The love and support we have been getting from all of you is overwhelming (in an excellent way)!!!!
All of your contributions of love, prayers and financial support are so touching I have cried more than once. I want all of you to know how beautiful you are and how much your love and generosity have touched my heart forever. I will always remember this time as a time that my community rose up in love. I feel so moved by the abounding positive energy coming my way and feel that everything is going exactly as it should have. No regret, no blame, no looking back.
As for Dominic, it is day 7 here at Hippocrates. He has been through his ups and downs and some days feels good and others awful. Today is one of the awful days as he can’t eat for fear of vomiting and his energy is very low. He was able to eat yesterday though and I was thrilled.
The Hippocrates staff has been so amazing and supportive. We met with both Brian and AnnaMarie Clement, and they are giving us so much love, guidance and support. They feel he needs to do a lot of work by drinking the green juice and wheatgrass, doing the wheatgrass implants 2x a day and taking other therapies such as oxygen and deep infrared sauna as well as vitamin/mineral injections, chelation and something called carnivora which eats the proteins around the cancer cells opening them up to be destroyed by the oxygen. I’m not giving this technical justice, but it all sounds really powerful to me. Dominic is doing all of it and drinking as much as he can although it is hard to keep it down most days.
We are on a diet of green sprouts, greens, sprouted beans and some extras like nuts and avocados in low amounts. No salt or sugar whatsoever or fruit or anything with a glycemic index that would anyway feed the leukemia. I am eating the same diet as him. Today we were both craving sweets and carbs. That’s what happens after a week with nothing sweet.
The second week promises to be easier. Dom has now adapted to the food somewhat and is getting braver about asking the chef for special things like spring rolls. We have juice 3 times a day, wheatgrass 2 times a day and do wheatgrass implants (rectal) 2 times per day. There are 2 meals a day, lunch and dinner and breakfast is juice. Dom is getting some cooked milet in the morning right now just to keep his strength up and to ease him into the program. The folks here gave him his own little cart to wheel around in since he gets tired so easily and it’s really cute. It’s red, and he thinks it makes him look silly but I’m so grateful he has it.
Dominic’s dad and stepmom are here visiting this weekend and Dom is very happy about that. They went to a movie yesterday and played miniature golf today. Just things to keep him occupied and his mind off of everything else.
Mealtimes are a big deal around here as it seems we are always hungry and excited about the next one. Can’t wait to see what they are serving tonight.