As I've mentioned, I first learned, just 2 weeks ago, from Elizabeth's blog that cannabis has been successful in treating epilepsy. The parallels between our two girls are striking. While Sophie walks independently and C. does not, they are both nineteen, both in diapers, both non-verbal and both ceased smiling years ago as a result of their seizures. To hear from Elizabeth that one of Sophie's "side effects" from the cannabis was to smile again after ten years was a major morale boost.
|C. in the hydrotherapy pool this morning|
There are definitely some pigs flying around up there. After leaving voice and fax messages at the Health Ministry, we were contacted not once, not twice, but four times by various employees. Three of them only gave a phone number to call for cannabis information but one of them actually graciously provided - without my even requesting them - detailed instructions on the procedure for obtaining cannabis authorization.
The first step is to have the treating neurologist submit a form available on the ministry's site. Tonight we will email our doctor asking her to do that. Just hope she agrees to.
And more confirmation of my flying pig theory: C.'s hydrotherapy session wasn't cancelled today!! Here she is floating unassisted just a few hours ago.