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.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Preliminary results of the latest biopsy, last Thursday were negative.
What was supposed to be a simple camera biopsy with a 3/8 inch hole turned into a disaster and a major surgery. They made the first entry between her ribs on her back on her left side. Then they made another. Then they made another. She had three holes and that wasn't enough so they cut a 5 inch incision between the ribs. Forcing the ribs apart, the doctor put her hand in between the ribs and ripped out the thymus gland. The gland was sent to the lab and examined under the microscope. They found no cancer. We were told that they would send it off for analysis and we would get the final results in about 5 days. Final results expected at end of this week. They collapsed her lung during the surgery and they had to put in a chest tube. Michele was with her day and night until she was released from the hospital. When it came time to release her on July 4th at 1:30 pm CPS worker Stella Klein could not be found to sign her out of the hospital. It took till 4:30 pm to find a Lutheran Social Services worker to come and check her out. Where was CPS and the fostor mom? They weren't there to receive instructions on how to care for her and dress her wounds. What kind of care will she receive? Removing the entire thymus gland was unnecessary when all they needed was a small tissue sample of it to check for cancer. When is enough enough?