Leah Messer: ‘Teen Mom’ Struggles With Daughter’s Potential Disability

January 19, 2011

Leah Messer (Teen Mom 2) learned on tonight’s episode that her daughter Aliannah may have developed a serious condition that could render her disabled.

baby feet

So far season 2 of the hit MTV reality show has proven it packs plenty of drama—albeit different than the first season. In the original season, we saw alleged domestic violence and plenty of custody issues. But compared to what one young mother went through on this week’s episode, those problems could be considered trivial.

It all began when Leah noted that one of her twin daughters had what appeared to be an issue with her legs. You can clearly see that the precious baby’s foot appeared to be curved inward. Leah and her friends then realized that ‘Ali’ didn’t seem to put any weight on her legs when being held in the same standing position as her other daughter, who could just about support herself.

Upon being examined by a doctor, the child cried as if in pain when he manipulated her legs. His preliminary determination was that the baby appeared to have a ‘nerve rooted injury,’ and would need an MRI for further diagnosis.

What made the realization even more difficult was that at the time, Leah and the baby’s father were ‘broken-up.’ On the show, Corey has so far refused to be reunited with Leah after he caught her cheating, but it appears as though the events in this week’s episode may have brought them back together. Multiple reports state that they are now married!

Nevertheless, the news had to be Earth shattering. As if it isn’t hard enough to be a teen parent, now they are forced to deal with a potentially serious medical problem with one of their beautiful baby girls. I’m not even religious, but I will say a prayer for their daughter tonight.

Watch video of Leah Messer’s Teen Mom 2 days below. Your thoughts?

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8 Responses to “Leah Messer: ‘Teen Mom’ Struggles With Daughter’s Potential Disability”

  1. 1
    Sandy Says:

    Such a sad story…I hope they can find a resolution for their baby and Corey and Leah.

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    AnnieMouse Says:

    Whether or not one likes the show, a sick child is nothing to scoff at…I am pleased there’s not a bunch of mean comments on here (yet at least!). I hope only the best for Little A and the whole family!

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    Rachelle Says:

    I hope Leah and Corey are able to handle whatever is wrong with their child. Here is hoping htat here is nothing seriously wrong with their daughter.

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    Jen Says:

    I was so proud of them working it out for the babies. I pray their little one turns out okay. :(

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    Kim Says:

    I’m not a doctor or a medical student. But it sounds like Ali has some form of cerebral palsy- which can occur due to forceps being improperly used during C-Sections- usually during emergency c-sections or emergency delieverys (remember Ali was a breached birth and Leah had to have an emergency c-section)…. depending on the degree of severity cerebral palsy can also cause developmental and cognitive delays…although it is definitely known to effect the motor abilities of individuals.There are varying degrees of severities in CP as well as different types of CP. Personally from what Leah has described it sounds like Ali has some sort of CP.

    Most likely has CP with- Spastic Diplegia… which causes the individual to have bent legs(children with spastic diplegia CP are also known to be more prone to be nearsighted- which can explain the fact her daughter was seen wearing glasses in a Christmas photo). The good news is with physiotherapy children with CP- spastic diplegia can walk(although usually having to rely on walkers).

    My heart goes out to Leah and Corey who both seem like the most responsible/selfless parents in the history of the show. They clearly have matured because- they had too. They are truly an asset to the show in showing what teen parents can and SHOULD DO. Their first concern always seeming to be about their daughters and not necessarily their own drama. I only hope that baby Allie will be able to catch up developmentally. No matter what Allie and Alliah clearly have some parents who love them immensely and unconditionally- so I’m certain they will both grow up to be very happy and beautiful little girls.

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    Miriam Says:

    Yeap! really sad

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    lucybird Says:

    it sounds as though the baby may have a form of dwarfism, if the arms and legs are shorter in relation to the rest of the body.

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    Cranky Old Broad Says:

    I find it very hard to believe that a doctor did not notice the child’s very obvious physical deformities at birth, or shortly thereafter. It is also odd that the grandmother is a nurse, and seemingly had not noticed it either.

    Hopefully that scene was merely set up and edited for dramatic effect, and not an indication that no one had actually noticed the deformity and attendant disability prior to that age.

    By the way, it’s not a “nerve rooted injury”, it’s a “nerve root injury”. The nerve root is the beginning of a major nerve leaving the brain or (as in this case) the spinal cord, and an injury to any nerve root can have devastating effects.