Making decisions about what you want if you ever need hospitalization in an emergency situation can be daunting for many of us. However, it often relieves the tension to think about what you want and make it clear to everyone involved before a crisis occurs.
Following is a letter that a dear friend wrote to her Doctor in order to be proactive in the event that she developed symptoms of Covid-19 and had to be hospitalized. I thought it was very well written. She gave me permission to include it here and for everyone to copy it for their personal use.
It is important to talk about what you want with your doctor and family ahead of time so that your desires are clearly understood and it will give you time to find a new doctor if your present health care provider is not willing or equipped to do what you ask.
John and I truly hope you and your loved ones are doing well. We are staying in our home except for a safe walk daily. We feel fine.
John and I are taking high dose Vitamin C daily and have for quite awhile. I’ve been taking around 6 grams a day (divided in 2-4 doses) for about 2 years.
It helps me with oxidative stress from inflammation. John has increased his minimum dose of Vitamin C in his multivitamin to around 3 grams a day (divided in 3 doses) for the past 3 weeks.
If either of us needs to go to the hospital, it is important we continue with Vitamin C supplementation. If it is suddenly stopped, it will create a temporary deficiency and it is also very valuable in our recovery.
If we develop symptoms, we both will greatly increase our Vitamin C dosage and frequency. We need to be assured if we need to come to the hospital our wishes to maintain high dose oral Vitamin C is honored. Also, we both want IV Vitamin C in addition to taking it orally, but especially if we are not able to take it orally.
This is a video from Dr. Peter Osborne, discussing studies about high dose Vitamin C and Covid-19. It’s 18 minutes long. I know you are busy but please watch it if you have any hesitations about our request. We think this could save our lives and want our requests to receive high dose Vitamin C implemented should we be admitted to your hospital. The link to this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t6R1u2Br-o&feature=youtu.be
This is a 2-minute video with Dr. Richard Cheng and his report of how he used Vitamin C in China on Covid-19 patients. The link to this video is: http://youtu.be/TC0SO9KDG7U
Please let us know if you are willing and able to honor our wishes to receive oral & IV Vitamin C therapy if admitted to your hospital in the dosage stated in the attached ?
John and Jane Doe
Vitamin C is working in the battle against Covid-19:
High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Covid-19 (March 21,2020)
Rationale for Vitamin C Treatment for Covid-19 and other viruses (April 3, 2020)
Successful High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment of Patients with Serious and Critical Covid-19 Infection (March 18,2020)
Published Research and Articles on Vitamin C as a Consideration for Pneumonia, Lung Infections and the Novel Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2 and Covid-19)
Hospital-based Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Coronavirus and Related Illnesses (February 2, 2020)
Recent OMNS articles on Covid-19:
If you have children and/or older adults or pets that are in your care, decide who will be responsible for them if you are not available. Make a file for every child and/or adult with:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Social security number
- Birth Certificates and Passports
- List of Allergies
- Health issues
- Doctor’s name and contact information*
- Dentists and/or orthodontist’s contact information*
- Health Insurance Name, Insurance Cards, Policy number and contact information*
- School name and contact information*
- Teacher’s name and contact information*
- Special dietary needs
It is also important to have names and contact information of a back-up person in case the person you choose cannot be reached or becomes ill.
Prepare a bag or suitcase for yourself and every person you are responsible for with a week’s worth of clothes, medications and anything else they would need for a week.
Try to have a month’s worth of important supplies in your home, such as non-perishable foods and medications. If you have pets, include a file for them with their daily routine detailed to include meal times. special dietary needs, treats, medications, allergies, when and where they go for daily walks and contact information for their veterinarian.
If you have more ideas on things that should be included in this Plan, please comment below or go to our FaceBook page and share with the group and we will add it to the post.