An infant is back home after traveling with her family to Colorado, where she became the youngest patient to be treated with a controversial cannabis oil.
Amylea Nunez suffered from frequent and debilitating seizures that sometimes prevented her from waking up for a full day, and she was diagnosed shortly after her December birth with a rare form of epilepsy, reported KRQE-TV.
“There’s times were she would only wake up every other day,” said her father, Ernie Nunez. “Just sitting there while she’s having a seizure, it’s horrible and there’s nothing you can do. The worst one was an hour long.”
Doctors prescribed eight different medications for the newborn infant, but her condition remained relatively unchanged.
Amylea was flown from New Mexico to a hospital in Aurora, Colorado, where the baby’s parents begged doctors to prescribe cannabis oil.
Doctors were reluctant to give the drug to such a young patient, but they eventually