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, November 28, 2005

M.D. Anderson Reports Us to CPS

Here is the content of that report to CPS:

Katie has recurrent Hodgkin's disease. She was found to have this disease in January 2005 and received treatment in Corpus Christi. When she failed to complete the initial teatment {false}, a complaint of medical neglect was filed with CPS. Katie was then brought to the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for treatment. In June 2005, it was noted that Katie had delveloped recurrent or relapsed Hodgkin's disease. A salvage treatment was initiated, but Katie relapsed. Following this, a third therapy plan was started{false}, but that plan was not completed. In November 2005, Katie's custody was reassigned to the parents. Katie has not been seen at M.D. Anderson since 11/03/05. Katie missed a scheduled appointment on 11/14/05, to evaluate the effectiveness of the most recent chemotherapy at M.D. Anderson and also missed a scheduled appointment on 11/16/05, to plan radiation therapy {false canceled as indicated in blog below and now under other doctors care}. As of early November 2005, Katie had a one in four chance of surviving Hodgkin's disease. Katie's only hope for survival is that the radiation therapy be curative. High dose Vitamin C "therapy" is an unproven or complimentary therapy. It has no documented benefit for patients with Hodgkin's disease. Radiation therapy, however, has cured many people with this disease.