Hello. Thanks for all your help. Since Gary's kidney stone is only in the first stages of moving around, he only had a now and then throbbing ... not the severe pain yet. So, of course, the throbbing wasn't happening at the time we did the dissolving routine. So, we only have to have faith that it worked. If the throbbing doesn't appear again within a week or so, then we'll feel pretty confident that it worked.
At first we tried to do the juice fast with it, but he doesn't do well at all with fasts. So when he started to have "gurgling" in his stomach and feeling a little urpy, I gave him more solid things such as cream of wheat and later squash and later fruit, etc. Kept different kinds of items separated in different hours. He did much better after that. Hope we didn't hurt the effectiveness of the brew too much. Didn't give him an actual regular meal until after the last dose of the day.
The brew is sour, but other than that not too bad. Discovered that purchasing a cheap juicer at Walmart is a waste of money. The money you save on the juicer is eaten up by the extra apples you need since it leaves so much juice in the pulp. Fortunately, I was able to return it and have since purchased a much better quality juicer. At least the cheap juicer got us through this particular dissolving brew.