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.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Medical Naziism in America by Sprittibee

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Medical Naziism In America

Does Anyone Care If a Child is Sacrificed for CPS to SAVE FACE?

Remember Katie Wernecke? Well, I did as her dad requested and wrote my representatives. I also wrote to some church leaders who are nationally televised, and to the President. I made sure that everyone who got the letter saw the list of names on the bottom which I was sending it to. In case you are just joining in on the Katie case, you can read the details here: Katie Wernecke Case Summary (this post is also available on Katie's Blog as well as current updates from her family).

Texas Apathy to Tyranny

I got a response back from one senator (Democrat) who asked me to fill out some paperwork before she would talk to me any further on the case because of privacy laws. I got a letter back from another senator (Republican) thanking me for sending me a copy of the letter I wrote to President Bush - with no other remarks. I then got a letter from Tom Craddick at the Texas House of Representatives (he is the Speaker) that seriously disturbed me as a Texas Citizen.

Here was Tom's reply:

Thank you for taking the time to write me regarding Katie Wernecke. Your concern for Katie and her family is greatly appreciated. My office is closely monitoring the actions that Child Protective Services (CPS) takes in this case.

As you are aware, this widely publicized case is rapidly developing. On June 16, 2005, the court ruled that Katie is to remain in foster care while she receives treatment for her cancer. The court will reassess the situation very soon. Until then, Katie will remain in CPS care and receive immediate medical treatment per the recommendation of her team of doctors.

Child Protective Services has informed us that every effort will be made to include Katie's parents in her medical care, including their attending her appointments and treatments. The ultimate goal of CPS is to reunite a healthy Katie with her family.

Thank you, again, for writing. Please feel free to contact my office if we can be of further assistance.

Sincerely, Tom Craddick, Speaker

State Assumes Control of Your Kids

CPS's goal is to reunite a healthy Katie with her family? Since when was it the STATE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH? I thought we were a free country where parents raised their children in the manner they see fit, and have ultimate control over the family's medical choices?

Update on Katie

Since I last wrote about Katie on my blog, CPS has mysteriously produced what they claim as proof that Katie still has cancer (after six tests and an un-necessary surgery to remove her thymus gland). They showed the parents one slide with four cells that had an extra nucleus and told them that 90% of what was removed had been proven to have Hodgkin's. Although on the slide, there were hundreds of normal cells, and it was the only slide provided. They also have lied about meeting times and included people in the meetings that are not privileged to have Katie's medical information. They have put Katie in a home with seven other children while she is enduring chemo treatments, and the more exposure to germs you have during Chemo, the better your chance of infection is. CPS chose a drug that would sterilize Katie even though they had been requested by Katie and her father that they use a safer chemo treatment because she hoped to have children as an adult.

CPS has not allowed Katie proper healing time to recover from surgery before they started their harsh chemo treatment plan. They chose a treatment plan that would drag on for six months depending on her ability to handle it (and she has not been able to handle the chemo well so far). She will have to be separated from her friends and family for this unbelievably long period of time and forced to go to school in Houston during this time at foster home. Katie was allowed to get dehydrated because of lack of IV fluids by CPS after her treatments while in foster care... which is what we call MEDICAL NEGLECT (the same thing they took Katie from her parents for).

CPS has repeatedly denied visitation and religious rights to Katie and her family. They have refused to give medical information to Katie's family, even in a time of crisis regarding her blood count being dangerously low - and she has had to receive blood transfusions again from the public blood supply even though her mother has offered to donate blood for Katie. The list goes on and on if you read her updates on the Pray for Katie blog.

Blood Boiling

Does this sound like "care" that CPS is providing? Does it sound like "every effort" is being made to include Katie's parents?

I don't care WHAT CPS's ULTIMATE GOAL IS. THEY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO KEEP KATIE WERNECKE FROM HER FAMILY OR DO ANYTHING MEDICALLY TO HER!!!! And YES - I AM SHOUTING! I hope they take all these people involved in this case DOWN over this. Especially the doctors and CPS cronies. These people need to be shipped to Guantanamo.

posted by Sprittibee @ 1:25 PM

1 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree that CPS has again stepped way overbounds on Katie's case. We have some friends that had to go through the CPS system due to no fault of their own but a fluke accident. CPS is not willing to work with family or friends everything is according to their rules which are often not logical. Even if their is no previous neglect or cause for concern,and numerous character wittnesses to your parenting skills and even having outside positive evalations by professionals will not get your kids back. If a family member or church member is willing to take in the child or children until the situation is worked out CPS will usually refuse wanting the kids to go to foster care of their choice. My friends case turned out fine and was dismissed but only after many many months of waiting, taking classes on parenting and living without your kids. This is trama that the children will always remember. I believe that there will be a sad day in our country when we will be jailed and our children taken away from us just because we chose to spank our own children. God has given us our children to care for and He gives the parents wisdom regarding the medical care of their children not CPS.

Concerned for the nation

7/28/2005 4:08 PM

Comment from Dad:

If this makes your "blood boil' then please help us fight CPS to return Katie to her parents. The separation, heartbreak, dispair, and emotional truama Katie is going through is enough to kill her with out all the life threatening chemo treatments she is being forced to undergo. CPS has told so many lies in the press and media even the Speaker of the House believes them. Are your kids next? We have got to put a stop to this out of control CPS agency. Write and call your Texas state representatives, especially the Speaker of the House, the Texas Senate, and the Governor of Texas. You can find some prewritten letters at http://www.compassionchildren.org/katie.htm. Your own words or experiences are better, but use the letters as a starting point. Donations are also needed. Use the links at the right of this blog or go to http://www.compassionchildren.org. You may email Katie or the family with the link at the right of the blog.

You may contact or send letters to Katie or her family at:

Edward & Michele Wernecke
P.O. Box 132
Agua Dulce, Texas, 78330

Keep praying for Katie. Because of your prayers she didn't get the blood transfusion; at the last minute her blood counts were going up. Pray for her protection from the damaging chemo treatments. God Bless You All.

Edward & Michele Wernecke

Sunday, July 24, 2005

From an Email - Katie - "An Angel From Heaven"

I had the awesome privledge to have Katie in my home during her stay at her first foster home.

I would like to say to anyone listening this is the most wonderful child I have ever met. She is mature beyond her years. I dont think I would have responded to all the trials she has been through with such courage and grace. She is truly an angel from heaven.

I firmly believe PRIDE is an issue on behalf of KIM GARCIA the CPS worker. I think she has overstepped her bounderies and is too prideful to admit it. I believe she would rather sacrifice Katie and her family instead of admit she was wrong. What a pity that someone would sacrifice a child to save face.

I pray THE LORD will move on Katie's behalf and on the hearts of all those involved in this case. My family and my church are going to be in constant prayer for Katie and her family. I teach a class of young girls at church and when I ask about prayer request Katie is always on the list.I KNOW GOD HEARS THESES PRAYERS AND HE WILL BE GLORIFIED WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE.

We love you Katie.........Monica Pinkerton & family

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Katie's Blood Counts Dangerously Low!!

CPS informed us that Katie's blood counts were dangerously low, but would not tell us the level. They said she would probably be admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a blood transfusion. Again we requested that they use Michele's blood due to religious beliefs and concerns about the safety of public blood and CPS refused to honor our request. There is time to take and prepare the blood from Michele before Saturday. CPS is without excuse this time in violating our religious beliefs.

A blood transfusion is not normally needed after the first chemo like this, but may become necessary after 3 or 4 chemo rounds. However, remember they carelessly and needlessly removed Katie's thymus gland and did not allow time to heal and recover from that major surgery before doing this chemo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

CPS Denies Visitation & Religious Rights

July 20, 2005

Dear Stella Klein, Henry Gonzales, Diane Bonneau:

RE: Visitation Katie Wernecke

We have not been notified of any family visitations.
Katie has been denied the free exercise of her religious beliefs.
Certainly denial of visitation rights and religious beliefs is not in the best interest of Katie and her family.

We hereby request a visitation with Katie Wernecke.

1. Katie’s brothers have not seen Katie since June 19, 2005.
2. Katie has not been to church with the family since June 19, 2005.

We request a visit to be arranged in Corpus Christi or at our home on Saturday July 23, 2005 when all family members can be in attendance. We request that Katie be allowed to attend a Sabbath service in our home at 1:00 PM on the same day to exercise her religious beliefs without interference.

Sincerely,



Edward D. Wernecke


Sent by Fax to

CPS 887-7496
Luis Corona 883-4735
Daniel Horne 884-6649
Thomas Stuckey 888-0577
Linda Schauer 884-2822
CASA 884-2279

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

CPS Fails to Care for Katie, Needs IV fluids.

CPS is caring for Katie after the chemo treatment. CPS has Katie in a Houston foster home. CPS was given strict instructions by the doctors regarding Katie's care following chemo, after being released Sunday from the hospital. CPS allowed Katie to become very dehydrated Monday and she was very sick. Katie had to be taken to the Hospital for IV's on Monday. They pumped fluids into her for two hours. CPS told us she was "fine". Katie told us she was not all right, but very sick Monday and Tuesday. Such dehydration can lead to numerous problems including bladder problems and kidney failure. Katie remains in the foster home with 7 other kids and shares a room with 2 other kids. This is also a very dangerous situation. Katie's blood counts will drop after chemo and she will be highly susceptible to any infection. She needs to be isolated. The more exposure to people, the greater the risk of infection.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Letter from Katie to Judge, CPS, CASA, Ad Litem

Dear Judge Carl Lewis:

I really, really want to be back home with my family. I really, miss my brothers alot. I want to continue to go to school in Banquete where all my friends are. I have already read 2 books for school next year and would like to read the 3rd book but it would be a waste of time to read it if I don't go to school there.

I wish my dad could stay with me when I am in the hospital. I would also like my parents to make all my medical decisions. I don't want any radiation treatments. I would rather do chemotherapy instead of radiation.

I want to see my grandparents, aunts, and uncles again. I miss my family and grandparents very much.

Sincerely,

Katie Wernecke

P.S. I feel like a prisoner here at the hospital because there is an officer following us every where we go.

I would like to have kids in the future. CPS and the doctors never explain the side effects.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

They Began Chemo on Katie Tuesday Morning

The doctors at M. D. Anderson began the first round of chemo on Katie Tuesday morning and was to continue administration of it for five days. This is chemo that will destroy Katie's ability to have kids. Katie has barely had more than a week to heal from her major surgery last Friday. That doesn't seem right, she needs more time to heal. Last Sunday Katie went to Astro World where careless CPS foster care people let her get a sunburn. You don't allow a chemo patient to get a sunburn because the chemo will cause severe blistering.

Michele was with Katie in Houston in the hospital room from Monday and plans to be there till next Sunday when Katie is released. Where was CPS during all this time? Come on now, they signed the papers to do the treatments. They are responsible for Katie being there, getting the chemo etc., and Stella Klein even told us "we were her quests." If Michele is there why wasn't Stella Klein right by her side helping care for Katie? Yet, Stella Klein left Wednesday, and won't be back even after next Monday when Katie is release. Stella wasn't in the room Wednesday when Katie was throwing up having severe stomach pains. She wasn't there when Katie couldn't eat anything. She didn't have to help Katie to the bathroom. The chemo is taking it's effect on her, Katie couldn't even remember what day her aunt was here. She had pain urinating and had dizziness, nervousness and trouble standing; some of the neurological side effects. CPS got what they wanted, and now they abandon Katie during her treatments.

These treatments will take at least six months to complete (longer if Katie gets sick). CPS now wants to keep Katie at a foster home in Houston to keep her within 1 hour to the hospital. She will be separated from her parents and brothers for over 6 months. She would also be separated from all of her friends because she would be forced to go to school up there in Houston. This has got to be very depressing and devastating for a 13 year old girl. The last thing a cancer patient needs to do is get depressed. Katie would be better off being returned to her parents care where she can be with her family and friends. CPS has to be very cruel to want to separate a cancer patient from the support, love, and care of her parents, and family and friends at school.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Chemo to Permantly Sterilize Katie

The doctors have shown their unkindness by using drugs that would sterilize my daughter. The doctors have shown an uncaring attitude toward the Wernecke’s by Dr. Wells’ refusing to honor the phone call request of Edward to stop the planned chemo and change to another safer drug option shown below. Nor did they offer a clinical trail such as below. The doctors were obligated under patient rights to explain all alternative treatment options to us or to CPS. The doctors said "this is our recommendation and you must do it all". The doctors and CPS never explained to Katie that these chemo treatments would make her sterile. They are in charge of her medical care and were to explain everything to her. They did not even provide an opportunity to store eggs. This is a question of bioethics and professional code of conduct.

We asked the doctors two important questions last Friday: One, what was the cure rate for the proposed treatments for Katie’s cancer? Two, what other evidence do you have to show that this cancer has returned and is active cancer? Realize that everyone has cancer cells in their body and that your immune system destroys these cells. Two questions that any concerned parent would expect an answer to. We wanted to know that the cell picture we were shown actually represented actively growing cancer in Katie, since they actually removed that tissue and it was no longer in her body. And finally, when we go through these treatments with Katie, what is her chance of being cured with these treatments?

The treatment regimen included 4 cycles of chemo with ifosfamide and venorelbine. Then High Dose Chemo, to totally wipe out the bone marrow and white blood cells which takes you to the point of death and requires one to be in hospital isolation ward for over a month. Some people die from this procedure alone. Then a Stem Cell Transplant and then Radiation therapy of the full neck and chest.

Hodgkin’s is probably least understood but has the greatest cure rate of any cancer. Surely the doctors at M. D. Anderson, the greatest cancer center in the world, are proud of their cure rate especially with a so easily cured cancer such as Hodgkin’s. During the meeting, the doctors, at M. D. Anderson, refused to quote a cure rate. Why?

Also, we asked the doctors to show us evidence that this cancer has returned and is active. They did not answer us. I then asked why if this cancer is back was it stated in the report to the court that there was no change in the CAT scan done by M.D. Anderson on June 20th and the one done in Corpus Christi on April 22, 2005. You see they make detailed measurements on the size and mass and growth of the tumor in the CAT scans. If this is active cancer then it must be growing and increasing in size. Yet, they find no changes in 60 days (90 days since the last chemo treatment). Where is the at risk factor of dying that justified taking her away from her parents and keeping her in CPS custody and care? There isn’t one. And we want her returned immediately.

There is also a huge conflict of interest here. I did not know M. D. Anderson Cancer Center was part of the University of Texas, therefore a state organization. CPS is a state organization. I want to know we received a fair and unbiased determination of Katie’s condition. We have not been able to obtain or view the medical records of Katie. We should have been allowed to go to a more neutral cancer center or have the results and finding double checked by doctors of our choosing and pathologists of our choosing. Again, Katie's and our basic rights were violated. We should be allowed to go to a physician of our choice. Throughout this ordeal from June 1 to July 12, 2005, Katie was never at risk of dying and this was not an emergency situation, as evidenced by lack of commencing any medical treatments during this time period. In fact she has been exceptionally healthy, gaining weight, and free of problems for over 90 days until the state and doctors intervened and did unnecessary surgery on Katie.

A normal treatment of Katie’s Hodgkin’s disease after the negative PET scan in April would probably have included 2 more cycles of chemotherapy OR radiation treatments only OR a clinical trial such as below. After all, radiation is all that Dr. Alter, at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, was recommending as to what was needed in an emergency order issued by the court.

Katie no longer has her thymus gland. The thymus gland is responsible for the production of T cell lymphocytes; the bodies main defense against cancer. Hormones secreted by the thymus gland are necessary to activate other immune functions of the body. Now all of this has been lost and Katie’s chances of a full recovery are now greatly diminished. Put plainly, any little infection would kill her. The surgery opened the tumor and left an open wound that could activate and spread cancer cells thoughout the body. A paper on thymus cancer did not recommend cutting into the tumor because of the likelyhood of allowing cancer to grow out the incision.

Katie is placed in a home with 7 to 11 kids with special medical needs. She is in a room with 2 other kids. I don’t know what these kids have or their problems specifically, but I am greatly concerned. It is also quite likely that some of these kids have Aids, or other infectious diseases, placing Katie’s life in great danger. The more people she has close contact with the greater the risk of infection. In our home she has her own bedroom and bath with special air filtration and our air conditioning system has ultraviolet lights to kill any germs.

We want honest answers. Edward sent the doctors a list of 26 questions and to date those questions have not be answered. We want to see those answers in writing. We want what is best for our daughter Katie. We are not against these treatments if proven to us they are necessary and want treatments that would cause the least harm to Katie. Remember that doctors take an oath to cause no harm. We want to choose with the doctors the best treatment for our daughter Katie. We want to choose our doctor. These are rights all parents are entitled to and should not be denied by CPS or the State. And no doctor should ever be allowed to force treatments on someone against their will or against the will of the parents of a child when this is not an emergency or a life or death situation.

http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childhodgkins/
HealthProfessional/page6 shows a number of treatment options:

A number of chemotherapy drugs not generally used in the initial treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have documented activity against recurrent Hodgkin’s lymphoma including:
• Moderate or high-dose cytarabine.
• carboplatin/cisplatin
• ifosfamide
• etoposide
• vinorelbine
• gemcitabine
• vinblastine [17]
Combination regimens used in the treatment of progressive/recurrent Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
• ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin, etoposide) [7]
• DECAL (dexamethasone, etoposide, cisplatin, cytarabine, L-asparaginase) [6]
• ifosfamide and vinorelbine [8]
• vinorelbine/gemcitabine [18]

Alternative Clinal Trials from the M. D. Anderson web site:
Hodgkin's Disease
Previously Treated
• ID01-201: Pilot Study of Rituximab Plus Gemcitabine for Patients with Relapsed Nodular Sclerosing or Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin's Disease
That is exactly how Katie’s Hodgkin was classified.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Meeting with Doctors and CPS at M. D. Anderson

Friday July 8th: We flew to Houston to meet with the doctors and CPS to finally discuss the results of all the tests. CPS told us it was scheduled for 1 PM. They called back later and said it was scheduled for 2PM. We were there waiting for them and they came to get us at 2:20 PM. We find out later that CPS and all the doctors had already been there from 1 PM. Why weren't we included at that time? What collusion was going on behind our backs? There were far too many people in this room, about 8 who didn't belong, including social workers, Lutheran Social Services, a security guard, and others who had no right to hear Katie's medical information under the privacy laws. Only a CPS agent, the doctors, and parents, are entitled to that information. They violated Katie's right to privacy under the medical information privacy laws. The Doctors previously told Michele and CPS that they were going to present us with the results and treatment options A,B,C,D, etc on this day.

Edward informed the doctors that he and Michele were not guilty of medical neglect of Katie and that this will be proved later and asked that the doctors consider our wishes in making any treatment decisions for Katie even though CPS had the current right to make all medical decisions.

The doctors claimed they found cancer cells in the 90% of the thymus gland that they removed. (Note: Previously they found no cancer cells in the 6 needle biopsies and in the direct microscopic examination of the thymus tissue). This was hard to accept and Michele started to cry and tears filled my eyes. Their proof: one tissue sample slide and one cell slide picture projected on a screen. The cell picture slide showed a picture of about 1000 normal looking cells with 4 cells with double nuclei. These 4 they said were cancer cells called Reed Sternberg definitive for Hodgkins. Is that all they could find? There must have been hundreds of slides prepared from all the tissue since they took out 90% of the thymus gland, yet they showed us just one slide and 4 cells. And, remember, they removed this thymus gland from the body, so is there anything left in the body? They didn't find any cancer any where else. Dr. Nunez disputed that they removed 90% of the thymus gland from the body. Why? Dr. Hayes-Jordon told us plainly on the day of the surgery that she "removed 90% of the thymus gland". And Stella Klein, CPS, verified that is exactly what Dr. Hayes-Jordon told us that day. After that Dr. Nunez was silent about it. Also note that they said the thymus gland they removed was not in the normal position (about 2 inches below the collar bone under the breastbone). Why did they enter from the ribs in the back and collapse her lung when they could have entered from the throat?

The doctors presented their treatment plan for Katie consisting of and in this order:

1. 4 more rounds on a new chemo consisting of ifosfamide and vinorelbine consisting of 21 day cycles.
2. High Dose Chemo in prepartion for Stem Cell Transplant.
3. Stem Cell Transplant
4. Radiation.

We listened and then we asked some more questions. For the record: We did not dispute the chemo treatments. Katie said she did not want radiation. Edward said he and Michele did not want radiation for our daughter Katie and that was our postion from the beginning. Dr. Wells told us that this treatment plan was M.D.Anderson's recommendation and that we had no choice. There were no options of A,B,C,or D.

CPS said they would sign the consent form to begin the treatments.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

What Freedom

Monday, July 04, 2005
What Freedom?

I just watched the absolute best fireworks show since Disney World from the Contemporary Hotel's glass wall when I was a kid. I can't imagine the kind of money they sank into all those crackers. It made me reflect on what our Nation is celebrating, and the American Dream to live a life of "liberty" while in pursuit of "happiness". Is that the American Dream? I think these days, with our freedoms being whittled away by our lawmakers and civil "servants", the freedoms of America really are beginning to become just a DREAM.

I know why our forefathers came here. I know what they left behind. I am certainly not saying that there's nothing worthwhile left. This is my home. These are my countrymen. The faith that flowed from the hearts and pens of our forefathers give me hope that the causes they fought and died for are still worth fighting for today. Yet, I shudder at the task before us - as it is an awesome one, and without the God our Nation seeks to erase from it's history, I doubt that anything we do will save us from ourselves.

What was on my heart tonight as I watched those glittering fire-balls light up the night sky was a little girl named Katie and her family. They are a family that knows first hand what kind of oppression, persecution, helplessness and tyranny exists inside our borders. Theirs is not a story that is from a third-world country where an evil dictator rules over subjects that are cowering in fear. This is an American story. They are a normal family - just like yours or mine. Even more frightening, though, is that this is not just an isolated case. This story will be duplicated in a town near you... unless we stand up against the forces that are within our borders - the real tyrants... not the Taliban, not the Nazis - the evil that is among us.

I am only summarizing Katie's story below. To read her full saga, please click the title of my post ("What Freedom?") and go visit her website yourself. I've already mentioned this little girl before in a previous post this month. But, today, as we all ate our apple pie and watched our fireworks displays; as we shot our sparklers off and wore our red, white and blue... Katie's Dad was sending out an email to his daughter's prayer warriors and anyone else who would listen. He was crying out for help, while his daughter was being held hostage by the State of Texas. Please hear the urgency as you read his words. Hear it not only for Katy, but hear it for the countless other children (maybe yours) who may be abducted by CPS this year (and the next...).
_ _______________________________________ _

Katie is a 12 year old, straight A student in an American junior high. She got cancer and has had to have a lot of treatments - some of which have been liberal and questionable. Her parents, who love her dearly, have been looking in to other, safer methods of treatment, and when the doctors found this out, they called CPS and TOOK KATIE AWAY FROM THEM!!!!!!!! Not only did they take Katie away, but they also took their sons. They took them in the middle of the night. They refused to let them stay with grandparents. They put the mother in jail for trying to keep her daughter from being taken. They had to mortgage their home to raise enough money to get mom out of jail. They finally got their sons back, but they were forced to sign papers allowing unscheduled visits by social workers and inspections of their home at any time CPS wanted to violate their privacy. The medical team gave Katie blood from the public blood supply even though her mother was a match and offered to donate. They disregarded her religious objections. Her hospital room is surrounded by armed guards. The doctors took six samples of tissue and found NO cancer. They were unsatisfied with the results and WITHOUT the parent's consent, they proceeded to do an invasive (un-necessary) surgery that ended up with them cutting a hole under her rib and removing 90% of her thymus gland (and STILL FINDING NO CANCER). She could have died from just the risk or infection from this procedure. She had a horrible fever afterwards, and was in excruciating pain, and yet her father was not even allowed to stay in the room with her. Her father's plea is "Will they not stop before they kill her?" Once CPS discovered Katie's blog, they confiscated her computer. They don't want you to know what they are doing.

Read her story on her website, please. Below are addresses of people to send letters to, people to call, and media to notify. If you have a heart for freedom, and a little compassion for a family who has lost theirs... I pray you'll do what you can. This is an All-American little girl... and it is a tragedy. It hits you right in the heart on this 4th of July. Maybe we are not as "free" as we think.

_ _______________________________________ _

From Katie's Dad: "As I see it, we can only win the war outside of the courts with public opinion and pressure put on our political leaders in the US and especially in Texas. Here is where Katie needs your help NOW. We need you to write the people below IMMEDIATELY and demand that Katie be released and returned to her parents and that CPS clear all records of the Wernecke and agree to leave them alone. Then we must all fight to get new laws passed so that this can’t happen to anyone else, especially your kids."

Katie's Dad gives the names and addresses below as a way to help:

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

The Honorable Solomon P. Ortiz
U. S. House of Representatives
2470 Rayburn Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515

Governor Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P O Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428

Senator John Cornyn
U. S. Senate
517 Hart Senate Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Kay Hutchison
U. S. Senate
284 Senate Russell Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

President of Senate
& Lt Governor David Dewhurst
Capitol Station
P O Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711

Senator John Whitmire
Dean of Senate
Capitol Office
P O Box 12068
Austin, TX 78711

State Speaker of House
The Honorable Tom Craddick
Texas House of Representatives
P O Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768

Gregg Abbott, Attorney Gerneral
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

Call the office of the Texas Attorney General and ask to speak to Gregg Abbott at: (512) 463-2100 and tell him how you feel. You may not get through personally, but keep his phone ringing. Tell them how upset you are about CPS taking Katie Wernecke, a cancer victim, out of the home and away from her family and for CPS and the State refusing to let the parents make informed medical decisions for their child (not to mention the fact that the medical team has not found any cancer yet after six samples and a unnecessary surgery). Tell them you are unhappy how CPS abuses its power, as shown by taking all the children out of the home, and that you demand a full investigation of CPS.

You can also email President George W. Bush and the Vice President if you go to the Whitehouse's website.

YOU can FIGHT for FREEDOM TODAY in AMERICA. And you don't have to pick up a gun or fly to Iraq. The enemy is within.

posted by Sprittibee @ 10:02 PM

Help Katie - Write, Call, Email, Attorney General

We need every one who reads this blog to write a letter to the Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott at this address:

Gregg Abbott, Attorney Gerneral
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

You may also email Gregg Abbott, Texas Attorney General at this address:

greg.abbott@oag.state.tx.us and tell them how upset you are about CPS taking Katie Wernecke, a cancer victim, out of the home and away from her family and for CPS and the State refusing to let the parents make informed medical decisions for their child. Tell them you are unhappy how CPS abuses its power, as shown by taking all the children out of the home, and that you demand a full investigation of CPS. Call the office of the Texas Attorney General and ask to speak to Gregg Abbott at: (512) 463-2100 and tell him how you feel. You may not get through personally, but keep his phone ringing.

This is so important and the battle is for our children and our rights to choose the medical care for our children.

Edward Wernecke

Monday, July 04, 2005

Preliminary results of the latest biopsy, last Thursday were negative.
What was supposed to be a simple camera biopsy with a 3/8 inch hole turned into a disaster and a major surgery. They made the first entry between her ribs on her back on her left side. Then they made another. Then they made another. She had three holes and that wasn't enough so they cut a 5 inch incision between the ribs. Forcing the ribs apart, the doctor put her hand in between the ribs and ripped out the thymus gland. The gland was sent to the lab and examined under the microscope. They found no cancer. We were told that they would send it off for analysis and we would get the final results in about 5 days. Final results expected at end of this week. They collapsed her lung during the surgery and they had to put in a chest tube. Michele was with her day and night until she was released from the hospital. When it came time to release her on July 4th at 1:30 pm CPS worker Stella Klein could not be found to sign her out of the hospital. It took till 4:30 pm to find a Lutheran Social Services worker to come and check her out. Where was CPS and the fostor mom? They weren't there to receive instructions on how to care for her and dress her wounds. What kind of care will she receive? Removing the entire thymus gland was unnecessary when all they needed was a small tissue sample of it to check for cancer. When is enough enough?

Friday, July 01, 2005

Father Denied Free Access - Katie's Heart Broken

Edward was denied access to stay with his daughter in the hospital by CPS worker Stella Klein. He was allowed about 3 hours on Thursday evening to be with Katie under CPS supervision and he was told what he could and could not talk about with Katie. Michele stayed by Katie's side the whole time and overnight. Security Guards followed Edward and Michele everywhere they went in the hospital. Edward was escorted out of the hospital and was told he could see Katie the next morning at 8 am with CPS, Stella Klein, present. Edward was down in the hospital lobby at 6 am waiting to see Katie. CPS worker Stella Klein showed up late at 8:35 am even though she was called before 8 am by security and advised that Edward was waiting and she replied to security that "she was just around the corner". She knew Edward had a 10 o'clock flight that morning. So Edward had to leave at 8:55 and took a cab to the airport. Edward had less than 20 minutes to spend with his daughter Friday. Katie was heart broken.

They Crucified Them

They crucified Edward and Michele in the courts.
They crucified Edward and Michele in the newspapers and on TV.
They crucified Katie on the operating table Thursday.
They crucified my Savior Jesus Christ too.
How long till they come for you too.
Its time to rise up and stand for what is right.

Jim