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, June 29, 2005

Katie Wernecke's Six Biopsy Samples Negative

Doctors at M.D. Anderson took 6 biopsy samples of the tumor on Thursday the 23rd and all were negative. Michele Wernecke was told by the doctors at the time of biopsy that: “They took 6 samples just in case two might have come back negative.” The doctors were carefully guided by a live cat scan while taking the biopsies during the procedure so they couldn’t miss and they took a lot of extra samples. Doctors at M.D. Anderson found just dead cells, scar tissue and fibers in the six biopsy samples.

Edward and Michele Wernecke say: “It is a miracle! It is the healing power of God. It is an answer to millions of prayers by caring people. Praise God.”

Now, the doctors at M.D. Anderson are not satisfied with that. They want to do a more invasive procedure on Thursday to obtain more samples. This would involve cutting her throat again and going in from the top, or cutting a portion of rib bone out and going in from the side of the chest.

Edward and Michele say: “When is it going to stop. Three surgeries in one week are too much for anyone. This surgery is not necessary and is very risky and the previous chemo treatments have weakened her immune system and blood counts. An infection at this stage could kill her.”

CPS and the State of Texas has had custody of Katie for nearly 30 days and she has received no treatments that they said were necessary to save her life and used to justify taking her from her parents in the first place. Now 6 biopsy samples were negative. It’s time to release Katie to her parents and bring her home. Edward said: “It’s time for folks to call their State Representatives, the Attorney General and the Governor of Texas and ask them to intervene to get Katie back home with her parents immediately.”