Wednesday, June 1, 2016


I am so grateful that The Rothfeld Center is willing to administer IV Vitamin C to a minor. They fully follow protocols set by clinics that have been front-runners in treating cancer patients with IV Vitamin C. One of those protocols includes testing blood serum levels to make sure the vitamin C saturation is at therapeutic levels (350-400 mg/dL).

The results of the test came back this week and KK is above the therapeutic range (above 500 mg/dL). Beth, the nurse practitioner, presented a few options:

  1. Drop from 75 to 50 grams of vitamin C three times per week.
  2. Receive 75 grams of vitamin C two times per week.
  3. Continue to administer 75 grams of vitamin C three times per week.

I didn't want to make any changes without praying and doing research, especially since I was unfamiliar with saturation levels. I also didn't want to make changes until after the MRI next week.

I found the protocols that The Rothfeld Center follows. After deciphering all the medical jargon, I know that KK's saturation levels, though high, are not toxic (except to cancer cells).

I would appreciate prayers for wisdom and discernment. Selfishly, the idea of reducing treatments from three days to two days per week sounds wonderful. However, my understanding is that the half life of vitamin C is short. Therefore, I would rather do three treatments per week to keep the levels in cancer-fighting range longer. Now I have to decide whether or not to reduce the amount of vitamin C. Honestly, if the MRI shows that the tumor is indeed dying off, I don't see a compelling reason to change what we are doing.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, 
who gives generously to all without finding fault, 
and it will be given to you. 
~ James 1:5 ~

I am grateful that money is not a factor in this decision-making process. Besides the fact that the cost of treatment at The Rothfeld Center is significantly less than what we were paying before, God has provided every penny we need to pay for KK's treatment for the next two months through the generosity of His people.


Heidi Peterson said...

I thank God for His provision for you and am praying for wisdom.

Judy Bleau said...

Agreed! Heidi said it just as I would. <3

Terri said...

Praying for wisdom and rejoicing in His abundant provision!