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, September 12, 2005

Missy's Story A Lot Like Katie's

Missy's Story is a lot like Katie Wernecke's. Katie was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma nodular sclerosis Stage II B, bulky disease. Missy had a lesser Stage I B. Remember how every doctor said the radiation treatments would kill the roots of Katie's tumor and she would be cured. Well Missy had the radiation treatments and it didn't cure her disease. It still came back. Now they want to do High-Dose chemo. Well they did High-Dose chemo on Missy and a stem cell transplant and she died. Just 15 days after transplant Missy died of pneumonia. Do you understand what that means. Missy did High-Dose chemo. She would remain in the hospital for about 4 weeks thereafter in an isolation ward to prevent any infections. She would be given antibotics to prevent infection while in the hospital. Missy got pneumonia while in the hospital and on antibotics! Missy died while in the hospital! How tragic! We don't won't Katie to die in the arms of strangers. Now understand this. Dr. Hayes-Jordon carelessly removed Katie's thymus gland saying "she didn't need it." Well the thymus gland is necessary for producing hormones that activate the immune system and producing the T cells that fight cancer. Katie may never have an immune system again if they do High-Dose chemo and wipe her immune system out. She may not be able to rebuild an immune sytem without the thymus gland. So any simple bacteria could kill her. Also remember that Katie had mycoplasma pneumonia that damaged one lung and Dr. Hayes-Jordon deflated and damaged the other lung at the removal of the thymus gland. Katies's counts are down and now they want to do the High Dose chemo. This could happen to Katie and she could die just like Missy. There is no emergency as the cancer is currently dead again. Statistics on Hodgkin's cure rates lie! They never count anyone who dies during the treatments. They never count anyone who dies of something else during the time of their Hodgkin's. So Missy's death is never counted in their statistics because she died during treatment and because she died of pneumonia. That is how the doctors make their success rate with cancer look so good. That is how they make it look like the treatments were successful when they were not. The actual cure rate on all cancers is about 3 %. Missy's Story shows our concerns and fears are real.