DALTON, Ga. — Sheli Gilley’s 12-year-old daughter Zoe has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and CDKL5, both of which cause frequent and severe seizures.
“She has suffered from up to 100 debilitating seizures a day since she was six weeks old,” said Gilley. “She has been on over 20 different seizure medications. They all failed in controlling her seizures.”
Gilley, of Dalton, said Zoe went into status epilepsy, in which seizures immediately follow each other without the person regaining consciousness, about six or seven years ago and was in a coma for two-and-a-half weeks.
But about four years ago, Zoe began taking cannabis oil to treat her seizures.
“She was able to wean off of all four seizure medications and is down to less than 10 seizures a day,” said Gilley.
Gilley said cannabis oil doesn’t have the side effects of the seizure medications Zoe was taking.
“We had to do liver checks (with the seizure medicines) all the time. Her liver enzymes