Cannabis nasal spray has reportedly been helping a 14-year-old boy with a rare epileptic disease keep from going through his regular seizures, according to his mother Renee Petro. Having a seizure attack mid-interview, the boy recovered following the spray in seconds.
Renee Petro, a mother of a child with a rare disease called Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), said her son, Brendan, has been saved by the invention of a new cannabis nasal spray that keeps him from having seizures.
Cannabis Nasal Spray Stops Seizure During Interview
During an interview with ABC action news, Petro’s son was smiling, laughing and running around when she realized he was about to have a seizure.
She grabbed his arm as his eyes rolled back and saliva came out of his mouth.
Petro gently laid him down on the carpet and ran to get his cannabis nasal spray and gave it to Branden. In only a few seconds, the medicine started working.
She then picked him up and walked him to the couch to rest. Five minutes later, the 14-year-old was back to running around the house and laughing.
Petro said that without the spray, his seizure would have been significantly more intense and would have lasted for another 30 or 45 seconds.
Brendan’s Epileptic History
According to his mother, Brendan was first diagnosed when he was 8 years old with the rare disease, and was on 20 different drugs in attempt to treat his seizures. Now Petro says that he is only on one medication.
Petro said that with the cannabis nasal spray “he just recently went 30 days without a seizure, and the aggression, rage, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, has virtually gone away just be weaning him off of these drugs.
Brendan’s Mother on Medical Marijuana Legalization
With the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida, Petro is sincerely hoping that other parents struggling to save their children from seizures would hold onto hope that relief is on the way.
Given that the political baggage that comes with marijuana use has been decreasing, Petro has hope that cannabis-based medicines could help many other families.