Poor Mackenzie! If ever there was an explicit cry for help, it's this. Teen Mom's pregnant-for-the-second-time Mackenzie Douthit says she's having a crisis. In a Facebook post she told fans exactly how difficult it's been dealing with her type 1 diabetes, sleeplessness and stress. Keep in mind, Mackenzie's shocking revelation that she and her husband Josh McKee cheated on each other just aired. And Josh revealed his addiction to painkillers. And there's that small matter of being pregnant with baby number two at the age of 19. And... is it any wonder Mackenzie is in crisis? Here's what she told fans.
With all that I’m going through in life right now I have been up tell at least 5 a.m. every night usually crying myself to sleep and begging God to make things better. I knew it wasn’t good for the baby so I asked the doctor for sleeping medicine and he gave me some and sometimes they knock me right out sometimes I’m still up stressing and crying. When they do knock me out my blood sugar will bottom out which suffocates the baby and I can’t wake up to eat. I havnt been hungry in forever and usually forget to eat two meals a day. I’ve lost 5 pounds but my stomach is growing by the hour. I’ve reached my breaking point scared to bring a baby into this world with what’s going on. With all the praying I don’t understand why God would put me through this. I don’t do drugs I work I don’t party I just live for God, my husband, and my kids. I gave up cheer for them which was my dream. I don't think I can handle much more.
Good Lord! That's a lot, especially with the medical issues. I don't want to second-guess Mackenzie's doctor. I'm sure that's a tricky issue, dealing with both diabetes and insomnia. Basically you have to prioritize your patient's risks. But I am sad to hear that Mackenzie is on sleeping meds while pregnant. I wonder if they're even really helping her to sleep more. She sounds so stressed, both physically and emotionally.
But it sound like in addition to careful medical attention, Mackenzie could use some psychiatric treatment as well. A few sessions with a non-showbiz therapist might be in order. Know what I mean? Because while a lot of this sounds chemical, it also sounds like Mackenzie has a few demons in her life she needs to slay. She needs to be in better emotional and psychological health before her baby arrives. She needs to get stronger -- not just physically.
And I'm just saying, in case it's any incentive, getting better might help sell more books. Everyone loves a good story of overcoming the odds.
What do you think Mackenzie should be doing to deal with her crisis?
Image via Mackenzie Douthit/Instagram