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Terri Schiavo's CT scan – another physician’s opinion
American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2005 | Mary L. Davenport, MD

Posted on 04/01/2005 11:52:28 PM PST by FairOpinion

The amount of medical misinformation put out about Terri Schiavo has been truly stunning. The testimony of Terri’s physicians who believe that some recovery is possible has been largely dismissed. Judge Greer’s court and the media in turn, have focused only on the pessimistic interpretations of the raw data of her CT scan.

A physician at a credible physicians’ website has analyzed Terri’s CAT scan and concludes that it has been grossly misrepresented. There is some cerebral atrophy, but it is a completely inaccurate to characterize it as “bag of water.” Furthermore, the author states that

“the most alarming thing about this image, however, is that there certainly is cortex left. Granted, it is severely thinned, especially for Terri's age, but I would be nonplussed if you told me that this was a 75 year old female who was somewhat senile but fully functional, and I defy a radiologist anywhere to contest that.”

In one of the definitive court battles in 2002, five physicians examined Terri to determine if therapy would be of further benefit. Two chosen by Terri’s parents believed that she was not in a “persistent vegetative state” and that some recovery was possible. Two chosen by Michael Schiavo held that she had no chance of recovery, as did the “neutral” physician appointed by the court. This 3-2 decision was key in the 2003 attempt to pull her feeding tube.

One of Michael Schiavo’s medical experts was the right-to-die advocate Dr. Ronald Cranford, who has been an expert in a number other key court cases on our nation’s slippery slope to euthanasia, including those of Nancy Cruzan and Robert Wedlund. But Dr. Cranford has made serious errors in other cases when prognosticating about the prospects of neurological recovery. Frederica Mathewes-Green states that Sgt. David Mack, who was shot in the line of duty as a policeman, was diagnosed by Cranford as

"definitely...in a persistent vegetative state...never [to] regain cognitive, sapient functioning...never [to] be aware of his condition."

Twenty months after the shooting Mack woke up, and eventually regained nearly all his mental ability. When asked by a reporter how he felt, he spelled out on his letterboard, "Speechless!"

In fact, the entire field of diagnosing “persistent vegetative state” or “PVS” is fraught with inaccuracy. Recent studies have shown the rate of misdiagnosis to be as high as 37% or even 43%. PVS is a clinical diagnosis, meaning that it depends on the subjective judgment of the examining physician. Experts in the field cannot even agree on the usefulness of diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Ronald Cranford himself was upset about the articles showing the inaccuracy of diagnosis and prognostication about PVS. Childs and Mercer, authors of one of the studies citing the difficulties of diagnosing PVS, took Cranford to task for “zealously” promoting the concept of the "permanent vegetative state" despite the evidence of its problematic nature, and the regularity with which some patients recover from it .

The nomenclature of “persistent vegetative state” was coined in 1972 by Jennett and Plum in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. The original article, “Persistent Vegetative State: A syndrome in search of a name” seems to have succeeded in its task as reclassifying severely cognitively disabled humans as non-persons - something akin to vegetables in the minds of many. Public perception of this highly-charged term predisposes many to dismiss the lives of human beings as no more significant than plant life. It is a brilliant, if chilling, masterstroke of propaganda, one which has been swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

This reclassification of non-terminally ill people has allowed for their dehydration and starvation deaths in Britain with a doctor’s recommendation, and in many states in the USA with the family’s wishes (or a patient’s own advance directives). The medical literature is rife with arrogant pronouncements in editorials of learned journals, such as life itself not being of “benefit” to someone in the PVS state. The echoes of current bioethics doublespeak resound in these journals.

In some respects the “persistent vegetative state” is more a political than a medical diagnosis, as it allows its unfortunate victims to lose their right to life and be medically killed through withholding food and water. It is unfortunate that some of the experts on the side of the Culture of Death seem to have had the upper hand in Terri’s fight, and have been portrayed by the media as reasonable and responsible members of the medical profession, rather than the zealots which, in fact, some of their own medical colleagues have branded them.


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1 posted on 04/01/2005 11:52:29 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Cranford (Deathford) stated that Terri's EEG was flat, zero recording, then shouted that he was absolutely certain she was in PVS and would never recover. ... A flat EEG is indicative of brain dead, and the death merchant contradicted himself with his next assertion of PVS. Actually, I don't doubt that Cranford got a flat EEG ... someone should explain that chord attached to the machinery and the necessity of it being plugged into a power outlet to record signals, or perhaps it would help to show him that the little tags are to be placed upon the patient's head, not the pillow under the head.


2 posted on 04/02/2005 12:00:24 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: FairOpinion

Thank you for posting this.


3 posted on 04/02/2005 12:03:42 AM PST by djreece (May God grant us wisdom.)
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To: MHGinTN

The real braindead person was Greer -- either that, or he is the most evil. because he was supposed to be impartial and he ordered the execution by brutal means of an innocent person.

Can you imagine, if we would do that to the terrorist prisoners?


4 posted on 04/02/2005 12:05:09 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
One of Michael Schiavo’s medical experts was the right-to-die advocate Dr. Ronald Cranford, who has been an expert in a number other key court cases on our nation’s slippery slope to euthanasia, including those of Nancy Cruzan and Robert Wedlund

He wasn't successful in the Wendlund case; I posted the newspaper account of the judge's ruling on that case, that was almost identical with Terri's - but with a very different outcome...and in California. It was, at that time, also a case that reverberated nationally - :

His wife was not successful in starving him to death because of the Judge - who happens to be a man I know well, and know to be a brilliant, compassionate, fair, honest and probably the personification of what we grew up thinking a judge would be. We could use someone like him on the Supreme Court.

He is now Presiding Judge at the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

This is from THE RECORD newspaper, Wednesday, December 10, 1997:

Judge rejects plea to end Stockton man's life support By Kimi Yoshino Record Staff Writer Robert Wendland should not be allowed to die by disconnecting the feeding tube that has kept him alive for four years, San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Bob McNatt declared Tuesday. The surprise ruling cut short a high-profile trial monitored by medical and legal scholars across the country. Judge McNatt said: ""If I must err, I am going to err on the side of caution. It is necessary that I choose life. ... I don't know at this point whether here today I am preserving Robert's life or whether I am sentencing him to life." "I feel that this is the absolutely wrong decision for all the right reasons," McNatt said. "I entertain a strong suspicion that Robert would have wanted to die." But McNatt said a strong suspicion is not enough evidence to end the 45-year-old Stockton man's life as requested by Wendland's wife, Rose Wendland,...and his court-appointed attorney, Deputy Public Defender Doran Berg. They did not -- and could not -- meet their clear and convincing burden of proof under California law, McNatt said." If McNatt had allowed Wendland's life-sustaining feeding tube to be removed, it would have been a first for a California court. No judge has endorsed withdrawing life support from a person in Wendland's condition, conscious but unable to communicate because of serious brain damage from a 1993 car crash. Wendland's mother, Florence Wendland, and sister Rebekah Vinson, who fought since July 1995 to keep him alive, met McNatt's decision with relieved tears. "We are on top of the world," Vinson said. "We are going to relax for the first time in 2 1/2 years." Rose Wendland, who testified that her husband did not have a living will but had told her he would not want to live without being a "father, husband and provider," sat in stunned silence and quickly left the Stockton courtroom without comment. McNatt described Rose Wendland as one of the most selfless and devoted wives he has seen, but he said that to rule in her favor, he would have to extend the bounds of California law. "If I must err, I am going to err on the side of caution. It is necessary that I choose life," McNatt said. "I am not ready to start down that slippery slope without some form of guidance." The ruling, which McNatt predicted would be appealed, came 1 1/2 hours after the court day usually ends and before Wendland's mother and sister presented their case. Elements of the case have been considered by the state Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. The case also has grabbed headlines in national magazines, won attention on Internet bulletin boards and aired on the TV newsmagazine "Dateline NBC."

A very similar case as Terri's - with very different results .............How I wished, these past weeks, that Terri had had her case brought before Bobby.

I'd like to see him put of for Supreme Court - it would be fun watching him confound those lib senators, which he could do with half his brain turned off

5 posted on 04/02/2005 12:09:53 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: All

And it is absolutely essential to read the opinion of the doctor who examined the CT scan:

http://codeblueblog.blogs.com/codeblueblog/2005/03/csi_medblogs_co.html

"First, if Terri's brain damage was due to oxygen deprivation, her enlarged ventricles would be by a passive mechanism -- which is not amenable to shunting -- not by obstruction of the egress of CSF. To me, the presence of a shunt indicates obstruction to the flow of CSF that needs to be circumvented. Obstruction to flow is hard to postulate given the mechanism of Terri's brain injury (oxygen deprivation).

It would NOT be hard to postulate, however, if she had BLOOD in her head at some point in the past. So did she? Was there a history of trauma? I would like to see the BONE SCAN taken of Terri that purportedly showed evidence of traumatic type osseous uptake!"


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The evidence may indicate that Terri suffered brain damage not as a result of oxygen deprivation, but as a result of trauma to the head.


6 posted on 04/02/2005 12:13:51 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: maine-iac7

"If I must err, I am going to err on the side of caution. It is necessary that I choose life. ... "


This is a fair judge, unlike rabid Greer.


7 posted on 04/02/2005 12:17:03 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
absolutley maddening to see all the evidence that was suppressed!

I hope DeLay gets a monster investigation in gear - Terri's murder cannot be allowed to just slip under the rug. WE all need to see to that.

Everyone of these criminals need to be held accountable - and it will have to done by people outside of that county - it's easy to surmise it's one spiderweb of complicity -

8 posted on 04/02/2005 12:27:45 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: TAdams8591; EternalVigilance

PING to more evidence and facts.


9 posted on 04/02/2005 12:32:26 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Excellent, thank you. Examples of Doctors diagnosis in this area are replete with failures. They are frequently wrong.


10 posted on 04/02/2005 12:39:46 AM PST by TAdams8591 (Evil succeeds when good men don't do enough!!!!!!)
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To: maine-iac7

Our tax dollars support the Judicial System, and we pay for the courts, and the Courts have been used to murder Terri Schiavo, and justice demands that we must cry out, and demand that "Murder by the courts" be stopped now.


11 posted on 04/02/2005 12:42:27 AM PST by tessalu
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To: Destro; hocndoc

PING! An article relevant to your discussion.


12 posted on 04/02/2005 12:42:59 AM PST by TAdams8591 (Evil succeeds when good men don't do enough!!!!!!)
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To: maine-iac7

Wendland was different. As was the Martin case where he testified that a man who could answer yes or no questions--including an affirmative response to the "do you want to live" question--was the functional equivalent of a PVS.

Wendland had more functionality that Terri. I believe he could distinguish colors and could write the first letter of his name.

The whole PVS debate is disingenuous because Cranford doesn't care if you're PVS or not-- if you're not functional enough to meet his definition of human you can be killed.


13 posted on 04/02/2005 12:46:12 AM PST by CalRepublican
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To: maine-iac7
From : http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1368291/posts
In 2001, a young San Francisco man by the name of Robert Wendland died. Mr. Wendland suffered profound physical and cognitive disabilities following an automobile accident in 1993. Mr. Wendland died of pneumonia while his mother continued to fight his wife’s efforts to end his life via the removal of his feeding tube.

Some stunning and ominous parallels exist between Mr. Wendland’s case and the case of Terri Schiavo and they merit consideration. Rose Wendland, Robert’s wife, had petitioned the courts for the right to remove his feeding tube, stating that he had a “right to live without tubes and medicines”. She, like Michael Schiavo, argued that aggressive therapy was not in Robert’s interest and that his death by dehydration and starvation would be “peaceful and dignified”.

Like Terri Schiavo, Robert Wendland demonstrated convincing abilities and awareness. It is said that he was able to negotiate a wheelchair through hospital corridors on his own. Yet, Rose Wendland insisted that he be “let go,” much to the opposition of Robert’s own mother, Florence Wendland.

In startling likeness to Michael Schiavo, Rose Wendland denied her spouse therapy, kept him from public view and instructed his caregivers not to disclose any information about his condition to his own mother. Even the absence of an advanced directive bears similarity to Terri Schiavo’s case.

In the end, Robert Wendland died of pneumonia (A death some experts would later call “exit protocol”) even as his legal battle waged on.


14 posted on 04/02/2005 1:01:44 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: FairOpinion

And .. I believe it was Dr. Frist's colleagues who also agreed that Terri did not have PVS.

But I think it's FL law that says that if someone has PVS you can pull their feeding tube. I remember seeing something about that on some documents - but I can't remember all the details.


15 posted on 04/02/2005 1:19:23 AM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: FairOpinion

Excellent article, excellent references and discussion.
I keep forgetting that Cranford is a member of what used to be called "the Hemlock Society." I knew he was on the panel that defined PVS.


16 posted on 04/02/2005 1:31:57 AM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: FairOpinion

The evidence may indicate that Terri suffered brain damage not as a result of oxygen deprivation, but as a result of trauma to the head.

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It's my opinion that Mikey vigorously pounded Terri's head like a punching bag when she first entered the hospital... and continued such pounding all throughout her hospice imprisonment !!!


17 posted on 04/02/2005 2:09:13 AM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks Fair Opinion.. the CodeBlue article has been around a bit, is excellent, personally I tracked it down when I heard the media and court liars for hire and net pundits continually referencing Terri's cat scan as supposed proof of Terri having no brain function.

As an interesting correlative sidenote, some of the other experts have agreed, even on stations like CNN I caught about two (in addition to docs put on by Sean and other pro-Terri folks)

One I remember well. Dr. Sanjay Gupta from Atlanta was shown "normal brain" scan pic and "PVS brain" printed under the pic by the TV station (on Terri's scan). Sanjay objected vehemently, that that was an improper way to label the pic, somewhat shocking the media whore (ok.. talking head). It warmed my heart to see a doc with some integrity.


18 posted on 04/02/2005 2:50:07 AM PST by praxi (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Messianic_Apologetic/)
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To: FairOpinion

I am sure Dr. Davenport joins many distinguished physicians in her view of this..Below is a reminder of what some groups with the help of courts, may be trying to bring to the U.S. This was posted yesterday..Posting #1375676.


MEDICAL SCIENCE UNDER DICTATORSHIP
DR. LEO ALEXANDER

Science under dictatorship becomes subordinated to the guiding philosophy of the dictatorship. Irrespective of other ideologic trappings, the guiding philosophic principle of recent dictatorships, including that of the Nazis, has been Hegelian in that what has been considered "rational utility" and corresponding doctrine and planning has replaced moral, ethical and religious values. Nazi propaganda was highly effective in perverting public opinion and public conscience, in a remarkably short time. In the medical profession this expressed itself in a rapid decline in standards of professional ethics. Medical science in Nazi Germany collaborated with this Hegelian trend particularly in the following enterprises: the mass extermination of the chronically sick in the interest of saving "useless" expenses to the community as a whole; the mass extermination of those considered socially disturbing or racially and ideologically unwanted; the individual, inconspicuous extermination of those considered disloyal within the ruling group; and the ruthless use of "human experimental material" for medico-military research.

This paper discusses the origins of these activities, as well as their consequences upon the body social, and the motivation of those participating in them.


19 posted on 04/02/2005 2:50:15 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: MHGinTN

A flat EEG is huge.


20 posted on 04/02/2005 3:09:23 AM PST by tkathy (Tyranny breeds terrorism. Freedom breeds peace.)
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To: FairOpinion

We have just got to do something about MSM slime liars. We just have to.


21 posted on 04/02/2005 3:17:49 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: MHGinTN
From one of the links in the article

"The life span of adults and children in such a state is substantially reduced. For most such patients, life expectancy ranges from 2 to 5 years; survival beyond 10 years is unusual. "

Terri survived 15 years... Just another 'isolated incident'

22 posted on 04/02/2005 3:20:55 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: CyberAnt
But I think it's FL law that says that if someone has PVS you can pull their feeding tube.

Yes, a fairly recent law that the Hemlock Society (including Felos) lobbied for -- includes feeding tubes as life support in the case of PVS.

23 posted on 04/02/2005 3:27:28 AM PST by maryz
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To: syriacus

The similarities are actually a bit too close for my liking.Reeks of agenda(dare i say conspiracy?). Theres no doubt that the people who embrace the culture of death contact one another(same "expert" witnesses at many trials).It would seem theres a game plan they have to be followed,making the target of death seem like less of a person.


24 posted on 04/02/2005 3:35:08 AM PST by wiggen (Greer confims the existence of hell)
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To: tkathy
"A flat EEG is huge".

Not if the leads were not connected.

25 posted on 04/02/2005 3:36:35 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: CalRepublican
I don't know why everybody is so stuck on whether Terri was PVS or not......to me, it didn't matter......

nor did it matter whether or not she could ever be "rehabilitated".....

I just don't think we can out of the blue decide we want someone dead, and then go ahead and get the courts to okay it, and to make that someone dead in the most torturous way......

26 posted on 04/02/2005 3:45:59 AM PST by cherry (I)
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To: CalRepublican; maine-iac7
The whole PVS debate is disingenuous because Cranford doesn't care if you're PVS or not-- if you're not functional enough to meet his definition of human you can be killed.

Yep.

RONALD CRANFORD, NEUROLOGIST: [Robert Wendland is] not in a coma, he's not vegetative, he is not unconscious, he is what we call 'minimally conscious.' He does have some definite, but minimal, interaction with the environment. In that situation, he is so severely brain damaged that I think the one that is the most caring and most interested, which seems to be the wife and the children, should be allowed to make that decision. . . ."
"Good Morning America"

27 posted on 04/02/2005 3:46:27 AM PST by dread78645 (Sarcasm tags are for wusses.)
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To: maine-iac7

don't hold your breath on any "investigations".....I predict this whole thing will quietly disappear.......


28 posted on 04/02/2005 3:47:34 AM PST by cherry (I)
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To: dread78645

Why doesn't he get kicked out of the AMA or whatever doctors association he's in.


29 posted on 04/02/2005 3:49:20 AM PST by drlevy88
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To: cherry

I totally agree with you.

pattyjo


30 posted on 04/02/2005 3:51:33 AM PST by pj_627
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To: cherry

I think you are correct. The Bushes(and most Republicans) are running to the bushes to put this behind them. The fact that the guy (can't think of his name) from Allegheny Co. PA, who asked to be present at the autopsy of Terri, was turned down by Pinellas Co. says it all. This will all be covered up to protect a judge who is pigheaded and refused to listen to anyone else. The whole thing is amazing to me.
I really don't think I'll be visiting FL again. That is one screwed up state!
I'm taking my vacation dollars elsewhere as I hope others will do too!


31 posted on 04/02/2005 4:15:45 AM PST by Cricket24 ("We have met the enemy and it's the U.S. press (and the democrats)!")
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To: FairOpinion
Experts Medical Links are Posted Separately Here

Medical Evidence Solid: Terri Was Not PVS

32 posted on 04/02/2005 4:21:33 AM PST by ex-Texan (Mathew 7:1 through 6)
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To: FairOpinion

I do wonder what her recovery level would have been had she been treated with anything like that of Christopher Reeve.
Practically nothing was done with therapy with her. Had her husband spent the insurance on her rather than himself, he'd probably not been able to get away with using her ill-health as an excuse to kill her.


33 posted on 04/02/2005 4:35:22 AM PST by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: GeekDejure

It's my opinion that Mikey vigorously pounded Terri's head like a punching bag when she first entered the hospital... and continued such pounding all throughout her hospice imprisonment !!!


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I recently read here that MS's brother is married to Terri's first nurse after 'incident'. The post mentioned his brother and wife were on LKL. I did not see the program - perhaps someone here can confirm.

IF that is true, perhaps MS had an 'angel of death' assist him. Of course this is all speculation and we may never be able to get that deep into in. However, that doesn't negate the obvious fact that Terri suffered trauma by 'someone'.


34 posted on 04/02/2005 4:52:43 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: maine-iac7

You've posted the judge's decision on the Wendlend case. The edecision was made in 1995. Two years later a report on Wendlend, per your post.

How is Wendlend today? Is he functioning? Is he eating on his own?


35 posted on 04/02/2005 5:02:40 AM PST by thinkingman129 (questioning clears the way to understanding.)
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To: maine-iac7
*bump*

Thanks for the summary of the Wendlund case. I hadn't bumped into that one.

36 posted on 04/02/2005 5:04:56 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: cherry

Amen.


37 posted on 04/02/2005 5:05:24 AM PST by sodpoodle (sparrows are underrated)
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To: FairOpinion

I've also read that the bone ossification was due to Terri Schiavo's OWN bulimic actions.

The bone fractures may also be a direct result of the ossifications and the purported x-rays which show fractures, etc., may reflect damage sustained during treatments to a paralyzed body AFTER her initial heart stoppage which was determined to be due to a potassium imbalance (again due to her bulimia).


38 posted on 04/02/2005 5:05:43 AM PST by thinkingman129 (questioning clears the way to understanding.)
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To: thinkingman129
See #14 above

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1375968/posts?page=14#14

39 posted on 04/02/2005 5:13:29 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: maine-iac7
I hope DeLay gets a monster investigation in gear - Terri's murder cannot be allowed to just slip under the rug. WE all need to see to that

Me, too.

40 posted on 04/02/2005 5:14:43 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: All
Ahh, more "evidence" for the Schiavo file. Please forward additional hysterics to
nothingbettertodowithmylife@justanotherschiavoeconspiracytheory.com
You want to honor the memory of Mrs. Schiavo, stop supporting those who are pimping her blood for their own agenda and/or face time.
41 posted on 04/02/2005 5:20:15 AM PST by olde north church ("Hi America, I'm Dr. Howard Dean. Turn your head and cough.")
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To: olde north church

So - only the medical OPINIONS that support your view are legitimate.

Maybe we could just wait for the autopsy, and for once base our gnashing of teeth and beating of breasts on FACT.


42 posted on 04/02/2005 5:25:35 AM PST by The Coopster
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To: thinkingman129
The bone fractures may also be a direct result of the ossifications and the purported x-rays which show fractures, etc.,

...due to her bulimia

The courts have ruled---we starve "bulimics" in America.

Some people find your "ossification" position "untenable"

From What does Terri's bone scan mean

Certainly IN A CHILD (which Schiavo, obviously was not), the combination of posterior rib fractures, vertebral compression fractures, and distal femoral periosteal elevation is **ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DIAGNOSTIC for child abuse** and any radiologist who missed this diagnosis would be subject to disciplinary action from his peers and state licensing board. SEE: http://radiographics.rsnajnls.org/cgi/content/full/23/4/811

It is my opinion that the most likely reason for these bone scan findings in March of 1991 is that someone either was physically abusing Terri or they dropped/mishandled her severely.

The x-rays might make all of this clearer if we can obtain them.

n.b.

Teri's fractures could be of the "insufficiency" type (caused by prolonged immobilization/dietary irregularities) and some might posit this explanation; however, in a nonambulatory bedridden patient under careful supervision, **I find this untenable, especially given their distribution which are so typical for ABUSE.**

Here's the link to the bone scan report: http://www.terrisfight.org/images/bonescan.jpg

** syriacus's emphasis
43 posted on 04/02/2005 5:29:11 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: presently no screen name

IF that is true, perhaps MS had an 'angel of death' assist him. Of course this is all speculation and we may never be able to get that deep into in. However, that doesn't negate the obvious fact that Terri suffered trauma by 'someone'.

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Who knows, except the criminals (and Terri - may she rest in peace). However, she was diagnosed with additional severe brain damage several days AFTER she entered the hospital. And when Mikey visited her, he was usually alone and locked the door from the inside -- just as he continued to do at the Hellhole Hospice.

WHY THE CONSTANT LOCKED DOOR IF HE WAS NOT DOING WICKED THINGS TO TERRI ???


44 posted on 04/02/2005 5:32:05 AM PST by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!!)
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To: FairOpinion
A physician at a credible physicians’ website has analyzed Terri’s CAT scan and concludes that it has been grossly misrepresented.

So what's this physician's name and how am I supposed to gauge his credibility?

45 posted on 04/02/2005 5:33:47 AM PST by Randjuke
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To: syriacus
Give me your tired,
your poor,
your bulimic masses
yearning to be starved by court order

46 posted on 04/02/2005 5:35:39 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: syriacus
Judge In Schiavo Case Failed To Legally Qualify For Office; Discharge Mandated

In order to qualify for office, judicial candidates must take and file an oath of office before being elected.
According to public records and state statutes, George Greer did not legally qualify for his current term of office and has no legal authority to sit on the case or issue any decisions.
Florida law is explicit that any person who fails to take the required oath shall be immediately discharged, his name removed from the state payroll and not permitted to receive any compensation.
Greer can’t claim that he is a “de facto” officer because he never had title to the office. His name shouldn’t have even been on the ballot according to the records provided by Florida’s Department of State.
Thus the question can be and should be legally raised if Greer has had jurisdiction in any of the adverse rulings affecting Terri Schiavo. Are all of his decisions null and void and should the entire matter be submitted for a new trial before a legally qualified judge?
According to rulings by the Attorney General’s office, statutory and case law, Greer has never qualified for office to gain access to the ballot, failing to file the mandatory oath of office, therefore he was not legally elected.
And even though election officials improperly allowed him access to the ballot, he still failed to comply with the statute which requires him to file his oath of office within 30 days of the commencement of his term.
According to the Department of State, the last oath on file for George Greer is dated Aug. 7, 1998. Although the Division of Elections says that Greer qualified for office on May 3, 2004, to date they have not been able to produce a copy of his oath of office that was presumably filed in order to qualify. VIEW THE ONLY OATH OBTAINABLE-CLICK HERE [must have Acrobat Reader]
The copy of the 1998 oath that they have produced for Greer is not in the proper form as required by statute which automatically disqualified him from the 1998 election. By law, his name should not have been on the ballot and therefore, he allegedly illegally served a six-year term as a judge and unlawfully collected compensation for the position.

47 posted on 04/02/2005 5:37:43 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Randjuke
how am I supposed to gauge his credibility?

You don't have to gauge his credibility. Save yourself the trouble. Do like Greer did, and deal with viewpoints that you don't like by dismissing them.

48 posted on 04/02/2005 5:37:48 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: syriacus
Also, there are several physicians and surgeons and oncologists who agree.

This was murder for $$$$$$ by a Scientologist-run Judiciary.

49 posted on 04/02/2005 5:40:22 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for providing the info, Diogenesis.

The "bad old boy" network is alive and well in Florida.

50 posted on 04/02/2005 5:41:32 AM PST by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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