Pray for Katie 1

Katie is now 14 years old and was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease, a lymphatic cancer when she was 13. 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. See beginning story at www.prayforkatie.blogspot.com.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Katie's Cancer Has Spread To New Areas

The original medistinum mass was dead. About 6 weeks after our last CAT scan Katie started having pain on her right side at the lower ribs. An MRI revealed a large mass there. This is at and below the scar where they put a chest tube in to drain her lung. We believe this cancer was seeded when they removed the chest tube. A CT/PET scan on November 10th revealed multiple hot spots of cancer. We spent the month of November in treatment again in California. We returned home on December 1st.

On December 12th we travel to Mississippi to get a second opinion. We start some immunotherapy to help Katie's body fight the cancer. Katie has not been able to mount an immune response because M.D. Anderson removed her thymus gland back on June 30, 2005 without our approval. When we asked why, the doctor at M. D. Anderson said "she didn't need it." Well, the thymus makes your t-cell and b-cell lymphoctyes and makes the hormones that regulate all of the immune system. We returned on Christmas Day. This cancer has proved resistant to all chemo and radiation treatments. So we are trying something different.

Edward

25 Comments:

  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger joymom said…

    Katie, I am from St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands. My daughter Joy and I are praying for you. Have faith and believe! When you get better maybe your family can come to the Virgin Islands and visit.
    Take Care,
    Amelia and Joy

     
  • At 9:00 AM, Blogger RAYENA said…

    Katie, I am from Alice and just wanted you to know that I am praying for you. I pray that God will lay his hand on you and help you to heal from this horrible cancer. I wish people would just let you do what you know is right for your own body. You are a very brave young lady. Have faith in God and yourself and you will overcome this period in your life.
    Take care wish you the best,
    Rayena

     
  • At 9:14 AM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    I get so upset by doctors who remove healthy parts of patient simply because they can. A surgeon removed my son's appendix for the same reason. It was during a surgery for a different part of the intestine and the appendix was not affected by the original problem.

    Some surgeon's think they know everything and that shows they are idiots.

    My prayers have been and continue to be going up for your family and especially for Katie.

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger cochoa8583 said…

    Katie, just read your story on Click2houston.com, and I think you are very brave. You will beat this!! You are young, and you have that on your side. Continue to pray,pray,pray. Now that I have gotten your web address, I will pass it along to my co-workers and beyond, starting tomorrow. Keep your family and God in your heart. Your family knows best. They are trying their best!!! Katie, stay sweet and just as beautiful as you are.
    Take care and if there is anything I can do, im just an email away. God Bless.

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jim Sanders said…

    Dear Katie;
    My prayers are with you and your family. have your parents check out the following websites for VIBE an all natural nutraceutical. Vibe does NOT cure anything, but it does feed and balance the body and stimulate the immune system:

    http://www.switchtosuccess.com/fountainofyouth/

    &

    http://www.enivaquality.com/

    There is also recorded information at 620.294.2704; #2

    I've admired your faith and your courage since seeing you & your family on the news last year.

    My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

    Prayerfully,
    Jim

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jim Sanders said…

    Dear Katie;
    My prayers are with you and your family. have your parents check out the following websites for VIBE an all natural nutraceutical. Vibe does NOT cure anything, but it does feed and balance the body and stimulate the immune system:

    http://www.switchtosuccess.com/fountainofyouth/

    &

    http://www.enivaquality.com/

    There is also recorded information at 620.294.2704; #2

    I've admired your faith and your courage since seeing you & your family on the news last year.

    My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

    Prayerfully,
    Jim

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jim Sanders said…

    Dear Katie;
    My prayers are with you and your family. have your parents check out the following websites for VIBE an all natural nutraceutical. Vibe does NOT cure anything, but it does feed and balance the body and stimulate the immune system:

    http://www.switchtosuccess.com/fountainofyouth/

    &

    http://www.enivaquality.com/

    There is also recorded information at 620.294.2704; #2

    I've admired your faith and your courage since seeing you & your family on the news last year.

    My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

    Prayerfully,
    Jim

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Jim Sanders said…

    Dear Katie;
    My prayers are with you and your family. have your parents check out the following websites for VIBE an all natural nutraceutical. Vibe does NOT cure anything, but it does feed and balance the body and stimulate the immune system:

    http://www.switchtosuccess.com/fountainofyouth/

    &

    http://www.enivaquality.com/

    There is also recorded information at 620.294.2704; #2

    I've admired your faith and your courage since seeing you & your family on the news last year.

    My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

    Prayerfully,
    Jim

     
  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Melissa227 said…

    Katie,
    I want to tell you not to give up...I know you will get tired of fighting, but you can beat this nasty ugly disease..I am praying for you and I know the Lord will place his loving hands on you and help.
    God Bless you Katie,
    The Robinsons

     
  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger concernedMD said…

    Being in the medical profession, and having delt with many cancer patients myself, I'm always surprised at the reaction of some patients re: their disease. This little girl has a devastating disease, but one that is treatable with modern medical techniques such as combined radiation and chemotherapy. Her parents need to forego their fears, or ignorance, of modern medicine and let the "experts" take hold of this situation, before it's too late.

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger F.Mulder said…

    Just because you CAN treat cancer or any other disease with radiation and chemotherapy doesn't mean you MUST or even that you SHOULD. These decisions have to be left to the patient and the family. Medical ADVICE is just that; they don't call it a "medical mandate." A patient also has the right to make a wrong decision.

     
  • At 9:23 PM, Blogger John Noble said…

    DO THIS NOW! Go to www.immunopower.com and order Immunopower for Katie. This formula was developed especially for cancer patients by Dr. Patrick Quillin who was VP and Director of Nutrition at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America for ten years. Then CALL the Center for Advanced Medicine (760) 632-9042 and reserve a phone consultation with Dr. Quillin. If you have questions call Noreen Quillin at (760) 804-5703. You may tell her that John and Rod in Houston referred you. We have been following your story since it made the front page here in Houston. As you may already know, cancer is caused by nutritional deficiencies and toxic overloads. That is why it is so important to immediately contact Dr. Quillin so that he can help find and correct the deficiencies and overloads that caused the cancer to occur in the first place. The key is to restore the immune system with an aggressive nutritional program, which combines a specially designed supplement formula with specific anti-cancer whole foods. This approach has had proven results, especially for advanced cancer patients like Katie.

     
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jennifer Wilborn said…

    Kati,
    You look so good at the stock show this weekend. What ever you are doing keep it up. We still keep you on our prayer list at church. I just know you are going to beat this.
    Love,
    Jennifer Wilborn

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Jennifer Wilborn said…

    Katie,
    You looked so good with your family at the stock show this past weekend. I just know with God's help you are going to beat this. What ever you are doing, keep it up.
    Love,
    Jennifer Wilborn

     
  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger C.J. said…

    Katie,

    Keep your head up, and your faith. We're praying for you up here in New England. Stay Brave!

    C.J & Amy

    And to concernedMD, If you had been reading this blog all along, you would understand why Katie's parents are loathe to trust the medical "experts" in Texas, as those experts arranged to take their children away when the parents wanted second opinions (which any GOOD doctor would not deny their patients). I understand why they have their fears, and would be just as nervous if I was in their position.

     
  • At 12:01 PM, Blogger CoolDrink said…

    I was saddened to read Katie's story. The government and the medical community have one hell of a lot of nerve doing what they've done.

    I have researched a couple things for cancer for my wife's illness, and I'll leave the names for you to research yourself.

    They are:
    1) Artemisinin
    2) Dichloroacetate

    Good Luck,
    Chris

     
  • At 6:46 AM, Blogger KMBelieve said…

    Katie, when I was your age, I, too was facing the most bitter reality of a cruel disease. In my darkest and most lonely moments, a tape was placed in my hands. It was called "The Betty Baxter Story." She has been blessed to share the most remarkable testimony I have ever heard, and introduced me to the POWER of the Throne of God. It is from the perspective of a young lady your age, and is living proof that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE With God.

    The address of her audio website:
    http://www.geocities.com/bettybaxterstory/index2.html

    You will be encouraged!

    All my Love and Prayers, Sweetheart...
    Kathy
    Fort Smith, AR

     
  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger George's Mom said…

    Wernecke family, I understand completely what you're going through. I have added you to my prayers. My 17-year old son was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease when he was 14, was in remision for only 3 months when it came back with a vengeance. He had a Stem Cell Transplant in March of last year, however, he's still not completely in remission and now the suspicious areas are showing signs of growth. All I can say is that Prayer is powerful and is what has gotten us this far. We take it one day at a time and thank God every day for it. Stay strong in your faith.

     
  • At 7:36 AM, Blogger Beth said…

    Katie and family,

    I am saddened to hear of that Katie's cancer has spread. Katie, you are in our prayers! Keep fighting!

    (HUGS) to you and your family!

     
  • At 3:56 PM, Blogger Jessica said…

    KATIE!

    We're sending good vibes to you from Gainesville, Florida!

    Love, Jess and Vinny...

     
  • At 2:38 AM, Blogger Patricia said…

    To Katie's Dad,

    We have never stopped praying for Katie's complete healing and we'll continue to pray for her. You probably know much more than I about thymus extract, but you mind find the below article helpful:

    www.bioproteinplus.com/images/AHC-Thymus%20Report.doc

    Also, this may sound extreme, but is there any possibility of a thymus transplant to "jumpstart" Katie's immune system? May the Lord give all of you His comfort, courage, and wisdom.

     
  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger Jocelyn31 said…

    There is a famous quote a man was drowning at sea and a boat came by and offered to save him he replied "no god will save me" a second boat came and again the man replied "god will save me" later that day the man died and when he went to heaven he asked god "why didnt you save me?" god replied "I sent you two boats!" Look out for your boat honey...god works in many mysterious ways.

     
  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    Hello, I found Katie's Page when I typed in Christian Rap music in my browser for some new young christian girls that just recently started attending our church. I found Rob Jones music site, which I really love and that is where I found Katie, I too have three loved ones with cancer in my family, they are all on "carepages.com" Does Katie have a page there, I would loved to visit her on that. Pleas let me know. Best of luck to you dear, you will be in my prayers now too. God Bless.

     
  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Ian Jacklin said…

    Katie, my name is Ian Jacklin and I'm a documentary film maker. My last one "icurecancer.com" is about how people have cured themselves using natural alternative methods. I highly recommend watching it. I can also put you in touch with any of the doctors in it if you want. I am making part II right now and was wondering if you and your parents would like to be in it. You can email from the www.icurecancer.com site. Also I have www.icurecancer.ning.com which is a network for people in the same situations can correspond with each other. We'd love it if you joined and shared your story. Look forward to hearing from you. peace. ian

     
  • At 3:50 AM, Blogger Soli Deo Gloria said…

    I just stumbled upon your website because a coworker's sister-in-law has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Your last post was nearly 2 years ago and I am very curious as to how Katie is doing.

    You had posted something about an article from Bill Sardi about intravenous Vitamin C. Have you read his book "You Don't Have To Be Afraid Of Cancer Anymore"? Maybe there is more there that can help, especially with resveratrol breaking into the scene. Longevinex is something Bill Sardi help create, which has resveratrol, quercetin and IP6 rice bran, and it might prove to be very effective.

    You most certainly have my prayers for Katie. Hope all is well with you and the rest of your family as well.

     

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