Dolores Catania is sharing an update on how her mother, Valerie, is doing following a health scare related to her heart.
In the March 8 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dolores opened up about her mom’s health issues to fellow cast member, Jennifer Aydin. “My mom had a stress test on her heart and they found an abnormality,” she explained during the episode, which also captured Dolores receiving the news that her mother would likely have to undergo heart surgery.
On March 13, Dolores took to Instagram to offer an update on Valerie’s health. “I’m here with mom, Valerie, and I know you’ve all been asking a lot of questions about how she’s doing after her open heart surgery, so I just wanted to let you know she’s doing great and she wants to thank you for all your well wishes,” she can be heard saying in the clip below.
Valerie thanked fans and followers for their support, also going on to encourage people to prioritize their own well-being. “It means a lot and please, I’m doing well, but take care of yourselves and make sure you make your doctors appointments,” she said in the video.
In the caption of the post, Dolores added, “Thank you everyone who’s reached out in concern to my mom over the past week. Thankfully she is doing much better It means so much to me how much you all love Valerie as much as I do!”
Earlier this month, Dolores shared another touching message in support of her mom on Instagram. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. As you all know my family is everything to me [and] tonight on [RHONJ] my mom has a major health scare,” Dolores captioned a sweet photo of the duo on March 8.
She went on to conclude, “Ladies, I know it is hard to put ourselves first sometimes but you must. Wether it’s going for regular checkups, starting a new hobby, taking a 30 min walk outside make time for YOU! You deserve it.”
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