Amber Portwood Awaiting Emergency Care in Prison

September 4, 2012

‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood is currently serving a 5 year prison sentence, and has recently suffered a health emergency. According to Amber’s brother, Shawn, she’s in some serious pain, but has to wait 6 weeks to receive treatment.

“She has an abscess in her mouth that’s gotten so big and swollen that her whole jaw is puffed out. 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.”

Shawn tells OK! Magazine that six weeks is just too long to wait for treatment. “It needs to be down now. If the infection gets in her blood stream it can be life-threatening,” he says.

The pain has reportedly gotten so bad that Amber has called her mother, and begged her to try and appeal the prison sentence so that she can be released, and seek treatment faster. Do you think the prison is being careless by making Amber wait so long for medical attention?

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