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Amber Portwood Reportedly Has Potentially Life-Threatening Illness, Needs Immediate Medical Attention

Our girl Amber Portwood just can't catch a break. This notorious Teen Mom is in jail for up to five years, and to make matters worse, she's reportedly suffering from a terrible infection that could lead to blood poisoning if left untreated.

"She has an abscess in her mouth that’s gotten so big and swollen that her whole jaw is puffed out," her brother Shawn tells OK! Magazine. "Her mouth has become infected and the pain is making her so sick that she can’t sleep, and hasn’t eaten a thing in three days."

Someone better give this lady an injection of liquid Ugg, because she has to wait a whopping six weeks for treatment!

"It needs to be down now," Shawn says. "If the infection gets in her bloodstream it can be life-threatening."

It sounds like Amber needs legit medical care, and she's even asked her mother to appeal her sentence so that she can be released from jail for treatment. Of course, most jails have some kind of medical specialist on staff, so we're not exactly sure why poor Amber hasn't already been treated.

In other news, Gary seems to be unaware of Amber's medical condition (or he's chosen not to address it). "Ambers is good," he tweeted on September 4.

Wetpaint Entertainment reached out to the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana for an update on Amber's condition, but hasn't heard back. Stay tuned for more up-to-the-minute news about Amber's health!

Source: OK! Magazine / Twitter

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09.5.2012 / 09:30 PM EDT by Mehera Bonner
Related: Teen Mom, Reality Gossip, Amber Portwood

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