An Evansville, Indiana couple has had the medical care of their toddler taken over by Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, and Indiana Child Protective Services (CPS). Jade and Lehla Jerger, parents of Jaelah Jerger, sought answers for more than 8 months for their daughter's "uncontrollable jerk of her body." When a neurologist at Riley Children's Hospital diagnosed her with epilepsy, they began to research the best treatments for their daughter. A Chiropractic Neurologist began treating Jaelah with CBD oil (also known as "Charlotte's Web Hemp Oil"), and reportedly at the lowest dosage they saw a reduction in seizures from 50 a day to 2-4 a day. CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp, and is not psycho-active due to almost no THC (the chemical that makes one "high"). It was made famous through national TV exposure from Dr. Gupta Sanjay’s CNN documentary “Weed,” featuring a young girl’s struggle with a life threatening type of chronic epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome. However, doctors at Riley Children's Hospital disagreed with the treatment of CBD oil, allegedly telling the parents they were "killing" their daughter by not giving her the pharmaceutical drug Keppra. The parents sought a second opinion from another pediatric neurologist who told them to continue with the CBD oil, but doctors from Riley allegedly reported the parents to CPS, and now the parents are being forced to give their daughter a drug that gives her serious side effects, or have their daughter taken away from them.

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