A New Zealand dairy farmer who caught swine flu and very nearly died was saved after his family insisted that he be treated with intravenous vitamin C.
Believing there ws no hope, medical staff were about to take the farmer off the life support systems. But his three sons insisted the doctors try high doses of Vitamin C, and even hired a top lawyer to push the treatment through against the wishes of the doctors.
The farmer made a rapid recovery, improving within just two days of treatment with the vitamin C infusions — costing only about 30 dollars –, and is now back working on his farm, reports New Zealand TV “60 Minutes”.
Living Proof : IV Vitamin C and swine flu – 60 minutes 18th August 7:30 pm
It was July 2009 and a King Country dairy farmer was admitted to Auckland hospital with complications to swine flu. The farmer, transferred to intensive care and was in an induced coma with machines keeping him alive, including an ECMO machine, a complex life support system which takes over the function of the lungs. After 3 weeks the family were told that all ICU specialists were in unanimous agreement that the farmer “should be removed from ECMO and be allowed to die. Continuing is only prolonging his inevitable death”
However, the family were not prepared to lose their husband and father without a fight and refused to believe that all avenues of treatment had been explored. When an extended family member suggested intravenous Vitamin C as a treatment option, the family thought they had nothing to lose by trying it.
After a week of the IVC treatment, the farmer was well enough to come off the ECMO machine and is now fit, well and back on the farm.