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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, November 21, 2005

Dr. Robert Wells Calls - Says Katie Will Die Without Planned Radiation Treatments

Dr. Wells called from M.D. Anderson and asked what treatments Katie was receiving. I explained we were still continuing the IVC treatments under the care of the Kansas doctors, one of whom was Dr. Hunninghake, as he well knew.

Dr. Wells said Katie would die without receiving the planned radiation treatments. I asked him why he was calling and if he was planning to turn us back into CPS. He said he was considering it.

I told him we were under also under the care of another radiologist oncologist in Kansas but that I could not give him the name of the doctor because the doctor had requested that his name be kept confidential, but that the doctor may contact Dr. Wells for more information if needed.

I wondered about Dr. Wells statements after he hung up. Would he turn us back into CPS? What about "Katie would die if she didn't receive the radiation treatments"? Seems that is the same phrase I heard some 5 months ago about June 1st. Seems some Dr. Alter at Driscoll Children's hospital made the same statement and said Katie would die in 10 days if she didn't get the radiation treatments. Seem to recall that the same M.D. Anderson radiologist Dr. Anita Mahajan made the same recommendation to the court about June 10th. If she needed it and would die without it then why wasn't it done five months ago?

Why was nothing except evaluations done at M.D. Anderson for 40 days? They could have completed the radiation treatments in 21 days. Why was some new and dangerous experimental chemo used on Katie instead? They took my healthy child that had no active cancer on June 1 and reduced her changes of surviving to 20 to 25% with their experimental drugs. Their experimental treatments were a failure. Dr. Wells even admitted that. Now they want to take my child away again. Why? Haven't we and Katie been through enough?

Edward