Pray for Katie

Katie is 13 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer. This site is a request to pray for her. Call her prayer pager 1-361-333-KATY (5289), enter your ZipCode and # key, to let her know you have prayed for her. Updates of her progress will be posted on the site. The Power of Prayer is Awesome.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

PET Scan

A PET scan was done on Katie on April 27th. In a PET scan Katie is injected with a radioactive sugar (FDG). Cancer feeds on sugar so if any active cancer is present it shows up as bright blowing areas on the xray films. Here is what they found:
  1. There are no abnormal areas of FDG uptake in the neck, chest, abdomen or pelvis.
  2. No abnormal increased uptake of FDG throughout the entire skeleton.
  3. The presiously described mass in the right paracardiac area demonstrates a fluid density by Hounsfield units and no increased FDG uptake. This appearance is very atypical for lymphoma unless the mass is entirely necrosed.

To me that says there is no active cancer and the tumor is liquidifing. They said this is not normal or "atypical" for lymphoma unless the mass is entirely decomposing or dead. They don't understand it! For us we know that it was the "prayers and the power of God!"

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