Neurology and the need for proper treatment
Without exception, every visit presents dif¿cult medical situations. Sixteen-year-old Martha was one of these cases. An epileptic, she had been given too much of the wrong medicine to control seizures, but had never been seen by a specialist. Through our partnership with World Vision, we found her in terrible condition with severe secondary gingival hyperplasia and uncontrolled seizures. She was seen by our neurology program. With the correct treatment her gum disease was corrected and her seizures are now under control.Thanks to neurologist Dr. Lester Coello and his willingness to volunteer his services one day per week, CAMO assists with treatment of sixty-eight children with some form of neurological condition. Some, on coming to us, had up to twenty-one seizures a day. Now, under Dr. Coello’s treatment, the seizures are controlled completely. Through our partnership with World Vision, they assist with the cost of the medicine in some cases, while we cover the rest.
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Left: Sixteen-year-old Martha at home, suffering from secondary gingival hyperplasia and uncontrolled seizures.
Right: Martha a few months after receiving the appropriate treatment from our neurology programs