The Jerger family is a classic success story. Their toddler Jaelah was having up to 100 seizures per day, but those started to dissipate when they started using hemp oil extract. Her father Jade says Jaelah is down to just two seizures per day now that they are using the hemp product.
They did their research and scheduled lots of doctor visits, and that’s when the problems started. During one of the visits they were prescribed a prescription drug, and they say Jaelah hasn’t been reacting well. The Jergers say their daughter is fussy and whiny, won’t eat nor sleep. As well, her father Jade says one of the side effects is infertility later in life.
They have been giving her the medicine but still CPS was called on the family. They say they are doing everything in their power to keep their daughter healthy and safe and were blindsided when CPS knocked on the door. They say CPS created a plan of action that includes having their daughter tested weekly to make sure that she is still on the drug.
They want their decision making back. The Jergers say they know their daughter best and what she needs. They say they are sick of being told what to do and want their autonomy back.
Neither CPS nor the hospital the Jergers say called CPS would comment on this story.