Tammy Goes Into Coma


Ian Johnson, Staff Writer


The infamous TLC personality, Tammy Slaton has fallen into a medically induced coma. After numerous attempts to get Tammy to lose weight, she was put into a rehab center where she can get support and lose weight. The goal for her is to lose enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass surgery.

  Tammy’s family and doctors decided it would be best to put her in a weight loss rehab facility in Ohio. Little did they know, the family would soon face a health scare immediately after admitting Tammy. “They didn’t know if she was going to make it through the night. Or make it through the next hour,” Tammy’s older brother, Chris said.

Some have speculated that Tammy had gotten carbon monoxide poisoning and pneumonia which caused her lungs to give up. In the show, 1000lb Sisters, viewers have learned that Tammy has been on life support before, due to pneumonia. With this previous encounter with death, it is no surprise that the Slaton family was so afraid. In order to save her life, doctors had to put her in a medically induced coma. It was up to luck if she made it out alive at that point. Her sister Amy let fans know that “She’s okay. She’s still alive. She has her life.”

Modern medicine saved her life. While in a coma Tammy was put on a ventilator which gave her enough oxygen to survive. She underwent a tracheostomy to give her access to easier breathing after she recovers. Her bariatric surgeon, Dr. Eric Smith, said that “if she’s able to hit 500 lbs. she can go straight from rehab to getting weight loss surgery,” reports PEOPLE.

  This health scare, and recovery, has given the Slaton family a new sense of hope. The weight loss facility has helped Tammy lose 115 pounds. In just 30 days. Fans hope to see more of these milestones being reached during Season 3 of 1000lb Sisters on TLC.