While on an emotional trip to India to pick up adopted daughter Zoey, mom Jen starts to feel sick. See how her scary health concern develops during the season six premiere, which aired on March 4.
It should have been one of the happiest times of Bill Klein and Jen Arnold‘s lives, as they traveled to India to pick up their new daughter. But a dramatic health scare forces Jen to miss sightseeing in her new baby’s home country and return to the U.S. to hear some devastating news.
‘Little Couple’ Premiere — Season 6 Shows Health Scare For Jen
“I’ve just not been feeling well. I’m not quite sure what to think about it. Typically I’m one of those people that forge ahead no matter what I’m feeling,” Jen said in the premiere episode, after she urged her husband to explore the country without her.
After the trip, where Jen said she experienced a lot of bleeding, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her uterus.
Zoey’s Personality Starts To Shine
After Zoey was returned home, Jen told People magazine, “[Zoey] is a very strong personality. She is a happy girl.”
Bill admits that it wasn’t easy when they first brought Zoey home, especially juggling her older brother Will, 3, and Jen’s cancer treatment.
“Apparantly, I wasn’t number one like I was with Will right out of the gate. It was tough. Zoey started screaming when we got her into the bus,” Bill explained about the adoption process. “From that point until, oh, about Christmas or so? She had a tough time dealing with me. But, you know, we spoke with some professionals, we had a psychiatrist to help us with that process and to give us some techniques to encourage that bond. And it worked. These folks with PhD’s actually know what they’re talking about.”
Jen Relied On Family Support During Treatment
“Bill knows when I’m not doing well and he takes such good care of me,” Jen told People. “That was huge. That and enjoying watching my children play was a huge uplifting part of my treatment. With kids running around, you don’t have much time to feel sorry for yourself.”
In Feb. 2014, Jen revealed she was in remission! We’re so happy to hear that!
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- ‘Little Couple’ Exclusive Premiere Clip: Jen & Bill Prepare For Zoey’s Arrival
- ‘Little Couple’ — Why We Chose To Adopt Kids With Skeletal Dysplasia