Just when you thought things with Catelynn Lowell couldn't get any sadder ...
After weeks in rehab, and after reports that she'd be returning home last week, we're now learning that she's still in treatment.
Is she all right? Is she going to be leaving anytime soon? How is Tyler handling things?
Let's go over what we know ...
Catelynn shocked us all last month when she tweeted "Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I'm going to treatment."
Teen Mom fans know that she's struggled with her mental health for years now, and that her depression got much worse after giving birth to her daughter Nova in 2015. Things got so bad that, in March of 2016, she went to a rehab facility for the first time.
In a heartbreaking statement she released after her tweet, she further explained that "On November 17th I thought of every way possible to commit suicide… from wrapping a belt around my neck to just running my car into an electric pole… THANK GOD I have a support system and a HUSBAND and a DAUGHTER… thank god I am self aware… I’m seeking treatment and I WILL get better… anyone feeling alone you ARE NOT ALONE! This world needs all of us! We are all here for a reason… Thank you for your support during this tough time…."
Updates from Tyler
She checked into a treatment center in Arizona on November 18th, and since then, Tyler has kept us posted on how she's doing -- or at least he did in the beginning.
As the weeks have gone on, Tyler has slowly stopped giving as many updates on Catelynn's progress -- whether it's because he had a change of heart on how much to share or because perhaps she's not doing as well as she was, we don't know.
A source did reveal that “She was on a 48-hour lockdown" when she first checked in, and that lockdown "included no phone usage, but now she gets to use her phone for a while every day. She’ll get more privileges as time goes on.” And she was on Twitter for a while, but there hasn't been any activity on her account since December 7th, which could possibly be a sign that she's back on lockdown
Another report released last week revealed that Catelynn would be coming home earlier than planned, and that she "had a group/family session during their visit and Catelynn pretty much said she wanted to go home."
The report claimed that while she was no longer on suicide watch, "her counselors think more time in treatment would be beneficial."
The issue was apparently that "Cate just misses Nova and wants to be home for the holidays. She'd ultimately feel really guilty [if she missed Christmas] and that might set her back. She feels she needs to be home for these milestones."
And that wasn't just a report -- Tyler himself told us that she'd be coming home then, too. In a post he made on Instagram, he wrote "Cate gets out of treatment this Friday & we can't wait! We have been in Arizona for the past 2 weeks visiting her every Sunday."
Snaps Don't Lie
On Friday, Tyler shared the photo above on Snapchat, captioning it "Cuddles with my family is just the best!" There's Catelynn, all snuggled up with Tyler and Nova. We took it as a confirmation that she was back home in Michigan with her family.
But then on Saturday night, Tyler posted a series of videos on Snapchat that seemed to tell a different story. In the videos, he was driving around listening to what he called "My song to Cate" -- Chord Overstreet's "Hold On."
Not a Great Sign
With lyrics like "You locked yourself in the bathroom, lying on the floor when I break through. I pull you in to feel your heartbeat. Can you hear me screaming 'please don't leave me'?", it was a pretty concerning dedication, to say the least.
What's Going On?!
And since it looked like Tyler was driving around Michigan in those videos, instead of Arizona where he had been staying to visit Catelynn, it was a confusing, worrisome development. Is she home or not?
Last night, Tyler tweeted "My wife is incredibly strong & courageous. She inspires me to just be a better human being all around & I’m honored to share my life with such a selfless soul. I love her so much & can’t wait for her to be home!"
Sadder and Sadder
So it looks like, for whatever reason, the plan changed. Catelynn either decided she wasn't ready to return home on Friday as planned, or she did go home but something happened that made her realize she needed further treatment. Either way, we're more concerned than ever for her.
On the Bright Side ...
On a more positive note, an insider told Radar Online that when Catelynn does leave treatment, "She's going to be doing their regular therapy, couple's therapy and outpatient."
The source also said that "She's ready to put more work into their clothing line," Tierra Reign, "and be more involved. They have a lot to do to keep her busy!"
Pull Through, Cate!
Whatever's happening with her, we wish her and her precious family nothing but the best!