Mother’s agony through the battle to keep fundraising for medical cannabis for epilepsy

Mother’s agony through the battle to keep fundraising for medical cannabis for epilepsy
Uk Health news

Clover Carkeet has seen huge improvements thanks to medical cannabis for epilepsy, when all signs pointed to a very difficult life with potential neurological conditions.At only 12 weeks old, Doctors diagnosed Clover with a catastrophic form of epilepsy known as ‘infantile spasms’, one of the most brain-damaging conditions.Emily Carkeet, her mum, was 30 weeks pregnant when scans revealed that Clover was missing the part of her brain that connects both hemispheres.Sadly Clover is among a small minority of children with the condition that will develop neurological issues early on, causing seizures.The usual treatment, which is a heavy dose of steroids for six weeks, did not sit well with the parents. They noticed a change in her immediately. “It was a really awful time for us,” Emily recalls. “They made her extremely poorly. She was so upset and angry. She was basically just staring into space.”Once the first treatment was over, a strong antiepileptic drug ‘vigabatrin’ was administered, which helped with her development in the early stages of her life. Or at least, so doctors thought. Over-the-counter CBD oil for epilepsy However, Emily and her partner, Spencer Carkeet, believe that it wasn’t just the medication the doctors prescribed that was having an effect.“I was always searching for the answers for Clover,” Emily says. “I found that the children who were taking some form of CBD all seemed to be developing fairly normally. Their seizures were well controlled and they were spending less time in hospital.”At four months old, Clover started on very small doses of an over-the-counter CBD oil, after her parents had done a lot of research.She continues: “Every time we increased her dose she would learn something new, physically her development was ahead of some of her neurotypical peers, she crawled at nine months and walked at 13 months, all these…

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