We arrived at the CHIPSA Hospital late Monday night and immediately the nurse and Dr. Lopez greeted us. Dr. Lopez is so kind and went over a few things with us and then let us go on to bed. Tuesday morning at 7am sharp it all started. Blood tests, B12 injection, supplements, the first coffee enema, the first juice all began within the first 90 minutes of waking up. It was a bit of a whirlwind. Dr. Lopez sat with us again and explained some things and then off we went to eat breakfast in the recreation room. . . wow, the breakfast. I was a little shocked at our trays. I saw foods that I was a bit surprised by which I wasn’t expecting Ryan to eat. I didn’t even know everything on his plate. I could see Ryan’s face. The “oh crap” I need to eat this look. Of course neither one of us ate a lot and the doc came by and said, “Eat! Your body needs this food. It’s specifically balanced and your body needs all the energy for everything you are starting to do!” We tried. We didn’t do so well. Maybe next time. To be honest with you, the whole day was tough. All the enemas, all the juices, all the supplements throughout the day. Ryan didn’t have a hard time drinking the juices, just so many! We did have some funny moments as the ladies walk around with the juices hell bent on finding you no matter where you are in the building. They will find you and you will drink your fresh juice every hour on the hour! They are very sweet though!
The toughest part of the day was the I.V. For some reason Ryan’s veins were rolling and the veins weren’t giving output (my translation may be a bit off on the actual term/word). This is probably due to dehydration from the travel and the body’s shock from the onset of new diet, supplement & therapies (5 coffee enemas/day). Taking blood was super easy but getting the vein to stick for the IV was a different story. It took 5 attempts and on the last one she had to dig and just go for it. Thankfully, it stuck well and Ryan can keep it on for a few days since every day but Sunday’s he has some type of IV treatment. If the issue arises again, the doctor and surgeon have offered additional options. We are hoping to not have to go with those options. Ryan is quite funny about having a port of any kind be put on his body.
Once the IV was ready the nurse started the administration of the Coley’s Toxins. (to learn more about Coley’s click here and to watch a video about Coley’s click here.) I believe it took about 45 minutes for it to go into his body. Thru the whole process they take your vitals including temperature to monitor the reaction. Once the IV finished Ryan had another coffee enema. The purpose of the coffee enema is not to clear out the intestines, but the quart of water in the enema stimulates peristalsis in the gut. A portion of the water also dilutes the bile and increases the bile flow, thereby flushing toxic bile (loaded with toxins by the glutathione S-transferase enzyme system) out of the intestines. To learn more about coffee enemas click here.
Ryan was finishing up in the bathroom when all of a sudden the chills and muscle spasms hit. He literally yelled for me and we quickly dressed him. The nurse had just stepped out so I found her and she immediately came in and helped us get him in the bed and covered. She took all his vitals. With an understanding nod she smiled as this was a very good sign. The chills and spasms lasted about 20 minutes then his body rested thru a low grade fever of about 100-101 degrees. I know it is hard to understand, a fever?! Essentially the Coley’s toxin induces a reaction from the immune system. When the immune system goes on the attack it literally attacks the malignant cells. I have read many articles and old published material. What I find even more amazing is that Dr. Coley established his therapy back in 1893!!! For over 100 years doctors around the world have been administering Coley’s successfully!
Ryan rested for about 30-45 minutes after the chills calmed, then dinner arrived. While Ryan was eating he realized that even though he was still hot his body actually felt good. I don’t quite understand it all but the doc and nurse were very pleased with his first treatment. Usually cancer patients exhibit little to no response on the first treatment because their immune systems are so compromised, but since Ryan had started hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) and vitamin C infusions last week he was already a step ahead. It was the boost Ryan needed to make it thru the end of the day.
There is so much more to share and I will be doing so as time allows. The doctors here treat a patient as a whole. They are not interested in just attacking the cancer and leaving the rest of the person ill physically and mentally. They realize that beating cancer and living a healthy life comes by looking at everything: mental, physical, diet, nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and more. The conversations we have already had with the doctors have been therapeutic and soul searching. The only word I can say at this time that encompasses my emotions: PEACE. I’m so glad we are here. It might not be easy, but wow will it be worth it!
Live free . . . because YOLO!
PS: If you want to know more about the CHIPSA hospital and all the treatments Ryan will be doing while in Mexico please visit their website: http://chipsahospital.org/
If you want to know all about the Gerson diet and enemas, please visit the CHIPSA website and the Gerson Institute’s website: www.gerson.org
If you are interested in buying a coffee enema kit, you can do so here.
Live Free . . . because YOLO!