shared updates with fans of the show on her social media pages.
This arm incident was really the first time that Jackson had gotten any sort of injury or illness, and it seems as though Zach and Tori Roloff handled the baby’s injury with ease.
Fans have also remarked that Tori has seemed to “really grow into her role” as a mother over the course of the year, and that has earned her much respect amongst the fandom of the show.
Jackson, like his father, has achondroplasia, which is the most common form of dwarfism.
Those who suffer from this ailment have weak muscles and bowed legs, which is perhaps part of the biggest reason that Jackson got hurt so badly when he was learning to walk. Babies who suffer from achondroplasia also take longer to learn how to walk than their “regular sized” counterparts, and they often suffer from weak muscles.
Watching my son adventure and explore on a farm and getting to experience this life with him is such a gift. God is so good. I’m so thankful for this extraordinary life he has given us. ???????????????????? Also PSA: letting a one year old “play” with a baby chick is both heart melting and stressful all at the same time. #babyjroloff
In addition, even though Jackson was a baby who had normal weight — he was born well over 9 pounds! — the doctors discovered that his limbs were growing “smaller than average” while his mother was still pregnant to him, leading them to make the achondroplasia diagnosis.
Despite Jackson’s struggles as a baby, the Roloffs are very excited to be parents — Zach, especially, has expressed great joy in being a father to his literal “mini-me” — and the adventures of Jackson Roloff are frequently enjoyed both by watchers of Little People, Big World and social media watchers.