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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

COURT HEARING ON SEPT 6, 2005

CPS,represented by Tom Stuckey, assistant County Attorney, in court repeatedly blamed Edward for Katie's refusal to do the High Dose Chemo treatments and wanted to cut off all communication and visits with both parents. Edward had nothing to do with her refusal for treatment. Katie heard everything about the High Dose Chemo at the conference with the doctors and parents last Tuesday. Katie is very bright and makes up her own mind about things. CPS told us not to discuss the treatments with her and we haven't. This is Katie's decision. I was never so horrified at their requests. They wanted to take away her cell phone and shut off all communication and visits with Katie. Her cell phone is her last hope and contact with the outside world. CPS was also asking to strap her down and sedate her and to force these treatments on her. They are asking Katie to go through this High Dose Chemo and Stem Cell Transpant all alone. She would be in a hospital isolation ward for over 30 days. Ordinary prisoners go nuts after being put in an isolation cell for just a week. Tears streamed down my face as they debated this in front of Judge Lewis. Without the ability to communicate with us I knew Katie would just die. We both weren't allowed to say a word.

Daniel Horne, our attorney, arqued that the parents haven't had access to all the medical information and wanted a second opinion from another hospital such as Baylor, Texas Childrens, or John Hopkins. Daniel felt he could have this second opinion by Friday.

Fortunately cooler heads prevailed and the wisdom of Judge Lewis shown through. Judge Lewis said he also had a daughter and that he would speak to Katie over the telephone in private during a 15 minute recess. When he came back he said that he tried to persuade Katie to go on with the treatments. Judge Lewis indicated that Katie wanted her parents there with her and she could keep her cell phone. The Judge said he thought this was just a lack of trust of the doctors and not enough information. Judge Lewis indicated he would talk to Katie again.

It was ordered to get the second opinions and to meet back in court on Friday at 3pm.

Michele

8 Comments:

  • At Wed Sep 07, 10:28:00 AM 2005, Blogger BSCPS said…

    "CPS was also asking to strap her down and sedate her and to force these treatments on her."

    Imagine that. "Tough Love" from fascists

     
  • At Wed Sep 07, 01:02:00 PM 2005, Blogger ShadowHawk said…

    That's the government for you. They'll help us for our own good, even if it kills us.

     
  • At Wed Sep 07, 04:16:00 PM 2005, Blogger Helawat said…

    When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. I received high dosages of chemo and received radiation on my head and neck.

    Now, I'm twenty years old and studying English lit at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I'm in full remission and I highly advise Katie to accept the chemo therapy. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, but if you refuse your treatments that statement will prove to be true indefinitely.

     
  • At Wed Sep 07, 04:33:00 PM 2005, Blogger BSCPS said…

    Did scum from CPS show up at your door, arrest your mom and put you in four different foster homes, then strap you down and force chemo on you. Not many kids could survive that trauma. The Werneckes are not disputing therapy, they want Katie home and they want her cared for by specialist in Hodgkin’s.

     
  • At Wed Sep 07, 06:26:00 PM 2005, Blogger rightchoice said…

    How amazing that we live in a society that allows mothers to destroy their children in the womb up to the moment of birth, but takes away all parental rights and seeks to impede parental influence after birth. The state wants to tell us how to nourish, medicate, vaccinate, and educate our children. Unless I am mistaken, it appears that Katie and her family have a close, loving relationship and are making choices based on what they all believe is best for Katie. Stand for what you believe is right, girl, and may your brave example help to bring back the respect that the family unit deserves.

     
  • At Fri Sep 16, 11:00:00 AM 2005, Blogger Medvictim said…

    CPS is 'trying to prevent child abuse' by making sure Katie doesn't pass on any suspected 'genetic defects' by having the ability to get pregnant. They don't want to risk getting a pro-life doctor involved who will expose the attempted forced sterilization. According to CPS, Katie is at high risk of having a child with severe birth defects, so they want to make sure she can't have any before becoming sexually active.

     
  • At Fri Sep 16, 11:16:00 AM 2005, Blogger Medvictim said…

    In July 1933, the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring," which had been initiated by Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick, was put into effect. This law required the forced sterilization of German citizens with congenital disabilities such as "feeblemindedness," schizophrenia, manic depression, epilepsy, and more. The sterilizations were performed by doctors throughout the Reich.

    Anyone who has a hereditary illness can be rendered sterile by a surgical operation, if according to the experience of medical science, there is a strong probability that his/her progeny will suffer from serious hereditary defects of a physical or mental nature.

     
  • At Thu Oct 13, 03:54:00 AM 2005, Blogger Admin said…

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