Leah Messer faced a health scare with one of her daughters, Addie, in the latest Teen Mom 2 teaser. In an Instagram video, Leah explained that Addie had to go to the ER after contracting some sort of infection. Leah was concerned that it could be cancer.
“Underneath her ear’s swollen, like all of this right here. It hurts her.”
Despite a long stay in the ER, they discovered that her condition was easily treated with medication and she was soon on the mend.
This was not Messer’s first experience with medical conditions with her children. One of her nine-year-old twins, Aliannah “Ali,” suffers from Titin muscular dystrophy. Ali occasionally uses a wheelchair, and Leah explains that the disease can be difficult to manage.
“The hardest part is her physically deteriorating and knowing these things are happening to her. You don’t know what to expect or when to expect what’s going to happen, but you know something is going to happen.”
Leah doesn’t shy away from the fact that Ali will likely need continued care for the rest of her life, she isn’t giving up on her daughter.
“I’m fighting for Ali — I’m going to do everything that she needs done. We wanted her to be independent, and at the same time things are becoming progressive.”