So heartbreaking. Teen Mom alum Mackenzie McKee‘s mother Angie Douthit has been bravely battling cancer for over a year, but they recently got some devastating news. Mackenzie, 24, took to Instagram to share an update on her mom’s cancer battle with fans and revealed that Angie’s stage four brain and lung cancer had spread. Scroll through the gallery for an update on Mackenzie’s mom’s health battle.
“Brad and I received the results from my scans,” Angie wrote. “It’s not what we had hoped for. I wish I could say that I’m in remission, or that the cancer has vanished. But instead, this is what we were told. Basically, the cancer has gone wild.”
“I have new tumors in my brain and the old ones are growing. The tumors in both my lungs are progressing and growing again. I have three tumors in my liver. It’s in my lymph nodes. And low and behold, it’s in my bones, my breast bone and both of my femurs,” Angie continued.
“Yes, we were shocked too. I knew things were strange because I have to take headache medicine, Excedrin and Aleve, twice a day to stop the headaches and body pain I’ve been having. But I wouldn’t have ever guessed this. Apparently, immunotherapy was not for me,” she wrote.
“We aren’t sure what my next medical step will be. I think a biopsy of my liver, then possibly more radiation, and more chemo,” she added. “I’ll do whatever God leads me to do. I appreciate all of your incredible prayers. Please continue to be kind and forgiving. God is not through with me yet! #alwaysbekind #staystrongmightywarrior #itsonlycancer.”
“The most amazing woman I know,” she wrote at the time.” She taught me everything I know. She is the only reason I am the woman I am today. I love you, Mom. I’m devastated, I’m angry, I’m shook, I can’t breathe. You are everything.”
During the special, Mackenzie revealed that she suffered from “horrible” postpartum depression after she welcomed her third child, son Broncs, in 2016, and it caused tension between her and her own mother.
“When I was depressed with Broncs, my mom was [like], ‘You’re a mom. You need to get over it for these kids. And if you’re not going to get over it, I’m gonna take the kids,'” Mackenzie said in her confessional.
“I wanted her to feel the pain I was feeling and it was like she didn’t care so I just started sending her horrible messages telling her I can’t stand her and I hate her and I wish, just bad things would happen to her,” Mackenzie said, wiping away tears.