Cannabis oil with CBD saves child from epilepsy (while hospital doctors remain totally clueless)
(Natural News) In America alone, 3 million people are affected by epilepsy and seizures, and every year brings about 200,000 additional cases. According to a study published in 2013, premature death is eleven times more common among epilepsy patients or even greater if a mental disorder is also diagnosed. In some cases, modern medicine can pinpoint the cause of the seizures and even correct it.
But this is not always the case. When Nicole and Ernie Nunez brought their few-days-old daughter, Amylea, to the hospital in New Mexico, no one could identify the source of her seizures. As her parents grew desperate with the idleness of her doctors, they decided to look for an alternative cure. What they found was the high-CBD cannabis oil called Charlotte’s Web, which may have saved their daughter’s life.
When doctors can only stand by and watch
When Amylea was born in December, her parents were absolutely thrilled to bring her home. Only a few hours later, however, everything went wrong as Amylea suffered her first seizure. Her parents rushed her to the hospital, but the doctors were unable to pinpoint the source. Desperate with the situation, Nicole and Ernie Nunez took Amylea to the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, where she has already spent the first two months of her life.
The situation was no better here than in New Mexico, however. As doctors tried all kinds of medications on young Amylea, she continued to suffer from seizures. While her mother spent all of her time by her side, Ernie ran back and forth between the hospital and their home in Albuquerque. The medication prescribed to Amylea was known to be especially taxing on her frail two-month-old liver, so her parents were determined to find a better treatment.
It seemed that, at this point, doctors could do nothing more than stand helplessly and watch Amylea’s condition worsen. It was up to Nicole to do the research and come up with an alternative.
The story behind Charlotte’s Web
Once Nicole started looking for natural remedies for epilepsy, she came across the cannabis oil known as Charlotte’s Web. This miraculous strain of cannabis was named after an American girl who suffered from Dravet syndrome as a baby. Her name was Charlotte Figi, and she too was experiencing severe epilepsy like Amylea. By the time she was three, Charlotte was seriously disabled. In spite of treatment, she was experiencing approximately 300 seizures every week.
Her parents looked beyond conventional medicine and found a strain of marijuana that could be used for treatment. They began immediately and saw vast improvement. With a regular regimen using the high-CBD cannabis extract, Charlotte was finally able to engage in normal childhood activities. Now, she only experienced about four seizures a month.
High-CBD cannabis oil will save lives
Nicole Nunez saw hope in Charlotte’s story and immediately proposed this alternative treatment to Amylea’s doctors. For weeks, they refused to proceed with the treatment. Earlier in February, however, the doctors finally agreed to Nicole’s solution and the parents began treating their daughter with Charlotte’s Web. After only two doses, both Amylea’s parents and her doctors could notice the difference. The oil had worked.
Amylea was the first and youngest patient to ever receive this treatment at the hospital. She is now part of a case study that will analyze the effectiveness and possible future use of Charlotte’s Web in the treatment of infants suffering from epilepsy. Meanwhile, the Realm of Caring Foundation was organized by a group of growers called the Stanley Brothers. They provide access to a cheaper hybrid strain between medical cannabis and hemp that has demonstrated the same low-THC, high-CBD content.
If nothing else, Amylea’s story is a glimmer of hope for those infants struggling with epilepsy and the ineffectiveness of conventional medicine.