Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Oulton Family Fights for Daughter

The Oulton Family Story

We, along with the support group Advocating Parents of Nova Scotia, and other concerned citizens are asking you to help our very sick 12 year old daughter, Morgan, who was born with multiple brain abnormalities (arachnoid cysts, polymicroyria, and grey matter heteratopia), suffers from severe intractable epilepsy and autism, sensory processing and behavioral disorder, and is considered high risk for injury or death.

She has run out of treatment options and her neurologist, Dr. Ellen Wood, has prescribed medicinal cannabis oil, but the Dept of Community Services will not allow her to be treated with cannabis while in their care. ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

Her entire life Morgan, under doctor care and advice, has been prescribed more than15 behavioral and anti-seizure styled drugs - all had very serious side effects and are not working.

·         Anti-seizure drugs cause behavioral problems, while behavioral meds caused increased seizure activity.

·         Daily Morgan experiences up to 10 seizures, hours of exhaustive sleeping or screaming

·         Morgan has lost cognitive growth, function, and the ability to carry on a conversation (mostly limited to repetitive/mimicking speech).

·         Morgan has lost tooth enamel, bone marrow, hair, bladder function, because of side effects from the FDA approved prescription medications.

After 5 years of requesting, Dr. Wood agreed and referred her to The Cannabanoid Medical Clinic in Halifax where she was seen by Dr. Mark Fletcher specializing in cannabis use.

Dr. Fletcher did not hesitate giving Morgan a prescription for 1:20 CBD Oil after looking at her medical history. The Department of Community Services ruled against it and will NOT allow it to be given while in care, forcing us to make the decision between our daughter’s health, welfare and safety.

We the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada and the Minister of Health to  convince the Dept of Community Services to allow all doctor approved therapy including cannabis.