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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

CPS HAS FREE REIGN TO CONTINUE PRESSURING KATIE TO SUBMIT

Katie said on NBC news that she is making her own decisions and no matter what CPS does or says she will not submit to the treatments.

CPS is the one pressuring Katie into submitting to these treatments. Even the foster parents are pressuring Katie into submitting to treatment. CPS has even contacted and used all of Katie's friends and half-sister to coercise her into submitting to the High Dose chemo treatments. Even Judge Lewis went up to Houston to talk her into the treatments. Katie told him she did not want the High Dose chemo and wasn't going to do it. We found out that when Katie was talking to the Judge she broke down crying. Maybe Judge Lewis enterpreted that wrong. The pressure has been too much on Katie and all of this pressure is coming from CPS, the foster parents, and Judge Lewis. They are telling her she will die without the treatments. This is classic brainwashing and coersion. And on top of all that they have the gual to blame it on the parents and cut off all contact so that their plan may be successful. They take Katie's cell phone away and her computer too. That way she doesn't even have contact with her attorney Linda Schauer. Now, Linda is obligated as her attorney to do what Katie wants, which is to be released to her parents and have them make medical decisions with and for her. Behind the scenes and in court Linda works with CPS to see that Katie gets the recommended treatments. She is even in favor of taking away parental rights if that is what it takes to get Katie the treatment. Yet, she knows Katie doesn't want the treatment. There is a conflict of interest and duty to the client here and Linda Rhodes Schauer should step down as Katie's attorney. The Guardian Ad Litem is the one that does "what is in the best interest of the child" not the Attorney Ad Litem, which Linda is. This mental and emotional abuse of Katie, a cancer patient, is just so wrong. As parents we are being deprived of precious time with Katie that no amount of money could ever repay. As a patient the state is putting Katie's life at risk by continuing to hold her when she publically stated on television that she did not want the treatments and would not submit to them and that this was her own decison. Return her to her parents and we will see that she gets appropiate treatment for her cancer that is not dangerous and risky as the proposed treatment. Katie's last PET scan showed she had no disease and no new active cancer. So there is time to try alternative treatments. If it doesn't work we can always return to chemo and radiation treatments.

We believe the intervening of CPS, the stress put on Katie, and the delays caused by CPS caused the cancer to return back in June. CPS and M. D. Anderson did nothing for 40 days then. Now CPS is doing the same thing. CPS already signed the papers to do the treatment. Katie refused to submit to the treatment. Now they have done nothing for 3 weeks and they want you to again believe that it is the parent's fault. CPS has had control of the situation from day 1 and complete rights to do all medical treatments. Even though we were never guilty of medical neglect. Our injuction to stop treatment was never granted. The court hearings never delayed any treatments they choose. Also, they have had full medical control of my boys since June 1, and we have asked them to fix Jonathan's teeth since June 10th and now it has been more than 3 months and his teeth are not fixed and he is in pain and suffering. In fact they destroyed the relationship we had with our own family dentist and now we can't get care at all. That is what happens when the state steps in and thinks they can do a better job than the parents. Return the control of our children back to us.

Edward