Maci Bookout is opening up about Ryan Edwards’ overdose.
On Wednesday’s episode of Teen Mother, the 32-year-old broke down after studying about her ex’s terrifying April overdose, which landed him within the hospital earlier than he was despatched again to jail on a managed substance cost and a DUI. Previous to all of that, he was in court-ordered rehab, which Maci revealed within the episode he had determined to depart early. She instructed husband Taylor McKinney:
“He simply known as me and instructed me that he’s coming dwelling early. I don’t agree with this determination. I simply don’t assume it’s a good suggestion contemplating his lengthy historical past of substance abuse.”
She defined the entire state of affairs had been “actually powerful” on her and Ryan’s 15-year-old son Bentley, as the 2 had apparently mended their broken relationship not lengthy earlier than. And now right here his dad was, practically killing himself with medication.
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4 days after she obtained that decision from Ryan, he was discovered unresponsive in his truck with what cops claimed to be a “crystal-like substance” and a “blue powder.” Based on Maci, the 35-year-old was administered two doses of Narcan on the scene. She defined in a confessional via teary eyes:
“After I discovered that Ryan had overdosed, that’s actually the primary time I used to be genuinely scared. Having to have that dialog with Bentley and seeing that … I understand how I felt feeling it, however Ryan’s not my dad.”
She shared that their son took the information particularly laborious, which was “so laborious” to see:
“All of it’s so laborious. Bentley feels all of that occasions one million and he’s a child. I believe the largest factor is ensuring Bentley is precedence. However as a mother, you may’t simply get a Band-Help, it’s so laborious.”
As information began to get out about Ryan’s OD and arrest, the MTV star defined it was “getting actually laborious to remain forward of every little thing.” She instructed mates she didn’t like Ryan’s determination to depart rehab within the first place, referencing his tumultuous divorce from ex Mackenzie Edwards, after sharing that he truly confirmed up at one in every of Bentley’s baseball video games the night time earlier than his OD:
“I didn’t essentially agree with it. Then, when he got here dwelling, he goes to Bentley’s baseball recreation on his personal. Him and Taylor truly spoke to one another. It was good and Friday, he overdosed. I believe he thought he might come dwelling, be together with his youngsters, keep together with his mother and father. With wholesome individuals round, I believe he thinks he’s invincible, that’s simply it.”
So wild how briskly issues can go south…
And Maci needed to inform her son every little thing:
“Bentley is aware of every little thing. Earlier than he went to rehab he was very involved, very fearful. He stored saying, ‘I don’t need him to take care of this alone.’”
Nevertheless, following the OD, she admitted that her son has gone from disillusioned to offended:
“Now [Bentley’s] simply offended. The best way issues had been going the final 4-5 months and the way good issues had been going, even within the midst of all this crap together with his soon-to-be-ex-wife, I believe Bentley is offended as a result of he’s like — how I was like — ‘Don’t you notice how a lot potential you have got?’”
How devastating for the poor child.
Finally, Maci and Ryan’s mom Jen each expressed curiosity in attending Al-Anon, which provides help for mates and kinfolk of alcoholics. Whereas talking with Maci, Jen defined how Ryan didn’t even know what had occurred till he awakened within the hospital, as he texted her saying:
“Mother, I’m so sorry, I effed up, I ought to have stayed in rehab.”
What a grueling state of affairs for this poor household. It’s a superb factor they’ve one another. We hope they’ll all get slightly peace with the assistance of pros. See extra from the episode (beneath):
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