Cienna is 6 years old. She had her first seizure at the age of 8 months. She didn’t have another seizure until 18 months of age. She was diagnosed as Epileptic, from that day forward she seized almost daily.
She has also been diagnosed with Mild Encephalopathy. The associated symptoms can include subtle personality changes, inability to concentrate, lethargy, progressive loss of memory and thinking abilities, progressive loss of consciousness, and abnormal involuntary movements. She now struggles with Sensory processing disorder, a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. She is extremely sensitive to smell and textures of food, sensitive at times to sound and light, and exhibits an appetite for sensation that is in perpetual overdrive.
Her development was slightly delayed at an early age. She didn’t crawl until 9 months of age and didn’t walk without assistance until 18 months of age. She is now developmentally delayed and functions about a 3 year old. The side effects of the pharmaceutical drugs and seizures that are still not under control continue to riddle her body every day.
The hope for use of CBD is to give Cienna a life without pharma drugs and Epilepsy.
Her Neurologist back home has described her as having a “Quirky Personality” All in all, quirky people are amazing, and great friends with excellent personalities that can bring anyone’s mood up. Her unconditional heart is beautiful.