Dog's Most Wanted star Beth Chapman is fighting an intense battle against cancer.
Duane "Dog" Chapman is by her side and refusing to give up on her, but her cancer has returned with a vengeance and it is extremely serious.
Just days ago, Beth was hospitalized after things took a turn for the worse.
On Friday, April 12, Beth Chapman took to Twitter and shared this sweet photo of her with her beloved dog, Lola.
"Mama and Lola," Beth wrote in the tweet.
She then affirmed: "So much love for this girl."
As sweet as this photo is, the context is more bittersweet.
The uploaded image shows that Beth is making a strong recovery.
But only days before it was snapped, Beth had been hospitalized with a serious complication from her ongoing battle with terminal cancer.
Duane Chapman took to Facebook to share the serious update with the couple's fans and followers.
"Beth was hospitalized Saturday," he revealed in a statement.
The hospitalization, he explains, was "due to an accumulation of fluid in her lungs."
"Doctors performed an emergency procedure," Duane adds.
The intent of the procedure, the statement reveals, was "to alleviate pressure that had built up."
"She is now at home," the Chapman Family Statement informs readers.
The post notes that Beth is "resting with her husband."
"She and [husband Duane 'Dog' Chapman] are so grateful," the statement affirms.
(Notably, the statement itself put that in brackets, which is an interesting choice)
They are deeply thankful "for the thoughts and prayers from their fans."
The statement concludes, imploring fans to "Keep them coming."
Duane has spoken in a much more personal tone in recent weeks.
"My baby has cancer and she is fighting like hell,” Duane said, fighting back tears.
“I have cried a lot over this," he confessed. "Because Beth is my everything."
"Despite all of the obstacles I have overcome," he expressed. "This is by far the biggest test of my life."
"And mark my words," Duane vowed. "I will not let her die."
"If this were me," Duane admitted. "I would be a big sissy, but not Beth.”
“She is still hitting the ground running with me," he noted. "Beth is determined cancer won’t slow her down."
"In fact," Duane added. "I am so amazed by Beth’s strength and positive attitude."
"She has told me repeatedly," he shared. "That if these are her last days on earth she wants to spend every moment with me."
Duane said that Beth wants to spend the rest of her life "on the hunt, living life to the fullest, and enjoying the time we have left together."
Beth Chapman is currently facing off against stage four lung cancer.
Fans may remember that Beth had been diagnosed with throat cancer but had beaten it into remission.
Unfortunately, cancer is the absolute worst. It came back with a vengeance.
Now, it seems, she's more focused with spending time with her family -- even if it is on the road -- than on aggressive treatments or hospice care.
We're glad that doctors caught her buildup of lung fluid in time. This whole situation is heartbreaking.