Alaskan Bush People star Billy Brown has taken ill and is hospitalized.
His family is extremely worried for him and his dream of having a Mountain self-supporting ranch. This dream appears to be shattered due to his serious illness and his doctors refusing to allow him to return there.
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Why Billy Brown Was Hospitalized
Billy Brown suddenly became short of air on this Sunday’s episode of Alaskan Bush People on Discovery Channel.
“I can’t get enough air,”
The crew moved the cameras out. He continued to say,
“It just kept getting worse and worse and it’s starting to freak me out.”
After that, he was immediately shifted to a base hospital. His daughter Rain a younger member of Alaskan Bush Family later explained,
“It’s definitely scary to see dad the way he is. All of a sudden, like, he can’t catch his breath.”
She also added,
“If dad is saying he needs to go to the hospital and he’s going to go down a mountain, that means it’s serious, He thinks there is something really wrong.”
Billy’s son Gabe who is also one of the famous cast of Alaskan Bush Family said:
“All of our minds are racing with, like, what could be wrong, Just having gotten out of some serious health stuff with mom, now dad going to the doctor.”
Billy Brown and His Illness
Billy was taken to the hospital and doctors attending to him had suspected that he might be having a serious form of pneumonia or maybe something worse. He was choking and blurred.
His son Bear said,
“If it’s just pneumonia, then he has a super case of pneumonia, I’m still hoping for pneumonia better than heart-related.”
The doctors had operated on him for 7 hours and drained out a full one pound of fluid from his one lung.
Billy’s other son Bam Bam said,
“My dad has definitely always been my hero, just because he’s always been there; he’s always that guy, always takes a punch and keeps getting back up all of us would rather be the one to take the bullet. Anyone of us would trade places.”
The complete diagnosis has not arrived yet but his family is with him hoping for the best.
Billy Brown Cannot Return to The Mountain
Doctors who are attending Billy have adviced him against returning to the mountains. Therefore, his family is worried as Billy had always dreamt of having a self-sustaining ranch on the mountains.
“I got two doctors that said no way,”
“Dad’s had this dream a long time, Ever since I can remember, he’s talked about having a self-sustaining ranch. Right now, with dad’s medical situation, it’s the most threatening thing we’ve had on the dream so far.”
Though his dream seems to be obscure for now. However, Billy has requested his family to go back to the ranch and start preparing for the winter. But his children did not want to do so but their father’s wish compelled them to obey. They felt uncomfortable doing so.
Daughter Snowbird told
“It’s always in the back of my mind. What if something happens and I’m not there.”
What Is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia refers to an infection that causes inflammation of lungs’ air sacs (alveoli). The air sacs may fill up with fluid or pus, resulting in symptoms such as a cough, fever, chills and trouble breathing.
What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?
Pneumonia symptoms can differ from so mild you barely notice them, to so severe that hospitalization is required. How your body responds to pneumonia rely on the type germ causing the infection, your age, and your overall health.
The signs and symptoms of pneumonia include:
- Cough, which may produce greenish, yellow or even bloody mucus
- Fever, sweating and shaking chills
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough
- Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting, especially in small children
- Confusion, especially in older people
How Can Pneumonia Be Prevented?
You can minimize your risk of getting pneumonia by following a few simple steps.
- Get a flu vaccine every year to prevent seasonal influenza. Since the flu is a common cause of pneumonia, so preventing the flu is a good way to prevent pneumonia.
- Children younger than 5 and adults 65 and older should get vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia, which is a common form of bacterial pneumonia.
- There are various other vaccines that can prevent infections by bacteria and viruses that may result in pneumonia, including pertussis (whooping cough), chicken pox and measles.
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands frequently, particularly after blowing your nose, going to the bathroom, diapering, and before eating or preparing foods.
Tobacco damages your lung’s immunity to fight off infection. Smokers have been found to be at higher risk of getting pneumonia.
Take Care of Your General Health
As pneumonia mostly follows respiratory infections, so be aware of any symptoms that remain more than a few days.
Following good health habits such as a healthy diet, rest, regular exercise, etc. can help you from getting sick from viruses and respiratory illnesses. They also help enhance fast recovery when you do get a cold, the flu or other respiratory illness.