In a new episode of her podcast Unlocked, Savannah Chrisley brought her beloved grandmother, “Nanny Faye,” onto the show.
During the podcast, Savannah and her grandmother discussed her ongoing cancer journey. For those unaware, Nanny Faye has been battling bladder cancer since her diagnosis in 2021. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments as a result.
Savannah Chrisley Gives Update on Nanny Faye’s Health
Nanny Faye admitted on the podcast that it’s been really hard for her with her son and daughter-in-law in prison during this time. “If we’re being honest about it, everyone knows mom and dad were your primary caregiver,” she told Savannah.
“There wasn’t one treatment [for my bladder cancer] where my precious daughter-in-law wasn’t with me — not one time. Through it all, she’s been with me.”
Savannah replied saying, “It’s hard because mom was everyone’s primary caregiver.” Nanny Faye agreed, adding, “When you needed something, call Julie. She’d call me three or four times every day. And by seven o clock, she had called me to see if I was OK and to see if I had a good night.”
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Savannah has gained custody of Todd and Julie’s youngest son and their only granddaughter. Their son Grayson is 16 years old, and their granddaughter Chloe is 10.
In a previous episode of their podcast, Savannah shared how her parents are doing in prison and how their children on handling it as well.
Savannah revealed that she’s doing her best to stay strong for Grayson and Chloe but admits that it has “been hard. It’s been hard to understand, process, and also help two kids process what’s going on in our life.”
However, while Savannah’s been doing her best to “guide them” through this “very, very difficult” process, Grayson has had a breakdown since his parents have been in prison.
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“Grayson is 16 years old, [and] there’s so much growth going on with him right now. And it breaks my heart to know that my parents are missing out on that. Last night, Gray had a breakdown, and he’s trying to process my parents and the situation that they’re in and how that’s not the image that he wants to have of them.”
Savannah continued, adding that Chloe has struggled to understand why her prayers aren’t being answered during this time. “We were driving down the road the other day, and Chloe had so much anger towards the situation, and she just said, ‘Why? They’re not bad people, they don’t belong there.'”
“She looked at me with tears just rolling down her face and said, ‘Guess what? I pray all the time. I pray for mom and dad to get home, I pray all day, and guess what, Sassy? Nothing happens – it doesn’t work.’ And when a 10-year-old says that to you, how do you respond?”
And although she admits to not feeling “adequate” enough to care for her siblings, she adds that “It makes my heart to know that my parents are okay.”
In fact, Todd already has a new prison job, working at the prison chapel, calling it “absolutely amazing.”
“We talk to him, we email him. We get to see him, so for that, I am forever grateful because there are so many people that don’t get to see their loved ones that are in different facilities, that are maybe in maximum-security prisons that don’t get visitors, that have to say hello through a piece of glass.”
As for Julie, Savannah adds, “It sounds crazy for me to say, ‘Alright, they’re doing really well,’ but they are. My mom, she’s made friends, she’s keeping busy, she’s going to church, she’s working, she’s playing some spades.”
Todd has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Julie has been sentenced to 7 years.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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