October 18, 2003


Jeb Bush 'fails' Terri (World Net Daily, Starvation Watch Day 4)

With Terri Schindler-Schiavo's judge-ordered starvation well into its fourth day, it is clear to her family and supporters that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush probably will not step in and prevent her death ...

The removal of Terri's feeding tube is the final victory for Michael Schiavo in a battle with Terri's family that has gone entirely in his favor.

[T]he Schindlers had been fighting their son-in-law for 10 years over the lack of care and therapy provided for their daughter ...

The ongoing dispute escalated five years ago when Schiavo petitioned the court for permission to end his wife's life by removing her feeding tube ... Although Terri breathes on her on and maintains her own blood pressure, she requires a simple tube into her abdomen to her stomach for nourishment and hydration. The Schindlers and many medical professionals believe that with therapy she could eat and drink without the tube, but Schiavo consistently has prevented that....

Bush's handling of this case is unlikely to win him respect or friends in either camp.

The Clearwater Bar Association denounced him earlier this month for sending a letter in late August to Greer, asking the judge to delay the date for removal of Terri's feeding tube ...

Greer said he ignored the letter....

The directors and officers of the Clearwater Bar Association were outraged at the governor's letter-writing, seeing it as an intrusion not only on its turf in Pinellas County, but upon the judiciary branch as a whole and a threat to the constitutional structure of American government.

Here, in brief, are the key facts: Terri Schiavo's parents are eager to feed and care for her. Deprived of care, she will starve to death. Judge Greer has ordered that starve to death she must, and has barred anyone from feeding her, including her parents. Her husband's motives in seeking the judge's order are suspect. He won a lawsuit over Terri's medical care that has $750,000 in escrow to pay for her care, and he stands to inherit the money if Terri dies while they remain married. He is engaged to another woman and has fathered a child by her, but he has refused to divorce Terri. Nurses have testified that he complained to them, "When is that bitch going to die?", and that Terri has said to them, "Help me."

It seems to me that as a matter of justice, if in the whole world 6 billion people want to see a woman starve to death, and one -- just one -- wants to feed her, that one ought to be free to feed the woman. To use the power of the state to prevent such feeding is a gross abuse of the police power.

The argument that writing a letter to a judge expressing an opinion on a case is "a threat to the constitutional structure of American government" is so ludicrous it beggars the imagination. Apparently the judicial power is so far above the people, even the executive branches of government, that it must not even be questioned. And if Jeb Bush lacks the courage to refuse to enforce a vicious judicial order, shame on him.

Though men may not care for Terri Schiavo, God will. May God bless her.

Posted by Paul Jaminet at October 18, 2003 7:35 PM

Mr. Judd;

I agree that this is a travesty. The question, what constituency would be upset if Governor Bush intervened?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at October 18, 2003 7:46 PM

Assuming that all is as it seems, if I were Terri's father, now that all legal means have been exhausted, Michael Schiavo would precede Terri in death, (situation permitting).

Which, ultimately, is the answer to the conversation regarding this case, that we had earlier: The law cannot foresee all circumstances. At some point, someone must step forward to take responsibility, even if surreptitiously.

Further, I don't accept that this vile man's decisions are typical.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 18, 2003 8:28 PM


Hard cases make bad law, it's true. We can, however, set up the default positions to avoid murder. One problem here is that some of the information about her condition makes it seem questionable whether she is really in a persistent vegetative state, but it's impossible to judge that from here.

Posted by: David Cohen at October 18, 2003 9:08 PM

There is indeed a dispute over the facts of her condition, with Michael Schiavo claiming his wife is in a persistent vegetative state and her parents and nurses claiming she isn't and releasing private videos showing her responding to them. However, it's not clear to me why the state of those facts should affect the legal issue. No one disputes that she is now alive. The question is whether a spouse who wants to starve his living wife to death can, if he obtains a judicial order, be supported in this desire by the state government against those who would feed and care for his wife.

I would have thought that the end of chattel slavery also ended the ability of one man to decide whether another person could live or die, but I appear to be wrong.

Posted by: pj at October 18, 2003 9:20 PM

How can a husband have the ultimate decision to end his wife's life, but that same husband has absolutely no say over whether or not the wife could terminate a child in the womb.

Last week on one of the morning shows, I saw video tape of this woman. She didn't appear to be in a vegatative state, she was moving her head and appeared to be trying to communicate.

This husband doesn't pass the smell test, too bad the state is an accomplice in this travesty.

Posted by: pchuck at October 19, 2003 12:03 AM

Glad to see the Clearwater Bar Association sees what is really important in this case--judicial independence.

Michael, I am sure you are right, but how important is his vileness to the story? We had a high-profile case here a few years ago where a man killed his disabled 12 year old daughter, ostensibly to end her suffering. The progressive elites cried buckets over his compassion and "courage". He was convicted, but all bets are on a very early parole.

Do you think motive, character or sincerity make that much of a difference? Especially when you consider that, vileness or not, the survivor is usually freer and/or wealthier when the afflicted is gone. Do you think feelings of love or family will generally impel us to do the right thing in such heart-rendering circumstances? I don't. I think we are better off with an argument from authority that says this is about actions, not motive, and this kind of action is wrong per se and will be punished firmly in this world or elsewhere.

OJ, your closing line brought tears of shame. Well done.

Posted by: Peter B at October 19, 2003 6:05 AM

Peter --

I agree with you about pj's closing line.

Posted by: David Cohen at October 19, 2003 11:30 AM

Sorry, Paul. You should post more.

Posted by: Peter B at October 19, 2003 11:57 AM

Thank you, Peter and David. Of course, the closing line is not mine, it is Isaiah 49:15.

pchuck, good question. Apparently it's not a matter of relative power of husbands and wives, but of the culture of death vs. the culture of life. When someone wills another's death -- the mother her baby's death, or the husband his wife's -- the courts will support it. When someone wills another's life -- the father his baby's, the parents' Terri Schiavo's -- the courts will frustrate them.

Posted by: pj at October 19, 2003 12:09 PM

Peter: I know enough attorneys in Clearwater not to be surprised.

Posted by: Chris at October 20, 2003 10:53 AM


The good news is that attorneys in Clearwater are no worse than anywhere else. The bad news is this means we are all in big trouble.

Posted by: Peter B at October 20, 2003 7:54 PM

Peter B:

Yes, I think that character counts.
I agree that the law must be mostly concerned with acts, and not motives.

What makes this story so complex is not so much that the husband is evil, but that the woman, completely disabled or not, has loved one who WANT to care for her, and are not permitted to.
Thus, it's not simply a question of the stamina of the caretakers, but of who this woman's life belongs to, as pj notes.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 21, 2003 2:14 AM


Yes, the story is as awful as they can get, and I realize we must take care in letting our horror dictate general conclusions. But haven't you put your finger on the underlying nub by talking about who "wants" to care for her? Isn't the underlying problem that we are coming to empathize more and more with anyone who says they don't "want" to care for the elderly, disabled, unwanted children, etc? Few are so blunt as to admit this, even to themselves? Instead, I fear they wrestle emotionally with the issue and somehow convince themselves that death is the compassionate solution and that the person would want it if they were able to tell us. I'm sorry, but my horror at this story goes far beyond the fact that she has family who want to care for her?

I imagine the reason the Court is not being swayed by the family's pleas is that they fear the precedent effect---what if anyone at all (church, good samaritan, fifth cousin, etc.) says they will care for her and then demands funds from her husband or family to do so? The culture of death just can't have that, because it is determined to break the bonds of duty between us.

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls...

Posted by: Peter B at October 21, 2003 6:15 AM

The Fla. legislature just paved the way for Bush to order the feeding tube reinserted, which he says he will do immediately.


Posted by: Timothy at October 21, 2003 5:58 PM

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Questions to: pc93@bellsouth.net

Also looking for co-ordinators for Terri Life Ribbon Meet-ups in their particular states/countries.

Posted by: Juan Schoch at November 9, 2003 12:39 PM

Please sign and if you have others who would care to sign please forward to

What we are asking for here is a geometrical progression.

Send to 10 (or more) caring people in your circle of friends who will
do the same and so on.


Carefully read the Florida Bar petition online before signing, requesting
the Florida Bar bring described formal action involving attorneys George
Felos and Deborah Bushnell, for reasons described in the petition.

FLORIDIANS AND NON-FLORIDIANS accepted. This is going straight to the
Florida Bar. Count is around 131 at this time. Please send this to as many
caring individuals as you can with the message to others to take the same



You can view the police report, concluded May 14, 2004 here:
http://zimp.org/pr/. By clicking the thumbnails, you can view a full-size
scan of each page. Additionally, you can download the entire package for
offline viewing (requires Winzip) here: http://zimp.org/pr/pr.zip.

The above report not only indicates that absolutely nothing suspicious was
found as the result of this exhaustive investigation, but also that the
'marks' and 'needle cap' (which turned out to part of an irrigation kit)
were found PRIOR to Terri's parents visiting that day.

Additionally, I encourage you to read the press release issued by Mr. Felos
the night of the alleged incident here:
http://zimp.org/documents/felospr032904.pdf in which he states that a
forensic team was investigating the matter. In speaking personally with the
Clearwater Police Department, I have learned that they don't even have a
forensic team.


Whoever said that "Crime doesn't pay" didn't live in our times.

This is Terri's 1501st day confined to just a single small room by Hospice
of the Florida Suncoast (give or take a few days of having to be in the
hospital from neglect and almost being dehydrated/starved to death).

Just when you thought the bottom of the barrel was being reached, the now
infamous fax from Michael Schiavo's attorney Deborah Bushnell stating that
the Schindlers could be permitted to visit their daughter if they pay for an
off duty police officer to accompany them (arranged by Deborah Bushnell &
Co. of course):

Deborah A. Bushnell
204 Scotland Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: (727)733-9064

By Facsimile: (727) 898-4903

May 06, 2004

Patricia Fields Anderson, Esq.
447 Third Avenue N., Suite 405
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Re: Schiavo, Theresa - #1834 -Guardianship

Dear Pat:

I received your fax dated May 4, 2004.

We inquired of Hospice as to whether they would allow their
security officers to be in the room during Robert and Mary
Schindlers' visitation. To date, we have not received their
consent to this arrangement, and it does not seem likely that
such an arrangement can be made with them in the near future.

In the interim, the Schindlers may visit Terri in the presence
of a security officer. However, we would have to make private
security options. If your clients are agreeable to paying the
cost of such supervision, please let us know, and we will
follow up to make arrangements for the visitation and let you
know the cost.


Deborah A. Bushnell

cc Michael Schiavo
George J. Felos, Esq.
Scott P. Swope, Esq.


Terri is denied any extensive/comprehensive range of motion therapy or any
kind of therapies that could make her better. Terri is not terminal yet
Michael Schiavo is trying hard to make it so. AHCA's April 1st investigation
didn't see anything wrong with Terri's teeth yet shortly after their
investigation 5 teeth were completely removed from her mouth, with no
apparent restorative work. How could the AHCA not have noticed anything
wrong? The surveyors notes of this investigation are a must read. They show
to what lengths Hospice of Florida Suncoast, Michael Schiavo, etc. are going
to deceive investigators to cover up the fraud and criminal neglect they are
committing upon Terri, the people of Florida, United States and the world.
The AHCA appears to be complicit in aiding and abetting these crimes.
AHCA is committing fraud and I have the proof. They have refused to
investigate my complaints saying that the issues contained in them were
investigated on April 1st. This is a complete lie. The issues of my
complaints were not investigated on April 1st, 2004 and I have the
documentation from AHCA themselves to prove it. If you know anyone
who can do something about this please contact me at pc93@bellsouth.net

There is a big question: WHAT ARE YOU AND YOUR FEDERAL AND
PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE? Contact the senators for your district and
ask them what can be done, there are any number of actions that can be

Contact as many people as you can (governmental and non-governmental)
about Terri's plight. Make stickers, bumper stickers, licence plates,
posters, etc.

Be creative, do take action.

"Petition for State protective custody for Terri" (please get the petition
information out to as many peoples as possible)

"Saving Terri Schiavo"

Laws being broken:

Connect the Dots ... for Terri





MAY 17, 2004

Thank you for coming here today.

My family is so very thankful to the Clearwater Police Department for doing
such a thorough and deliberate job with their investigation and for finally
proving that these charges were completely baseless. As horrifying as the
least six weeks were, I am grateful to the men and women of the Police
Department for undertaking their duties seriously and fairly. We are sorry
the taxpayers had to pay for an investigation that turned out to be a total
waste of law enforcement resources.

We have been banned from seeing Terri for 49 days. Why are we being kept
from our own daughter? We have not done anything wrong, the police agreed.

For the past 14 years, my family has endured a hardship that is beyond
description. I'm certain that any parent can imagine the horror of such a
devastating incident happening to one of your children. It is difficult and
heartbreaking to say the least. But what is unbearable is when evil people
will go to any length to execute my daughter for their own selfish reasons:
They are and will profit financially if my daughter is executed by
dehydration and starvation.

My daughter is not in a persistent vegetative state. This is a point that
many who have reported on the case in the past simply do not understand.
Terri is able to laugh and cry and to respond to us when we visit her. She
complies with requests and does her best to please those around her. She has
moods. She has good days and bad days - just like you or I. She laughs at my
stupid jokes. She cries when we leave. She lights up when she sees her
mother. She complains when she is not comfortable. She giggles when her
mother plays with her hair. She gets frustrated, happy, tearful, tired,
excited - everything you and I do. She just does it in the only way she can.
If she were not denied access to the simplest of rehabilitative techniques,
she would be in far better shape.

We are very concerned that Terri is receiving sub-standard medical and
dental care. Her teeth are rotting and 5 have been extracted. She is not
receiving any rehabilitative therapy what so ever. For years we have argued
in court that Terri deserves proper medical and dental care, but our pleas
have been ignored.

There is no reason for this wonderful young woman to die. With proper
medical care and therapy there is hope for Terri. Not only do these people
insist on executing my daughter, they are trying to do it as quickly as
possible. We ask that families and parents out there show their support by
contacting the Florida Supreme Court and urging them not to rush through
this case. It is amazing to think that, in America, it is easier to execute
someone who has committed no crime than someone who has.

Why is my daughter still not allowed to see her mother? She is alive, she is
aware, she knows and misses her family. With your help, the truth will be

Thank you.
Bob Schindler


The light is shining brighter on the real fact that pursuant to the Life
Felony Crimes Laws, FS825.102, which are intended to protect all of us from
the acts or omissions of others to cause us great harm or even cause our
death, when we become unable to speak and do for ourselves, no matter the
cause -- No person, elderly or disabled can be denied food and water,
delivered by any means we are able to receive, or medicine, speech therapy,
physical therapy, necessary services and rehabilitation -- to do so carries
up to Life Felony imprisonment.

Michael is just a used name. He is a puppet. The real people behind all of
these criminal acts that have been perpetrated upon vulnerable and fleecable
people, just as with Terri, are the Debra Bushnell's, the George Felos', the
Clan of Judges and the law enforcement officials they puppeteer. This
bunch -- there are other groups just like them around the state -- are only
using the powers of a guardian to *hide* Terri [ cage/kidnap ] to make sure
she gets no stimulation, no visitors, no therapies of any kind, and possibly
try to intentionally depress her by telling her that her blood family has
abandoned her, so she will give up on living; so that she will give up
fighting them from causing her to die; Causing death = Killing. All doctors
have testified that she can hear. Videotaped examinations prove it.

Michael Schiavo has been a borrowed name on all of these court filings for
the purpose of making this woman dead. It was in May of 1998 when Michael
came up with the announcement to the public, through his Petition to Kill hi
s wife with a civil court order obtained for the purpose of starving and
dehydrating his wife to death. If that is true, his bringing to the
attention of the 6th Circuit Court, and never before in the 140 other court
hearing and trial opportunities going back to the day Terri was injured, the
hearsay and unwritten assertion that his wife told him several years prior
to 1990 that she would not want to live on a feeding tube. So teach her how
to eat by mouth again. Judge Greer was asked by her kin, and showed the
laws that mandate, but going against the laws he took oath to uphold, he
instead said "I don't want anybody feeding that woman", during open court in

Given that between Feb 1990 and May 1998 Michael never brought up any
statements of Terri's saying no feeding tube and not saying that she wanted
to be starved to death, the light now shines directly on December 14, 1995,
nearly 2 and one half years prior to Michael's *new* assertion that Terri
did not want a feeding tube.

That is the day, according to a careless mistake of two of the perpetrators
using Michael to make Terri dead, that George Felos and Debra Bushnell had a
meeting to discuss the discontinuance of the feeding tube. It was a full 16
months prior to Michael having his first conference with George Felos on
March 14, 1997. Felos is the self-proclaimed right-to-be-made-dead
attorney that was immediately hired by Michael and approved by the court two
months, to be paid with Terri's Jury awarded 1.4 million dollars
specifically for 51 years of life expectancy and for her care AND
rehabilitation. Not for an attorney hired to kill her.

So, Michael's guardianship attorney Bushnell,
meets with the expert death attorney Felos,
16 months later Michael hires Felos using Terri's money and not his own
$660,000 jury award to shack up and make babies with Jodi Centonze while
prohibiting any forms of rehabilitation,
so that he can use his wife's money to make her dead, and then yet another
14 months later,
makes the announcement that Terri said in 1986 "no feeding tube" by filing
May 11, 1998 *his* Petition to starve and dehydrate Terri --- an act,
granted by a judge, that would kill his wife, would finish her off, by
denying and withholding all forms of food, water, medicine, speech therapy,
necessary services and rehabilitation.

The light is on the calculator. The sum of the facts could appear to total
up to a Premeditated Plot and Plan to intentionally kill their clients wife.
A plan that was developed over several years. Once the permission was
sought from Judge Greer, this murder plan was enacted, and set into play.
This changed everything into a bonafide crime. Attempted Murder, 1st Degree
Felony Falsification of Advance Directives (30 years), 1st Degree Felony
Neglect with intent to cause death and Attempted Aggravated Manslaughter on
a Disabled Person -- all pursuant to the Crime Laws and Statutes of Florida.

Judge Greer in his February 11, 2000 Order, committed malpractice by
misdiagnosing Terri as being an unconscious and unaware person [lawsuit 1]
and then Ordered the Guardian of the Ward to commit a 1st Degree Felony
Crime by removing Terri's feeding tube and denying her constitutional and
legal right to be protected and not feloniously victimized by being caused
to die.

Is the light on for anyone else?

[Note: dates and timelines taken directly from public guardianship records,
public records, transcripts and depositions]


Read the depositions, statements in court and on national television of
Michael Schiavo regarding the evening/morning of Terri's collapse then look
at the police report of how the paramedics found Terri face down on the
floor. Also see Michael's statements that he will continue in his attempts
to take care of Terri (how could anyone read this any different then that he
will continue in his attempts to kill Terri) even if the courts rule against
him. Terri deserves protective custody from the State of Florida and
guardianship under Michael Schiavo needs to be removed:

Go to the following link:


and scroll up a little if post 58 is not visible, this is who the enemies of
humankind would like to see dead and I will throw down the gauntlet every
time against them and I would ask that you do the same while contacting
10 or more (more is welcome) others a day who will do the same as
well as per above the request of contacting local and federal officials,

Police report, statements of Michael, etc.:





Interesting timeline:


Some depositions of Michael:



A statement was released on Friday, May 14th by the Clearwater Police
Department stating that they found NO evidence of criminal activity, NO
indication of attempted criminal activity, and no harm done to Mrs. Schiavo,
stating that the investigation has concluded.

The police report also included that the two aides who were on duty on the
day the incident happened, had told the nurse on duty that the marks on
Terri's arm were on her arm before the Schindler's had visited that day.

The charge nurse who had called Michael to report the marks, had told
Michael Schiavo that the aides had reported that the marks were there before
Bob and Mary had visited.

The police detective also had found other caps such as the one that was
reported by attorney George Felos of Dunedin, Florida as suspicious, in
other enteral irrigation tubing packaging.

Last evening after 46 days of the Schindler's not being permitted to see
their daughter, the Schindler's excitedly drove to Park Place to be reunited
with Terri.

Upon their arrival, the nurse rang Michael Schiavo to ask if it was okay for
the Schindler's to go in to see their daughter. Michael Schiavo told the
nurse to tell them "No".

Although no criminal activity was concluded, it appears that the Schindler's
are now forced to wait and see their daughter until a decision is made on
the 26th of May when an emergency hearing is scheduled to be heard in Judge
Greer's court for restoration of visitation.


For 55 days, including Mother's Day... the Schindler Family have been denied
access to their daughter for an alleged incident that turned out to be
nothing better than a hoax. Michael Schiavo and George Felos have created a
situation in which they forcibly isolated Terri Schindler-Schiavo from her
family. This was done on false accusations that they had caused harm to
their own daughter. In a press release dated March 29th, George Felos of
Dunedin, Florida all but accused Terri's parents of injecting her and
inflicting puncture wounds on her arm:


As you will read in the following
official press release from the Clearwater Police Department these charges
are false and unsubstantiated.

Decide for yourself what the motives were.


Here is the Clearwater Police News Release


For Immediate Release
May 14, 2004


Clearwater Police Criminal Investigations Detectives concluded today an
expansive and detailed investigation into suspicions that physical harm done
with criminal intent had been visited upon a 40-year-old woman under the
care of Hospice in Clearwater.

The investigation found no evidence of harm, injury or violation as the
result of a criminal act, said Police Chief Sid Klein.

The Hospice patient, Mrs. Theresa M. Schiavo, was the subject of
investigative, forensic and medical scrutiny after concern was expressed for
her well-being on March 29, 2004.

At about 3:30 that Monday afternoon - as Mrs. Schiavo's feeding regimen
commenced - a Hospice employee noticed some marks on Mrs. Schiavo's arms,
and shared her observations with a Hospice supervisor at the Park Place
assisted living facility, 2750 Drew Street. Concerns were heightened by the
position of a plastic hospital bracelet on Mrs. Schiavo's forearm; the
positioning of a plastic feeding tube wrapped around the chair in which she
was sitting; and the discovery of a small, purple medical apparatus,
initially described as a "needle cap."

(The lavender object, manufactured by a New York medical supply company
called Qosina, is not a hypodermic needle cap, but rather a hollow,
open-ended polypropylene "catheter syringe tip adapter" - called a Luer,
part # 41501 - and is used as a plastic tubing connector in medical feeding
and irrigation setups; it has no application for injection).

The Hospice supervisor notified Mrs. Schiavo's husband, Michael, who called
his attorney and his wife's physician, Dr. Stanton Tripodis. The physician
examined Mrs. Schiavo at Park Place, and authorized her transfer to Mease
Hospital in Dunedin for an examination. Various procedures, including
toxicology tests for the presence of unauthorized drugs, proved negative,
and Mrs. Schiavo was returned to Hospice care.

Clearwater Police Detectives conducted numerous interviews with family
members, physicians, Hospice employees and others. The Mease Hospital
attending physician found nothing untoward about the marks on Mrs. Schiavo's
arm, nor did her personal physician. Neither physician quantified the marks
on her upper arm as evidence of an injection; the origin of these specific
marks is undetermined.

Although Detectives cannot say conclusively what caused the other marks,
it's believed they could have been the result of a apparatus called a "Hoyer
Lift," used to move a patient from a reclining position on a bed to a
sitting position in a chair.

The plastic hospital bracelet, a rigid band of plastic, may have worked
itself up her forearm toward her elbow since Mrs. Schiavo's arms are often
contracted upward.

The feeding tube and its position was examined by Hospice employees when
concerns were initially expressed, and subsequently by investigators: there
was no indication of leakage; detectives found no indication of intentional
manipulation; the monitor warning alarm was never activated, nor was the
feeding ever interrupted.

Detectives identified the lavender piece of plastic found in Mrs. Schiavo's
clothes as a tubing connector, and had an independent company (National
Medical Services of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) conduct chemical and gas
examinations of swabs taken from the Luer adapter. The test results were
negative for foreign substances.

The Clearwater Police Department found no evidence of criminal activity, no
indication of attempted criminal activity, and no harm done to Mrs. Schiavo.
The investigation has concluded.

All inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to Public
Information Officer Wayne Shelor at (727) 562-4333.
Chief of Police


From Bobby Schindler (Terri's brother)in response to
Michael Masinter on disability-civil-rights yahoo

>"On February 25, 1990, . . . Theresa, age 27, suffered a cardiac arrest as
>a result of a potassium imbalance. Michael called 911, and Theresa was
>rushed to the hospital. She never regained consciousness.

Juan, the Appellate judges got it wrong right from the get go. It was
never proven Terri had a cardiac arrest because of a potassium imbalance,
and also, Michael ONLY called 911 after my father instructed him to. Michael
called my father first to tell him that Terri collapsed. I guess it wasn't
important for the judges to mention that Michael knew CPR but didn't use it
on Terri that night.

>Since 1990, Theresa has lived in nursing homes with constant care. She is
>fed and hydrated by tubes. The staff changes her diapers regularly. She
>has had numerous health problems, but none have been life threatening.

Funny how they forgot to mention that there was a health problem that WAS
life threatening, when Michael instructed his doctor in 1993 not to treat
Terri for an infection she had that would have resulted in her death -- by
sepsis. And it's incredible that it is hardly ever mentioned that Michael
would have collected over 700 hundred thousand dollars, if he would have
succeeded to kill Terri back then. But I guess that wasn't important.
Amazing how everyone just glosses over this fact.

>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.

Terri DID NOT have a heart attack. This has been proven over and over again,
but just like so much in this case, it keeps on being ignored.

>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.

Again, something that continually is ignored is Dr. Maxfield's testimony
that is completely contrary to this, as well as a dozen doctors that have
all stated that Terri can be helped if given the chance. Do any of these
people read the testimony of the doctors that testified regarding Terri's
chances to improve? Why do they only want to hear from one side in this
case, and refuse to accept the fact that there are more doctors that say
Terri can improve than doctors that say she can't.

>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."

To have the audacity to mention God. Once again, I will repeat myself, why
do they only want to hear from one side in this case, and as far as the
judges saying that Terri will be totally dependent upon others to care for
her the rest of her life -- I say emphatically -- so what! That is what her
family is here for and has been asking -- no, begging -- to do since 1990.
Incredibly, the judges use this as the REASON why we should kill Terri,
because she is dependent on others. This absolutely makes me sick.

>"Although the physicians are not in complete agreement concerning the
>extent of Mrs. Schiavo's brain damage, they all agree that the brain scans
>show extensive permanent damage to her brain. The only debate between the
>doctors is whether she has a small amount of isolated living tissue in her
>cerebral cortex or whether she has no living tissue in her cerebral

I repeat myself, shouldn't this be an argument on reasons why we should let
those that love her take care of her, NOT to simply starve my sister to
death because she has become an inconvenience in the eyes of her husband and
a few arrogant judges.

Terri is not a problem, she is a person, and she is my family, our family.


Posted by: Juan Schoch at May 24, 2004 8:49 PM