Last week, we reported on the news that Ryan Edwards had checked into rehab after struggling with an opioid addiction for several years.
Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, had given birth to a son.
Jagger Edwards is the couples' first child together, but sadly, Ryan missed the birth due to his continued treatment.
As painful as the thought of missing his son's first weeks on the planet must have been, it was widely assumed that Edwards would remain in treatment in order to ensure that he receives the kind of help he needs.
Sadly, it doesn't look like that will be the case …
1. Taking the Right Steps
While Edwards was aware that he would miss Jagger’s birth by checking into treatment, it seems he was also aware that his situation required immediate action.
2. Joyous News
Fortunately, Mackenzie delivered the baby with no complications. She was accompanied in the delivery room by her mother.
3. Jen and Larry In the House
Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, were also in the hospital the day the baby was born.
4. Ryan’s Hope
Insiders say the impending arrival of his son helped motivate Ryan to seek help.
5. Plenty of Reasons
Of course, the fact that Edwards has been arrested three times in the past 18 months and is very keen on avoiding jail time probably also factored into his decision.
6. Easier Said Than Done
Ryan initially planned to remain in treatment for a minimum of three months, but now it seems his plans have changed …
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