Below are EXCERPTS -- please see PDF for original from friends of Terri website. Thanks to FL engineer, who found this.
Physical Examination -- 6 - 27 - 90
*patient is awake, eyes are open
*easily startled to her name or when bedrail fell down
*significant amount of tone in the head and neck.
*severe hypertonicity of all four extremities; plantar flexor contractures, some shoulder limitation
*"again, tone is quite significant in all four extremities and difficult to achieve range of motion of the left hip and knee while she is in a supine position."
*she does give eye contact to family members
*she will close her eyes to any threatening response around her face and blink appropriately
*no verbal output during this exam but it has been reported by husband and other family members and therapists over at College Harbor.
Treatment Plan Review from Mediplex rehab, Bradenton, 1/29/91
*Vocalizing when prone in P.T. [physical therapy]
*Occasionally will say "STOP" to nursing during procedures.
*to TR [recreation?] groups. More relaxed to therapists voice, touch (habituation)
Terri all spiffed up -- this must have been her trip to the mall salon, before 1992 trial.
May Terri achieve her freedom soon after all these years of justice denied.
from the Oct 30-31 Terri thread, #278, posted on 10/31/2003 by 4Godsoloved..Hegave re: was the CA treatment successful or not?:
He moved in with the Schindlers to care for her and accompanied her to California for experimental surgery that was unsuccessful.
From St. Petersburg Times...dated Feb. 17, 1991 (1 year after Terri's collapse.)
UCSF recommended followup at Shands Gainesville. Terri's parents wanted this done immediately; Michael did not. So after the expense of flying out to CA to try this treatment, Terri did not receive further related care locally.
This city has proclaimed today Terri Schiavo day.
Last year Mrs. Schiavo, 27, suffered a loss of potassium in her body that caused her heart to stop beating and resulted in a coma. She underwent surgery, performed by Dr. Yoshio Hosobuchi of the University of California at San Francisco in December, to implant a stimulator in her brain.
The brain stimulator implant was a success, said her husband, Mike. Mrs. Schiavo is slowly emerging from the coma at the Mediplex Medical Center, a neurological care center in Bradenton, he said. She will undergo at least a year of speech, occupational and physical therapy.
A Feb. 9 Valentine's dance, sponsored by the Vina Del Mar Island Association, raised $1,575 for the Theresa Schiavo Trust Fund. -- end article & post.
At what point did things change, and why?
The bottom line for me is this:
* Terri is alive, albeit with some degree of brain-damage
* she has been without ordinary stimulation or rehabilitation since the early '90's.
* Her husband, Mike, wants to get on with his new life -- and should.
* Her parents want to get on with Terri's new life -- and should.