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    FL - Terri Schiavo Court Case

    I've been very moved by this story. Thank God Gov. Bush intervened!I can't believe a judge would order her to death by starvation! This judge needs to be removed!

    Terri Schiavo is a brain-damaged woman whose husband has petitioned the courts to end her life by removal of her feeding tube. Her husband argues that she is in a persistent vegetative state, though her parents have been told by 12 doctors that she can improve with proper therapy. Mr. Schiavo, Terri's husband, began withholding nutrition and hydration shortly after winning $1.2 million on her behalf in a medical malpractice lawsuit. He has his OWN motives for this! SELFISH and I think this is MURDER! Bast%$#~ I'm outraged!

    Today, October 21, 2003, the Florida Legislature and House passed bill 35E - Terri's Bill - into law.

    This law allowed Florida's Governor, Jeb Bush, to issue an Executive Order allowing nutrition and hydration to be returned to the disabled Florida woman.

    Terri had been without nutrition and hydration for more than 6 days.

    She has been transported to Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. And is to be receiving proper attention immediately.
    The whole story can be read here.
    The Terri Schiavo Story

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    I agree that starvation is a terrible way to end a life, but I have to agree with the husband that she would never wish to live like this. I've seen to many sad situations where the quality of live is so poor that no one would ever choose it. IMO most people have no idea what it would be like to survive like this for one year, much less thirteen.
    One day there may be a kinder way to carry out a persons wishes when there's no hope for a real recovery.
    this is just my opinion, it may be wrong, user beware!

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    Yes, it sounds horrible. My grandmother had terminal cancer and she died this way. The doctors removed food and water because she was never going to improve and keeping her alive was only prolonging her suffering. She was kept on morphine and slept most of the time. She never asked for anything - just wanted to rest. It is a terrible situation for a family to be in. Sadly though, there are times when the end is a blessing but it's hard to watch.

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    I agree this isn't a way to live but NOTHING has been done to try to improve Terri. NO therapy even after many doctors testified that she can improve. Her husband has made staements he wishes she was dead and some of the nurses have testified they think he has tried to kill her in the past by insulin. Lowering her blood sugar. He makes rude comments about wishing she would hurry up and die. He won't let her parents see her or try and get her help. He tends to get her trust fund if she is dead and I think thats what this man is after. How do we know it was her wish not to be on life support of any kind? It's his word. That's it. She had no will.

    From personal experience, I know she could improve. My grandfather was in this same situation and with 3 years of therapy he now walks, talks and enjoys life. he's not the same as before his accident no but he's come a long ways. He can hold a conversation with you, play games, watch tv and understand anything you say. He can walk with assistance of a walker and has come a long way. They said he would always be a vegatable but he proved them all wrong. How do we know this couldn't happen with Terri unless she gets the treatments that she so deserves.
    I still say the husband is after the $$$$$$. He doesn't care what Terri wants or he would have put her in some kind of therapy by now. It's been 10 years with nothing. He already has a new family with children. So why doesn't he just divorce Terri and let her family look after her? Because he wants that $$$$$!!

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    I am in agreement with Alpharee. I have been to Terri's website and read all the info both pro/cons. I saw her dad/sister on two cable news shows a couple of nights ago describing how the family thinks it is even possible Terri is in this horrible state because of abuse from her husband. Medical records show they think it is possible he attempted to strangle her. He wants her dead, period, as soon as possible so she can never recover and name him as the culprit. He collected all that money in the medical malpractice suit and never even attempted to put her into rehabilitation to try to get her some help. Many doctors have testified for her parents that they think Terri would benefit from intensive rehab. It is very obvious to me that he wants her dead so he can collect the remaining money and finally marry his long-standing girlfriend. The media fails to report most of these facts and just states that the husband says that his wife told him she never wanted to be kept alive artificially. With NO living will this is just his word and nothing to back it up. I wish her husband would turn over custody to the parents and let them get Terri the help she needs. Unfortunately, I think the legal wrangling is just beginning. I feel Jeb Bush did the right thing!

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    Originally posted by bluehawaii25
    I am in agreement with Alpharee. I have been to Terri's website and read all the info both pro/cons. I saw her dad/sister on two cable news shows a couple of nights ago describing how the family thinks it is even possible Terri is in this horrible state because of abuse from her husband. Medical records show they think it is possible he attempted to strangle her. He wants her dead, period, as soon as possible so she can never recover and name him as the culprit. He collected all that money in the medical malpractice suit and never even attempted to put her into rehabilitation to try to get her some help. Many doctors have testified for her parents that they think Terri would benefit from intensive rehab. It is very obvious to me that he wants her dead so he can collect the remaining money and finally marry his long-standing girlfriend. The media fails to report most of these facts and just states that the husband says that his wife told him she never wanted to be kept alive artificially. With NO living will this is just his word and nothing to back it up. I wish her husband would turn over custody to the parents and let them get Terri the help she needs. Unfortunately, I think the legal wrangling is just beginning. I feel Jeb Bush did the right thing!
    You're right on the money bluehawaii25! From what I've read the family has been fighting this for 10 years. The husband states he has no life with Terri alive, the family says then divorce Terri and move on. That's exactly what he should do. But why won't he? because if he does that, he'll lose the $$$$$. From all I've read he treats her like CRAP! This coming from testimony of nurses, etc. He doesn't care about her, he wants the money and I thank God for Gov. Bush for coming to her aid. I hope that after all is done the family gets guardianship so Terri can get the right treatments she deserves.

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    I didn't know they had a thread in the Jury Room. More discussion there:

    http://207.36.4.219/forums/showthrea...&threadid=1545

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    This story is absolutely tragic...this woman could perhaps have come on immensely had she been allowed therapy. Her 'husband', in my opinion, is the cause of the whole thing. She had issues with her weight and was bulimic (her heart stopped due to a lack of potassium through persistent vomiting) and he liked to criticize her appearance at every opportunity....I never thought I would hear myself praising a member of the Bush family....

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    What kind of improvement could anyone expect from someone who has been brain dead for 13 years?
    This case has made it's way through the legal system for the last 10 years. IMO if the husband was guilty of all these things he never would have been able to remain the person to be calling the shots. As much as the parents have tried to stop things, they would have gotten guardianship a long time ago.

    Money or no money, I feel for this shell of a woman who now has to endure her vegetative life because her parents won't see she lost her life years ago.

    I do think this will get more people talking and discussing with their family about what their wishes would be, but I doubt that many will actually do the paperwork, because everyone wants to think it won't ever happen in their family. Sad thing is, it happens in families every day.
    this is just my opinion, it may be wrong, user beware!


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    She is NOT brain dead, I have seen videos of her behavior, and she is NOT brain dead for sure. I would like to recommend a book I think everyone should read called "the Diving Bell & The Butterfly"
    which was written by a man who fluttered ot the entire book by fluttering his eyelash... the only muscle he could move.
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.

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    Old Broad, I totally disagree w/you. She is NOT brain dead, she is NOT on life support she is ON food and water! She needs help to eat that is all! SO lets kill all the babies because they can't eat on their own! And yes she could LEARN but this crap of a husband she has won't let her have therapy. I KNOW she can improve. My grandfather 15 years ago was in accident. he was in exact same shape she is and he can walk, talk, eat, play games and have conversations, he's not 100% like he was but he enjoys life and we enjoy him

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    Her husband is on Larry King tonight 9:00pm EST

    Cass...

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    I hope that everyone reading this considers signing a living will of their own - just in case something like this happens to you or yours!!

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    Watched Larry King tonight with Michael Schiavo and attorney. Everything seemed so "scripted" to me. Just looking at the man makes my skin crawl. I think he is lying through his teeth about Terri. He says he is not going to get anymore money out of the trust and he is just doing this because he loves his wife and this is what she wanted. I don't believe that for a second. He obviously has a hatred towards her father with whom he hasn't spoken to in 10 years. I don't believe him that it was the father who wanted all the money from the malpractice settlement. I think Michael is in this completely for the money. From anything I have read in this case it sure doesn't sound to me like Michael has been providing her with any of this therapy he was talking about tonight. From listening to his attorney it doesn't sound like any of this is going to be ending anytime soon!

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