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.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Court Hearing - 4pm Friday

A prelimary report from the PET scan indicated that their may be some activity returning. Our attorneys were not given a copy of the report before the hearing. Dr. Alter was at the hearing and smiling because now he could continue his treatments. Judge Lewis was not inclined to release Katie to her parents. He took Dr. Alter's recommendations to start chemo, then evaluate, then to do radiation on Katie.

No alternative treatments options were offered by the doctors here or at M D Anderson hospital. Only one doctor from M D Anderson signed their report and it was just a carbon copy of Dr. Alters and Dr. Mullins recommendations. You would have expected a team of doctors from M D Anderson to evaluate Katie with at least three doctors writing and signing the report. Yet she was examined by an intern! Hey guys, my child's life is on the line.

Katie was to remain in CPS custody. CPS now has control of Katie and is able to begin treatments.

Again it should be an issue of the parents rights to choose the treatment for their child and not the state. Katie's CASA representative and attorney Ad litem did not even take a stand to protect Katie's rights.