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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAmyG;4158866;
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    Though, in Leah's wedding pics, one of the twins is wearing glasses. I do wonder if the vision problems are related to the physical problems she is noticing.
    You're probably right. The doctor said she needed an MRI of her spine so it could have something to do with the vision problems. I think because she is still so young that whatever they find can probably be treated with some kind of surgery or therapy.

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    There is an article and photos of them in the latest issue of US magazine. (The one with Elton John and his baby on the cover. SO CUTE! Elton's baby is the most beautiful baby I have seen in a long time. Really.) Leah talks about the health issue with her daughter, but doesn't give any details. I guess she's prohibited from doing that until the show airs. Both of the girls eyes look as if they could have Down's, but you never can tell for sure. I pray for that child.

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    ^I agree...i'm definitely going to cry if something bad happens to that poor child

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    I don't think that was Leah's regular pediatrician. I'm pretty sure she was referred to that doctor. Maybe he's a bone specialist? He specifically stated it wasn't her bones and encouraged them to do an MRI of the spine. Just a thought.

    I have to say, I was irked by all the bottles of juice I was seeing. I saw way too many 3 year olds walking around with bottles of juice back in my social work days and when I see a baby drinking juice out of a bottle, it makes me cringe. I realize it's my own issue and I certainly don't mean to offend anyone that gives their baby juice in their bottle. Just a pet peeve of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wymama;4160848;
    I don't think that was Leah's regular pediatrician. I'm pretty sure she was referred to that doctor. Maybe he's a bone specialist? He specifically stated it wasn't her bones and encouraged them to do an MRI of the spine. Just a thought.
    No he was a specialist. But I do think it was not a good sign that whoever she had been bringing both the babies to before this guy should have said something about ali's legs...because on the episode Leah said that she thought it was wierd that Ali wasn't putting weight on her legs...like she'd noticed it herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princessleslie;4160915;
    No he was a specialist. But I do think it was not a good sign that whoever she had been bringing both the babies to before this guy should have said something about ali's legs...because on the episode Leah said that she thought it was wierd that Ali wasn't putting weight on her legs...like she'd noticed it herself.

    Were the kids covered by Medicaid? Before Leah was married, the girls were probably covered that way. Maybe she was going to a county clinic for shots or something and no one had really examined the girls. Of course, the way MTV produces these shows, it's difficult to know how it really happened. The doctor could have been asking about it for a while and she just decided to get a second opinion. Who knows. Perhaps, more will come out later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70;4161018;
    Were the kids covered by Medicaid? Before Leah was married, the girls were probably covered that way. Maybe she was going to a county clinic for shots or something and no one had really examined the girls. Of course, the way MTV produces these shows, it's difficult to know how it really happened. The doctor could have been asking about it for a while and she just decided to get a second opinion. Who knows. Perhaps, more will come out later.
    Yeah you're right. She could have not been covered or something. MTV has a way of twisting things to look a certain way...so who knows.

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    Neither of those two sweet babies have any benchmarks for Down's Sydrome at all. I don't know who the childrens primary pediatrician was, however Ali's lack of development is something that should have been picked up long ago. Kudo's to Leah for keeping on top of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wymama;4160848;
    I don't think that was Leah's regular pediatrician. I'm pretty sure she was referred to that doctor. Maybe he's a bone specialist? He specifically stated it wasn't her bones and encouraged them to do an MRI of the spine. Just a thought.

    I have to say, I was irked by all the bottles of juice I was seeing. I saw way too many 3 year olds walking around with bottles of juice back in my social work days and when I see a baby drinking juice out of a bottle, it makes me cringe. I realize it's my own issue and I certainly don't mean to offend anyone that gives their baby juice in their bottle. Just a pet peeve of mine.
    It's not just you. Juice in bottles and prolonged bottle-feeding are pet peeves of mine too. A friend of mine who had three children under three and allowed the older children to continue to drink all their fluids from bottles was recently faced with their front four teeth having painfully decayed, and required caps. Her children suffered physically and it was several thousand dollars to fix. It broke her heart, and mine for her. There is a real risk that comes with that convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAmyG;4162679;
    It's not just you. Juice in bottles and prolonged bottle-feeding are pet peeves of mine too. A friend of mine who had three children under three and allowed the older children to continue to drink all their fluids from bottles was recently faced with their front four teeth having painfully decayed, and required caps. Her children suffered physically and it was several thousand dollars to fix. It broke her heart, and mine for her. There is a real risk that comes with that convenience.
    I agree that some parents either don't care or don't know what is unhealthy for their baby. The question is what can you as a family member do about it?

    I'm not sure how to handle it when I see a baby being given candy and lots of sugary stuff when he is only 6 months old! I have spoken up several times and begged them to think of the baby and not do that, but they laugh or ignore me. I don't want to be hated because I stick up for the baby, but what else can you do?

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