Skip to comments.A Way to Save Terri Schiavo
Posted on 02/18/2005 6:25:20 AM PST by wotan
Here's a way Jeb Bush may be able to save Terry Schiavo: Open an investigation into the possible assault that led to her comatose condition. Have the state pay for her maintenance to "preserve the evidence" and pay for language therapy for her so she can tell us what she knows about how she got into the coma. It struck me that the reason her husband wants her dead might be because he's afraid of what she'll say if she recovers. I don't see how a judge could possibly deny the state the right to preserve evidence of a serious assault.
Hope she's not dead yet.
Good idea. It would also help if the judge would get off his butt and go see her himself.
Ping to some interested parties.
What serious assault? She had a heart attack.
That sounds like a good idea. I hope someone will do it. I've always thought the reason that her lousy husband wants her dead is because he's guilty and is afraid she will be able to tell what he did to her should she regain the ability to speak again.
A quote from another thread. I'm not sure that it's true.
"There is evidence that Michael traumatized Terri by physically abusing her (x-rays from 1991). The family has even offered NOT to pursue charges against him for possible abuse and attempted murder. He still won't bite. Perhaps he fears if evidence is compiled against him the family won't be able to stop the authorities from his prosecution."
In order to open a criminal investigation, as you are suggesting, evidence must exist that a crime has been committed. I think that's the crucial piece missing.
If an assault was the reason for her being in this state, then what would happen with the malpractice settlement that has been keeping her alive all these years?
She is NOT going to ever recover or learn speak. CAT scans have revealed SHE HAS NO BRAIN!!!! just a couple of shriveled masses where most of here brain should be. If you people are so compassionate, put yourself in HER bed and tell me what your widhes would be.
She is NOT going to ever recover or learn speak. CAT scans have revealed SHE HAS NO BRAIN!!!! just a couple of shriveled masses where most of here brain should be. If you people are so compassionate, put yourself in HER bed and tell me what your wishes would be.
But there's VIDEO of her making eye contact and responding to stimuli.
If that is the only qualifier for feeding, lets starve all the Democrat's!
I had no idea she was a Democrat.
Even easier -- that person masquerading as Terri's husband could sign over guardianship to her parents, walk away and leave her in peace. Unfortunately, that piece of excrement will never do it.
Agreed, this is one of the best ideas I've read .
It really is that simple.
The parents of Terri Schiavo, Bob and Mary Schindler will be discussing her story, recent case developments and more with Paula Zahn tonight (February 18, 2005) on CNN's Paula Zahn Now. The program airs at 8.00pm ET (GMT-5).
Additionally, Schindler attorney, David Gibbs, will be on EWTN's The World Over at 8.00pm ET (GMT-5) with updates on the legal battle to protect Terri Schiavo's life.
You can find your local channel on http://tv.yahoo.com/.
EWTN's web site - www.ewtn.com
Paula Zahn's web site -
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well well well--will you just look at the trolls coming out
Info. on BlogBurst for Terri and contact numbers, etc. of officials to call and petitions to participate in. Any additions send to pc93
Terri's heart attack is like John Kerry's 3 purple hearts.
This one already did. Greer ruled that just such evidence was, so to speak, out of court. The evidence of assault is in her bone scan and he refused to look at it or admit it as evidence.
It gets much worse. Greer also approved Michael Schiavo's request to cremate Terri immediately after killing her. This is contrary to Terri's religious beliefs. The only reason to do this would be to destroy the evidence that Terri was brutally assaulted.
Greer thoughtfully allowed Terri to pay for her cremation out of funds awarded for her therapy.
If she is as brain shriveled as you say, she would require a ventilator in order to breathe.
You have a way with words that makes me upset! Only because if there are no funds left in the medical award account due to lawyers fees, he will probably tell Terri's parents to pay for the cremation. That would be Michael's ultimate organism.
There's still some money in that account. Besides, the Schindlers would never pay for that unless they could have an autopsy performed first. Michael can't have his cake and eat it, too.
My morale must be getting down tonight. I can see that happening because they have been pooped on every step of the way so far.
Did you listen to this? What I heard just astounded me!! It was the first time I ever heard this.
Terri has already voted to live by surviving all the adversity she has had thrown at her. After all if you deny her instruction to relearn to talk, then she has to communicate in other ways....and don't give me any further crap about her brain, etc etc. I've taken care of lots of people like Terri, some have even relearned to walk. She has lots of potential for rehab.
People can WILL themselves to die, you know, and she's had plenty of time and opportunity to do so.
You sound like Felos. You put "She has no brain in caps", so therefore it must be true.
There have been plenty of doctors that say she has a brain and can be rehabilitated. Look at the video for heaven's sake. The woman is brain damaged, but anyone can see she is alive and responds to people. Nurses have testified that she has said a few words, and she still tries to say some of them despite being refused therapy by her husband-in-name-only. He has a common-law marriage with another woman, and can't wait for Terri to die.
I thought it was good too Lady J. He is an honest person and a great doctor.
Hey, it happens to the best of us! I think I was really down in the dumps last Friday, cause I thought Gibbs had an especially great brief for Greer. How long have you been watching Terri's case so intensely? You've been a busy beaver for her, and that seems to be when the wear and tear really begins to set in.
Can you point me to some evidence of this CAT scan? If it's true, I'd have to agree with you.
Untrue. An intact brain stem is all you need to maintain respiration.
I have only heard about 30 minutes of it, but what I have heard is great! I have to somehow get hold of another computer to listen to the whole thing. The one I work off of is old and has no sound card. : ( I have to sync up with someone in my family who would be willing to loan me theirs for the 90 minute duration.
In what way has the malpractice settlement been keeping her alive? Feeding tubes are quite cheap to administer; Terri's parents could probably care for her at less cost now than when she was a teenager.
Have you ever seen any of the videos of Terri?
Over the span of this last decade, Theresa's brain has deteriorated because of the lack of oxygen it suffered at the time of the heart attack. By mid 1996, the CAT scans of her brain showed a severely abnormal structure. At this point, much of her cerebral cortex is simply gone and has been replaced by cerebral spinal fluid. Medicine cannot cure this condition. Unless an act of God, a true miracle, were to recreate her brain, Theresa will always remain in an unconscious, reflexive state, totally dependent upon others to feed her and care for her most private needs (emphasis added).
I have a hunch if that if every post about Terri included the fact that she's been decerebrated, that this wouldn't even be an issue.
Only for the last month or so. I was very concerned back in 2003, but I thought Jeb had solved that. Instinct took over...
Your source of information?
excellent idea! Write him
Must be why her original doctors said she had full change of recovery. Who's the lamebrain here?
(*)I hope my Shakespeare reference is right hereThe situation would be roughly analagous to having an order forbidding a patient from receiving anything other than Ensure® brand food (not illegal, in and of itself) and simultaneously imposing an order forbidding the administration of Ensure® brand food (also not illegal, in and of itself). The two orders individually would be valid, but could not both be valid simultaneously.
That having been said, I would think it might be better for Bush to forego the niceties of formally voiding Greer's oral-feeding order and simply disregard it. If he hired someone good to attempt the oral feeding, the risks should be minimal; what's important is to ensure that Michael can't attempt unsupervised "oral feeding" himself.
With all due respect, I'd have to guess that you've never seen the videos of her, have you? There's somebody in there. If she'd been given therapy early on there'd probably be a LOT MORE of her in there. Her husband is a dog.
full chance.. basically that she could be expected to gain a full recovery.
Let me guess your source...ummm...how about the 2nd DCA ruling back in 2001?
Another tactic: if she's "dead" already (in the husband's opinion), sue for wrongful death and put the would be murderers on the defensive.