Derek Hough has provided an update on his wife's health.
Unfortunately, it's not very positive.
Early Wednesday morning, the Dancing with the Stars judge wrote the following via his Instagram story:
“I firmly believe that all the prayers that have been sent with the intention and love for Hayley's recovery have helped a lot. “I can’t thank you all enough.”
The message came about two weeks after Hayley Erbert was hospitalized for emergency brain surgery.
He became “disoriented,” Hough told his followers at the time, and was later diagnosed with a cranial hematoma due to a ruptured blood vessel.
Hence the craniectomy, Hough added, stating that Erbert was in stable condition after the terrifying incident.
Now, it appears that Herbert must go under the knife again to “replace a large portion of his skull” that was removed earlier this month.
Hough wrote on Wednesday:
“Please keep her in your prayers because I think the collective energy has helped her these past few weeks. We love you, we thank you.”
Hough previously explained that a skull implant will “restore the skull to its natural shape and protect the brain from injury.”
Last Friday, Hough went on to note that his wife's “recovery process has been nothing short of a miracle,” although he did say that his wife “still has a ways to go” in her medical journey.
The professional dancer's post was accompanied by a video of him and Erbert walking hand in hand on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
As scary as this ordeal has been, Hough says he and Erbert are trying to focus on the lessons they've learned from it.
“It has shown us the incredible strength and resilience within us and the power of having a supportive community around us,” he told his fans.
“We cannot express enough gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support, messages, prayers, and the undeniable loving energy we have both felt during this time.”
Hough and Erbert married in August, just over a year after getting engaged in June 2022.
Adding that he and Erbert are “full of hope and relief” about his recovery, Hough concluded his post:
“While this is not the holiday season either of us imagined, we are incredibly grateful to have it. We hope to cherish these moments with a deeper appreciation for life and the people who inhabit it.”
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