He is definetly Terris enemy...murdering bastard.
She was immaculately kept. In 13 years, she never had one bedsore."
I believe this was due to the fact the parents were the ones closely supervising her care! Leave to a liberal rag to paint the murdering hubby into a Champion!
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
So the guardian is on Michael's side? Sad. Shouldn't the guardian be on Terri's side?
Not her enemy? I don't see anyone else trying to kill her.
Well, aside from the judge and the lawyer.
Today is the feast day of Saint Joseph. During a terrible famine in Sicily, the people prayed to him to deliver them from drought and famine, and their prayers were answered. Saint Joseph is the patron of families, fathers, people in doubt, social justice, travellers, and those who are dying. http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/joseph.htm
Wow...this article was posted back in February and only 11 responses. To me, this is the most important and credible articles thus far.
But for 11 years never allowed dental care causing 5 teeth to be pulled.
Yes, he was a "loving, adoring husband" until he got his hands on Terri's malpractice award. Then, he remembered she wanted him to make sure she died. Yesterday I heard Rep. Weldon on some talk radio show talking about this. He is also an MD. He said one of the things that struck him as odd about Michael Schiavo (and it ought to strike everyone as peculiar) was that in his practice of medicine, when the MD initially gives the husband, family, relative the probable diagnosis that things do not look good, and what will be needed to keep the person alive, that is when the husband says my wife would not want that feeding tube, respirator, etc.; he doesn't remember that later after he sues and gets the $.
Did he do everything possible to help his wife? I say NO!
How does Wolfson know that Michael Schiavo didn't try to kill Terri? And he finds it amusing, even laughs about it? Does anyone know if he is related to Lester Wolfson?</p>
'Enemy' is a specialized term that is used in a political sense. The bigamous husband should not be seen as the enemy, because he is not in opposition to the State but is actually using the processes and institutions of the State in an ordinary way.
TAMPA, Fla. - (KRT) - Two dark scenarios haunt Jay Wolfson even now, a year and a half after his brief appointment to be a neutral arbiter, a guardian, an unbiased observer, the one man asked by the state of Florida to stand in Terri Schiavo's shoes.
One is that the severely brain-damaged woman is in a terrible lightless place, aware of nothing but a yawning, endless hopelessness.
The other is that even though he never elicited a response from her, despite all the pleading and cajoling he did at her bedside, that he might have missed some subtle, nearly invisible signs that she was somewhere in there, aware.
"Imagine not having hope and being aware that's all you had was no hope. The horror. It's like not being, but knowing that you're not," said Wolfson recently in his Tampa-area office. "That's one thing. The other is, what if she's knocking on a door somewhere and I was walking through all the wrong corridors and I missed it. What if?"
Wolfson was appointed by a Florida court in the fall of 2003 to be Schiavo's guardian ad litem, or guardian at law, to deduce Schiavo's best interests and represent neither her husband nor her parents but Terri Schiavo herself.
This makes Wolfson one of the very few people to have spent extended time with Schiavo and gauged her level of awareness without having a vested interest at stake.
In the end, after long hours at Schiavo's bedside and after poring over 30,000 pages of legal documents, Wolfson concluded that Schiavo was indeed in a permanent vegetative state.
It wasn't the conclusion he'd hoped to make.
"You want to weigh in on life as opposed to death," Wolfson said. "You want some way to elicit a response."
Wolfson was appointed Schiavo's guardian after the Florida Legislature passed "Terri's Law" in 2003, a move that allowed doctors to reinsert her feeding tube, despite a judge's ruling that it should be removed. The law has since been struck down as unconstitutional.
Wolfson, who has a law degree and a PhD and is a distinguished service professor of public health and medicine at the University of South Florida, was asked to decide whether Schiavo's feeding tube should be removed and whether more tests should be done to assess her ability to swallow.
He scoured 13 years' worth of legal documents and extensively interviewed Schiavo's husband, Michael, and her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler. His time with Schiavo was spent trying to determine whether she was aware of and interactive with the world.
At first, walking into Schiavo's room, he was struck by her presence, even though he knew in advance that she drifted between wakefulness and sleep.
"She's a person, like you or I, and the first disconcerting part is that she's awake," said Wolfson.
When awake, Schiavo's eyes rolled about the room. She made random noises that sounded like groaning or the start of a laugh or cry.
But court documents said Schiavo's cerebral cortex, where reason and emotions are housed, had degenerated to fluid. So Wolfson set about trying to determine whether Schiavo's noises and jerks were merely reflexive or if they indicated something more.
He played Elton John CDs for her, and Bach and Mozart and music from the late 1980s, when she was in her 20s, prior to her collapse. He held her hands, squeezing them, and stroked her hair and face.
He put his face close to hers and tried to make eye contact, pleading desperately, trying to will her into giving him any kind of sign.
"I would beg her, `Please, Terri, help me,'" he said. "You want to believe there's some connection. You hope she's going to sit up and bed and say, `Hey, I'm really here, but don't tell anybody.' Or, `I'm really here, tell everybody!'"
But Schiavo never made eye contact. When Wolfson visited her when her parents were there, she never made eye contact with them either, he said. And for all of Wolfson's pleadings and coaxing, he never got what he most wanted: a sign.
"I felt like there was something distinctive about whoever Terri is," said Wolfson. "But I was not clear that it was there, inside the vessel."
Wolfson was dismayed to learn Friday that Barbara Weller, an attorney for the Schindlers, claimed that Schiavo tried to speak. "Terri does not speak," he said. "To claim otherwise reduces her to a fiction."
One thing Wolfson never doubted was that for all their intense, mutual antagonism, both Michael Schiavo and Terri's parents love and adore her.
She was cared for incredibly well, Wolfson said. Her hair was always combed, and after 15 years of being incapacitated, she never developed a bedsore. In fact, Wolfson said until about seven years ago, Michael Schiavo had Terry's makeup and hair done regularly, and her clothes changed every day - to the point that hospice staff protested that he was being overly demanding about her care.
Also, Wolfson concluded, Schiavo would never have tolerated the enormous, "omnipresent" acrimony between her husband and parents.
In the 38-page report he wrote afterwards, Wolfson said the best decision for Schiavo could be made only if both sides agreed to fresh, independent medical testing. If the new testing showed she couldn't swallow on her own and that Schiavo had no hope for improvement, then the feeding tube should be pulled.
Both parties were on the verge of agreeing to these new conditions, Wolfson said, but once the Florida Supreme Court struck down Terri's Law his efforts were moot.
Wolfson still refuses to give his personal opinion on whether Terri's feeding tube should or should not have been pulled.
But he will say, as a parent of three sons, that after doing everything one can, sometimes the time comes to let go.
"When it evolves beyond that person into issues that are other people's issues or are broader issues, it becomes less objectifiable," said Wolfson. "It's hard to be objective anyway. This is the kind of thing you don't wish on anybody."
Gee, I can't wait until I am in Terri's condition and my loving, caring husband of five months, goes on TV and discusses my gynecological exam in detail!
He's sure swell!!!
Terri's husband isn't JUST the enemy. He's also the antichrist IMHO or at least one of the incarnations of him.
Actually the enemy is Satan... the willing vehicles of his work on earth just happen to be MS, Greer, and Felos....
This is typical leftist crime and criminals cover up and cheesy hypocrisy. Notwithstanding the lie of care by husband, this act of saying I cared, I failed, and no one else should try lesr it makes me look bad is the hopeless state of liberals. Giving up is one thing, losing hope is worse, to make it right falsely is to use previous good deeds hypocriticaly.
More cover up of communists killing the weak and religious.