Congratulations to Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit McKee, who has welcomed a new baby with husband Josh McKee, a boy named Broncs Weston.
Unfortunately little Broncs is very sick. His grandma, Angie Douthit, revealed the news on Facebook and has been giving fans updates on his progress. Photos on her Facebook page Wednesday showed Broncs with several tubes and wires attached.
Douthit revealed Thursday that Broncs has a small hole in his heart, a large heart and crowded lungs. He also has a blood infection, and doctors wanted to do a spinal tap to rule out meningitis. The concerned grandma said he’s not in a critical condition and that his blood sugars are stable, but he is “very sick” and “can’t be held or fed.” She said she hopes her daughter will get home from the hospital Friday, but it looks like little Broncs won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
The Teen Mom couple revealed the gender of their child in July, involving their two older kids, 4-year-old Gannon and 2-year-old Jaxie, in the surprise. A few weeks later, Mackenzie announced the name of their imminent arrival — who she stressed would be their last child.
The 21-year-old mom of three suffers from Type 1 diabetes (she was diagnosed at age 11) and shared an emotional post to Instagram last month revealing just how grateful she is for having had three healthy pregnancies when doctors told her long ago her body wouldn’t be able to cope with one.
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I always thought being big pregnant in the summer would be awful, but because I work from home so I have free time, and water yoga keeps you cool and the kids could swim all day, it's worked out in my favor 🙌🏼🤓… This is the last month we will be a Family of four and God has truly blessed us with healthy kids when the doctors once told me my body could never carry one. Although baby number 3 was a huge risk and my body could never carry another, we made it to the end with lots of fear and prayers. 🙌🏼 #mckeefamily Follow my snaps to keep up with this crazy life of mine kenziedouthit94
Welcome to Broncs, and hopefully he’ll be home and healthy with his mom, dad, brother and sister soon.
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