GEORGIA: For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day.
“They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most frustrating part. I just say to her, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do anything for you. I’m sorry.’”
When Greylynn was born six months ago, doctors diagnosed her with a brain malformation and gave her only weeks to live. She survived, but her condition has left her with a form of epilepsy called infantile spasms. She’s currently on two different anti-seizure medications, one of which could possibly leave her blind. But they only control the spasms. They don’t stop them.
Sarah Callaway and her relatives have researched the issue and talked to other parents of children with seizure disorders, and she said she has found that some children have seen dramatic improvements when treated with cannabis oil.