Dr. Jen Arnold had to cut her trip to adopt her daughter with dwarfism in India short because of a medical emergency and in this emotional clip of the upcoming episode of The Little Couple reveals the heartbreak she went through when she learned that she had stage 3 cancer.
Explaining her diagnosis, a somber Jen said it meant she had a rapidly growing tumor in her uterus that metastasized to tumors in her lungs, but thankfully not her brain or liver.
“When you first hear it, hear cancer, my heart sank,” her husband Bill Klein revealed.
“There’s nothing you can do. It scares the hell out of you.”
Struggling with emotions, but projecting an upbeat attitude, Jen explained why they chose to share her illness on their show.
“It was not something we expected nor foresaw but unfortunately have to deal with. Clearly we don’t want my cancer diagnosis to overshadow in any way the adoption of our daughter,” she admitted about little Zoe, the new sister to their son Will.
“That’s what’s getting me through this cancer diagnosis,” she said and told the cameras that of course they’re sharing the details because “It’s just another part of our lives.”
The Little Couple airs Tuesday at 10/9c on TLC.