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Pot Treatment For Toddler
An Acton couple is looking to medical marijuana to deal with their little one's seizures, and sharing their story in hopes of fixing opinions, and in a roundabout way, regulations.Addelyn Patrick sleeps as many as 19 hours a day. As an alternative of studying to stroll and speak, her little world revolves round hospitals and medicine.Love is what retains her oldsters and massive brother, Colin, four, preventing to prevent her seizures.Ken Patrick mentioned Colin sneaks into Addy's room to lie beneath her crib.
"As a result of I like Addelyn and I wish to be subsequent to her at night time," mentioned Colin.
Meagan and Ken Patrick stated Addy was once identified with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia at three-and-a-half of months outdated. They mentioned she's legally blind, has hormonal dysfunction, and mind malformation. which motives extreme epilepsy.
"It is the worst more or less hell that you may ever think about, to peer your youngster in pain, and there may be nothing you are able to do about it," stated Meagan Patrick. "Simply nothing you are able to do to forestall it."
Addy has as much as a dozen seizures a day, relying on how so much drugs is in her machine.
The Patricks have tried a few completely different medication. They mentioned none of them cease the seizures, as an alternative they cut back Addy's high quality of existence.
In August, they began taking a look into different therapies. And now, the Patricks are actively pursuing medical marijuana for Addy.
"It sounds loopy and when Ken's folks first recommended it I instructed them no method!" mentioned Meaghan.
Addy is licensed to make use of medical marijuana in Maine.
Consistent with the Division of Well being and Human Products and services, a sufferers physician decides whether or not they would advantage in response to the listing of qualifying prerequisites. If the affected person is a minor, they want the opinion of a 2nd physician, one chosen with the aid of the state's Division of Licensing and Regulatory Products and services.
Becky Dekeuster based the Wellbeing Connection, which operates 4 of Maine's eight medical marijuana dispensaries. She mentioned youngsters most often take it within the type of an oil.
The Patricks, and different Mainers coping with epilepsy, need a pressure of medical marijuana that has few THC, and plenty of CBD.
The THC is what will get you excessive. The CBD has been confirmed to assist regulate seizures.
5 brothers in Colorado have developed a pressure of medical marijuana known as "Charlotte's Internet." It can be named for 5-yr-previous Charlotte Figi, whose domestic mentioned her seizures have been lowered by means of ninety % in simply three months.
The Patricks are on a ready listing. When it is Addy's flip, they will go to Colorado. And if the medical marijuana works, they is not going to be capable of come residence.
Whereas it is felony in Maine and Colorado, medical marijuana is illegal below federal regulation, so marijuana of any form can not move state strains.
"For taking my kid's drugs, that is so low in THC it could not get a mouse excessive, I may be arrested and put in prison," mentioned Meagan Patrick.
For now, the Patricks wait.
"As quickly as I get an e mail announcing I've treatment on hand for my daughter, I'll be on the primary airplane out of right here," mentioned Meagan Patrick.
A bill at the moment making its approach in the course of the statehouse would restrict the a part of marijuana that is crucial in making the oil used to keep watch over seizures.
It will possibly have an effect on the Patricks and different oldsters like them. They plan to carry a press convention on Tuesday, prior to a public listening to on the bill.