For the first time ever doctors are treating a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado with hemp oil.
The Nunez family lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their daughter Amylea was born in December and almost immediately started having seizures. She was transported to Children’s Hospital Colorado and diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.
“Her heart stopped twice on us, and that was probably the hardest part on us,” Amylea’s mother Nicole Nunez said.
Amylea was having at least 15 seizures a day. Her parents say the medicine she’s currently on can harm her liver, so the family asked the hospital to let them give Amylea Charlotte’s Web CBD oil developed by the Stanley brothers in Colorado. It doesn’t have enough THC to make people high, and it’s touted as a successful and natural treatment for seizures.