Last fall, Teen Mom 3 alum Mackenzie McKee shared the surprising and uplighting news that her mother was done with chemo.
Fans had followed Angie Douthit's cancer battle, and celebrated the joyous news. Unfortunately, Angie's story has taken a dark turn.
She and Mackenzie have now revealed that her cancer has returned with a vengeance, saying that it has "gone wild."
Angie Douthit took to Instagram to break the heartbreaking news to her fans and followers.
"Brad and I received the results from my scans," Angie writes. "It’s not what we had hoped for."
That is, unfortunately, an understatement.
"I wish I could say that I’m in remission," she expresses. "Or that the cancer has vanished."
"But instead this is what we were told," Angie reveals. "Basically the cancer has gone wild."
"I have new tumors in my brain," Angie announces. "And the old ones are growing."
This devastating news keeps getting worse.
"The tumors in both my lungs are progressing and growing again," she shares.
"I have three tumors in my liver," Angie adds. "It’s in my lymph nodes."
"And low and behold, it’s in my bones," she solemnly divulges, specifying: "My breast bone and both of my femurs."
"Yes, we were shocked too," Angie admits.
"I knew things were strange," she writes. "Because I have to take headache medicine."
"Excedrin and Aleve, twice a day to stop the headaches and body pain I’ve been having," she says.
She knew that something was wrong, "But I wouldn’t have ever guessed this."
"Apparently," Angie remarks. "Immunotherapy was not for me."
"However," Angie continues. "The first thing I did after we were told the news was I remembered my post from yesterday."
"I said aloud to the dr, 'We promised to praise the Lord no matter what,'" Angie writes. "And that’s what we did."
"We drove home almost in silence," she says. "Thanking God that I was still alive."
"We met with our kids and parents to tell them," Angie explains.
She adds: "We prayed diligently together."
"I pray that I can always have a sound mind," Angie reveals.
"And," she says, she prays "that I can continue speaking until God is finished with me."
"Someone asked on Instagram if I praised my drs and the scientists," Angie writes.
"I laughed aloud," she reveals. "Because, as nice as they are to me, they can’t fix me,"
"Obviously." Angie affirms. "I praise God alone."
"He is still in complete control," Angie explains. "And he greatly loves me."
Some followers have taken issue with her religious affirmations, but folks, this is not the time and Instagram is not the place for theological debate.
"We aren’t sure what my next medical step will be," Angie admits.
"I think a biopsy of my liver," she guesses. "Then possibly more radiation, and more chemo."
That will be grueling, but she knows that.
"I’ll do whatever God leads me to do," Angie vows.
"I appreciate all of your incredible prayers," she writes. "Please continue to be kind and forgiving."
"Please do not get mad at God," Angie asks her followers. "This is all part of his plan. He can heal if he wants to."
"But," she concludes. "We must praise him no matter what. God is not through with me yet!"