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Colorado Springs family to be featured on 'The Doctors' today

By: News services
October 6, 2014 Updated: October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm
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Caden Clark has had seizures since the day he was born. He had his first grand mal seizure, characterized by violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness, at 2 months old. That's when he was diagnosed with catastrophic epilepsy.

Over the past 10 years, Kim and her husband, Chris, have tried 17 different drug combinations to stop Caden's seizures, according to "The Doctors" TV show. The family moved to the Colorado Springs area in the past year.

The Clark family will be on "The Doctors" at 1 p.m. Monday on KRDO-TV.

Some drug combinations reduced the frequency of the seizures, but they often returned and got more severe as his body adjusted to the medication. In addition, the medications caused side effects that further reduced his quality of life.

After Caden started having drop seizures, when he fell to the ground like someone hit him, his parents grew concerned that he'd injure himself. He wore a helmet to protect his head, and his doctors recommended a right frontal lobotomy.

Since starting medical marijuana, Caden has seen an 85 to 90 percent reduction in seizures, according to the Clark family.

"This treatment has changed everything," Kim Clark said in a new release from "The Doctors."

"I'm getting to see my son and know my son for the first time." 

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