From Tracy Ryan, June 24, 2014 Sophie has been on high concentrated THC and CBD cannabis oil at a gram a day since she started chemo in October of 2013. We worked her up to that dose slowly and the only side effects she ever had was a little sleepiness that completely went away as she acclimated to the oils. Now her only side effect is hunger which is amazing since the chemo can affect her appetite.
When we give Sophie her medicine we separate them into 4 doses and give them 3 hours apart. The experts that we work with believe that by separating the THC and CBD it allows the THC to attach to the CB1 receptors, and the CBD to attach to the CB2 receptors without competition which results in better absorption. We truly believe that THC plays a huge part in killing her tumor, and she has continued to be on approximately a 2:1 ratio of THC to CBD. The results we are seeing are just incredible!
Sophie’s tumor has surpassed everything that doctors told us was possible with chemo alone, and we are only at month 9 of a 13 month chemo protocol. Because of the amount of shrinkage we are seeing we truly believe we’ll be able to quit chemo after her next set of scans in 2 months.
On top of the amazing shrinkage we have seen, Sophie has also continued to gain weight and has a great quality of life despite having chemo once a week with short breaks from time to time. Her hair is growing back, she is advancing developmentally, and despite the need for frequent blood transfusions she is otherwise really happy and healthy. We truly, truly believe that we will completely get rid of this tumor, and Sophie will not have to live with a mass in her brain for the rest of her life.
Because of the amazing results we are seeing not only with our child, but with many other children whose families we are now close to, I am refocusing my life on being an advocate for treating pediatric cancer with cannabis. I am seeing children get sent home to die when chemo and radiation didn’t work, and cannabis completely ridding their bodies of tumors. It’s like watching miracles every day of my life, and being a part of this movement has been the most rewarding experience of my life!! I tell people that I am living a dream that was spawned from a nightmare. I went from not knowing if my child would survive to being a witness to the most beautiful of miracles. I thank God every day for giving us this miraculous plant. I just pray that our government will soon open its eyes so everyone who needs to use this medicine can do so without fear of prosecution.
In the video below you will see the tumor from September 2013 on the left and June 2014 on the right, as explained by the neurologist.