Mom Saves Chronically Ill Daughter with Cannabis
Now She Wants to Grow the Natural Therapy
An Australian mother has resorted to cooking up her own cannabis oil in her own kitchen to treat her chronically ill daughter. Conventional drugs were doing more harm than good.
Katrina Spraggon has 4 children. Her 9-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, is a very sickly girl who suffers from 19 long term illnesses. These include: cerebral palsy, refractory epilepsy and severe scoliosis. Spraggon has completely rejected the cocktail of drugs her daughter was taking. These included damaging opiates for pain and seizure management.
From Vegetable to Animated Child
Katrina said that Kaitlyn used to be a vegetable sitting in a chair with a vacant gaze. She had no quality of life. The 9-year-old girl has completely changed, however, as if she has a new lease on life, since taking the homemade cannabis oil. Kaitlyn even laughed for the first time in her life. She is also receptive and attentive!
Legal Issues Around Cannabis in Australia
Cannabis oil is not yet legal in the Northern Territory of Australia. This is a problem. Spraggon and her family live in Queensland (where medical cannabis oil can be prescribed by doctors who are treating patients with severe diseases or health conditions). She has therefore chosen to grow it herself. This is illegal.
Spraggon would have to import the product from Denmark or Canada at the hefty cost of $5 000 if she wanted to buy the medical cannabis. Undeterred, Spraggon has acquired 8 lawful reports from different doctors on her side. They reassure her to carry on using cannabis oil to treat her sickly daughter. She has even approached the prime minister to hear her case.
Buying Cannabis and Making Oils No Matter What
This determined mother has meanwhile been driven to save her daughter by importing 3 different cannabis oils. Two of these come from friends in other Australian states where it can be used legally. One is from her own stash of marijuana, purchased from black market dealers for about $230 an ounce. This should last her 2 to 3 months.
Spraggon is open about buying and growing her own cannabis. She knows it is the best thing her daughter ever took for her illnesses. She believes that cannabis should be legalised to save the lives of other children who may be suffering similar diseases. Other children could be taking conventional drugs which are notorious for their terrible side effects.
Happy Changes in a Small Girl
Spraggon has become outspoken enough to make a case for cannabis oil legalisation in her state. She has learned so much by treating her own daughter and seeing her improve. She has grown her own cannabis at home to make cannabis oils for Kaitlyn. Katrina cannot believe the changes in her daughter:
- She laughed for the first time ever and smiles often
- She seems to have come alive, from being an unresponsive “vegetable”
- She is hungrier and thirstier than usual
- There are no side-effects
- The seizures can be controlled and don’t last long any more
- She interacts with her mother and plays with her siblings now
A New Lease on Life
Spraggon said that she is not concerned about the lawful penalties. She would rather break the law than see her daughter suffer every day. Or have to bury her. Spraggon said that her daughter would experience heart and breathing distress during her fits – before she starting cannabis oil as a treatment for Kaitlyn. Then Spraggon would conduct CPR and give her more pain killers. Kaitlyn became a 9-year old zombie for up to 5 days at a time. Now Kaitlyn is fine within 20 minutes when she takes cannabis oil for her seizures. She has an appetite and chooses to play.
Spraggon says that she has finally got her daughter back. She wants to keep her alive. She will therefore keep growing cannabis illegally until someone hears her call.