Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler’s mind
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On a Tuesday last summer, Erin Mandeville was at a CVS buying medicine for her five-month-old baby, Gabriel. Close to 4PM, she noticed her infants eyes roll back in quick succession. It was the first of Gabriels many episodes of infantile spasms that would follow.
Spasms or epileptic seizures can be catastrophic for young children. Doctors at Boston Childrens Hospital tried every route and medicine to help Gabriel as his seizures progressed aggressively.
He was missing huge milestones in his childhood, said Mandeville.