Doctors tell Leah the words no mother wants to hear about her child: “It’s pretty obvious that there are deficits.”
Learning that a child has development problems is one of the toughest realities a parent will ever have to face. For Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer and her husband Corey Simms, finding out that one of their 1-year-old twin daughters, Aliannah, has growth problems was incredibly disheartening. On the Tuesday (Jan. 18) episode of the MTV show, fans will see Leah take baby Ali to the doctor to undergo an exam. We have a sneak peak.
“She does not bear any weight on her legs at all,” Leah explains to Dr. Lubicki. “Her hands do the same thing. Her hands don’t fully close. She was breech [at birth].” Ali’s twin sister, Alleah, doesn’t have the same problems.
“It’s pretty obvious that there are some deficits,” Dr. Lubicki tells Leah after examining the little lady. “To me, it looks like her arms are too short. She looks a little disproportioned. There certainly are things that aren’t working. There seems to be some nerve rooted injury that is causing this. She probably needs to have an MRI of her entire spine.” Our hearts break for Leah and Corey.
Be sure to check out the second episode of Teen Mom 2 to find out what happens with baby Ali and mommy Leah. Watch the sneak peek below!