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.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, Thats All You'll Get Here

Sorry for the delay in posting information to the blog. There were technical difficulties to resolve. I reached the 1 meg limit. I have had to delete a few posts and discontinue comments to buy a little new space.

As a rancher we are in a terrible drought so half my time is spent caring for Katie and the other half spent feeding the cows. This blog is not a priority for me right now. I realize people want to know, but Katie wants her privacy. We turned down numerous TV appearances like CNN and ABC and others. It is also not safe to paste specific medical information on this blog. We are still being watched and scrutinized and so legally we cannot post this information. I can tell you that Katie is ok and is under the care of two doctors, one who is a radiologist. Katie is doing ok, she attends school daily, and is seen by the community daily. The Rebecca Poe comment says it all.

Posts will be infrequent and likely only on Saturday or Sunday. The comment section will be shut off again, because such negativity is not good for Katie or us. The comments are full of misinformation and out right lies and slander. We know that most of these are being done my Margie, Katie's foster mom in Houston. Everything she said is a lie i.e. being able to visit, writing a book for a million dollars, starting and stopping treatments, caring for Katie, and getting kicked out of church. None of these things are true. If she cared for Katie, Katie would have had good things to say about her and she does not. She did things like pull her out of school 1.5 hours early every day just so she could be home for the other girl. She never bought her clothes she needed, yet she received over $600 a month to care for her plus travel expenses. Katie could add a lot more information if you Margie want to keep slandering us with outright lies. Other posts are coming from M.D. Anderson itself. In fact M.D. Anderson itself caused all the delays in treatment. Margie sat there and did nothing when Katie drank that coke and she was supposed to be caring for and watching her. We were banned during this time. Katie herself refused the High Dose Chemo and M.D. Anderson sat there and did nothing for 30 days. I will remind you that M.D. Anderson treated her with Phase I clinical trial chemicals, in which only two treatments were allowed and they used four treatments of these unproven and unsafe chemicals on my daughter. Katie wasn't even placed in that Phase I Clinical Trial, nor did that have a right to use these experimental treatments on our daughter. I believe these things contributed to her chances being lowered to 20%. CPS and M.D. Anderson handed her back because they didn't want her to die in their care. Now if she dies we will be blamed and probably go to jail for it. How convienient. She had no active cancer when they took her and her immune system was taking over. We were actively seaking care at the time.

It is a different situation now and we are doing our best to see that she beats this cancer and recovers. That's what happens when over zealous doctors and the government sticks its nose into families lives where they do not belong. If you want to help then give us prayer, support and information we can use to beat this cancer. If you want to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again, then contact your Texas legislaturers and insist that they fix the problem. One fix is to change the law to allow an immediate trial by jury in family courts. As it stands now you can't get a trial for at least 12 months.