Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee’s mother Angie Douthit has been battling cancer for more than a year, after initially being diagnosed on New Year’s Day of 2018. Angie has shared her journey with daily updates and inspirational reflections on social media, as well as public speaking appearances across multiple states. The overwhelmingly positive response to Angie’s perspective resulted in a book deal, and the publication of God’s Plan earlier this year.
Angie continues to update her followers on social media, and today’s update included some very bad news.
As usual, Angie begins with a quote from the Bible, this time Psalm 146: “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
The quote is referencing the fact that Angie stated prior to her MRI and pet scan yesterday that regardless of what the results were, she would “praise Him no matter what.” Angie kept that promise.
To break up or condense Angie’s post would be a disservice, so here it is in its entirety:
Brad and I received the results from my scans. 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.
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.
However, 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.” And that’s what we did. We drove home almost in silence thanking God that I was still alive. We met with our kids and parents to tell them. We prayed diligently together. I pray that I can always have a sound mind and that I can continue speaking until God is finished with me.
Someone asked on Instagram if I praised my drs and the scientists. I laughed aloud because, as nice as they are to me, they can’t fix me, obviously. I praise God alone. He is still in complete control and he greatly loves me.
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. I’ll do whatever God leads me to do. I appreciate all of your incredible prayers. Please continue to be kind and forgiving. Please do not get mad at God. This is all part of his plan. He can heal if he wants to. But, we must praise him no matter what. God is not through with me yet! #alwaysbekind #staystrongmightywarrior #itsonlycancer
Mackenzie shared her mom’s update on Instagram and asked that her followers “Please pray for my mom and this family.”
Our thoughts are with Angie’s family and friends. If you wish to continue to follow Angie’s journey, I encourage you to follow her Facebook page.