Earlier this week, MTV released a preview for the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2 that showed Leah Messer receiving some devastating medical news about her daughter Aliannah, who suffers from muscular dystrophy.
In the clip, a doctor informed Leah and her first husband, Corey Simms, that Aliannah's trouble with walking will likely only increase as she gets older, and that she should begin using her power wheelchair on a regular basis both to get accustomed to the controls and to minimize her risk of injury.
Now, an insider tells Radar Online that Leah and Corey have not followed the doctor's orders, and Aliannah continues to walk on her own, both at home and at school.
“Ali has her wheelchair available, but she only uses it for long distances,” says a source close to Leah. “She’s usually on her feet.”
The insider adds that the sad situation is made even more difficult by the fact that Aliannah's twin sister, Aleeah, is healthy and incredibly active, and Aliannah wants to participate in all of the same activities she sees her sister enjoying.
Leah reportedly doesn't have the heart to tell Aliannah to stay off her feet and use her wheelchair, and frankly, we don't blame her.
It's hard to imagine a more heartbreaking thing for a young mother than being asked to confine her 6-year-old to a wheelchair when the child is (for the time being, at least) capable of walking on her own.
Rumors that Leah is depressed and neglecting basic duties such as keeping her house clean have been circulating for weeks, and now it looks as though we may now the cause of her lethargy.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive some of Leah's happier moments with her girls.