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, July 13, 2005

They Began Chemo on Katie Tuesday Morning

The doctors at M. D. Anderson began the first round of chemo on Katie Tuesday morning and was to continue administration of it for five days. This is chemo that will destroy Katie's ability to have kids. Katie has barely had more than a week to heal from her major surgery last Friday. That doesn't seem right, she needs more time to heal. Last Sunday Katie went to Astro World where careless CPS foster care people let her get a sunburn. You don't allow a chemo patient to get a sunburn because the chemo will cause severe blistering.

Michele was with Katie in Houston in the hospital room from Monday and plans to be there till next Sunday when Katie is released. Where was CPS during all this time? Come on now, they signed the papers to do the treatments. They are responsible for Katie being there, getting the chemo etc., and Stella Klein even told us "we were her quests." If Michele is there why wasn't Stella Klein right by her side helping care for Katie? Yet, Stella Klein left Wednesday, and won't be back even after next Monday when Katie is release. Stella wasn't in the room Wednesday when Katie was throwing up having severe stomach pains. She wasn't there when Katie couldn't eat anything. She didn't have to help Katie to the bathroom. The chemo is taking it's effect on her, Katie couldn't even remember what day her aunt was here. She had pain urinating and had dizziness, nervousness and trouble standing; some of the neurological side effects. CPS got what they wanted, and now they abandon Katie during her treatments.

These treatments will take at least six months to complete (longer if Katie gets sick). CPS now wants to keep Katie at a foster home in Houston to keep her within 1 hour to the hospital. She will be separated from her parents and brothers for over 6 months. She would also be separated from all of her friends because she would be forced to go to school up there in Houston. This has got to be very depressing and devastating for a 13 year old girl. The last thing a cancer patient needs to do is get depressed. Katie would be better off being returned to her parents care where she can be with her family and friends. CPS has to be very cruel to want to separate a cancer patient from the support, love, and care of her parents, and family and friends at school.