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'Little People, Big World' Star's Son Rushed to the Emergency Room

The stars of the hit TLC show Little People, Big World have been in the news a lot lately, and not all of it is good.

On the last season of the show, it was revealed that one of Amy and Matt's sons, Zach Roloff, had been experiencing severe symptoms.

He explained that the pain he was experiencing was so excruciating it made him feel like he was on his "deathbed."

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"Lately, I've just been getting really sick," he said. "Big, throbbing headaches. It's never been this bad. The headache is what's killing me."

His family were convinced that the headaches were caused by a shunt that was implanted in his head when he was younger, but a doctor later told them that wasn't case.

Zach's headaches were actually the result of too much stress, which he believed was caused by the fact that he was about to become a first-time dad.

Fans were worried that he was still sick when he was noticeably missing from a recent family photo, but his mother took to Instagram to clarify any misunderstanding.

"He stopped by later. Had work to do," Amy wrote in the comments.

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Now, a few months after Zach's health struggles came to light, another member of the Roloff family had to be rushed to the hospital.

Zach and his wife, Tori Roloff, had a rough weekend as they had to rush their one-year-old son, Jackson Kyle, to the emergency room.

"The past 24 hours have been pretty stressful but this kid has shown us time and time again just how much of a trooper he truly is," wrote Tori, who shared their scary experience on Instagram.

She revealed that they thought "maybe [it was] something called 'nursemaids elbow' but after two times of a doctor trying to reduce it to no avail (which by the way is absolutely the worst thing to see your child in that much pain) it could possibly be a fracture but still not sure."

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Nursemaid's elbow, sometimes known as pulled elbow "occurs when one of the bones in the arm (the radius bone) slips out of place from the ligament or band of tissue that holds it near the elbow," according to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

So how did the injury happen to Jackson?

According to Tori, Jackson was playing as usual and "trying to walk like one year olds do" when he got hurt.

Since doctors couldn't pinpoint what exactly happened, Jackson will be wearing a splint for now.

"So this poor thing is stuck in a splint until we can know for sure. He has not let it slow him down though and is back to his happy smiley self-thank goodness," added the concerned mom.

Tori reassured her followers that her "little man is on the mend" then thanked their well-wishers for their "thoughts and prayers for baby J."

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Just like his dad, Jackson, who was born on May 12, 2017, has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

Shortly after his birth, Zach opened up about raising a son with the condition that affects affects a baby's growth and muscle development.

“You have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” the reality star and soccer coach said at the time. “But I knew, dwarf or not, I was going to parent my child with the mentality that not everyone gets a trophy. You have to earn it.”

He added, "The world is changing. People are more open to diversity. Whatever he wants to do, we’re going to find a way to help him do it. That’s our job in life now."

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At this time, it's unclear is the recent accident he suffered is related to his condition.

It doesn't seem like his form of dwarfism has affected his health as much as one would expect. He celebrated his first birthday prior to getting injured and his mom shared a lovely tribute post and final monthly update about their firstborn.

"My baby some how has turned into a little boy before our eyes and I have loved watching him grow. So here it goes. Our last monthly update! Jackson’s personality has really taken shape this month. And by golly he is hilarious. 😂 He is pulling himself up on anything he can reach and is so close to taking his first steps."

She continued, “He loves his dad so much and yells at him from across the room if he isn’t paying attention. 🗣 Jackson helped celebrate both mom and dads birthdays this month and were interested to see what he does with his cake today! 🎂 Clapping is our new favorite thing and he loves when people clap with him. 👏🏼 Jackson spent his first whole day away from mom and dad. 😭"

“Baby j weighs 21 pounds and has 8 teeth! 😁 I love you so much bud. This year has gone by way too fast. You bring me such happiness and you have spoiled me as your mom. Happy birthday Jackson!” she concluded.

We're so glad that Jackson is recovering well after such an unfortunate and scary incident!

For more about the Roloffs, check out:

"Little People, Big World" Might Be Ending, Matt Roloff Hints

What Are The Stars Of "Little People, Big World" Actually Worth?

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Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.