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March 29, 2005

Father Says Terri is Weak but Responding

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

The media continue to get it wrong and to facilitate the unproven assumption regarding a chemical imbalance being responsible for Terri's original collapse. Nothing is said about the bone scan showing broken bones all the way down to her ankle, and of course they have nothing to say about the probability of a strangulation injury being the cause - nope, it's always a chemical imbalance resulting in a heart attack. Well, I wonder why her heart has no trouble withstanding now the third attempt to kill her by starvation!

- MyWayNews March 28 10:23 PM ET
Described by her father as weak and emaciated, Terri Schiavo clung to life Monday, as police guarded her hospice room and demonstrators prayed outside for last-minute government intervention in the case.

Supporters of prolonging the severely brain-damaged woman's life also carried their protests to the White House, while her father repeated his plea that she be kept alive by having a feeding tube reinserted.

"She's still communicating, she's still responding. She's emaciated, but she's responsive," Bob Schindler told reporters after a morning visit with his daughter, saying that she showed facial expressions when he hugged and kissed her. 

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Posted by Hyscience at March 29, 2005 12:46 AM

Keep pushing the MSM with regard to the bone scan. It is that scan plus the probability that the 1996 scan is a hoax (the scan belongs to someone else?) are the real hot potatoes in this issue.

Even though I do not have medical knowledge I have managed to work through some of the issues, and read the evidence for myself. The bone scan indicated that she had one fracture, at L1, indicating that someone attempted to strangle her.

If you can get hold of a copy of the discharge documents from the hospital, you will see that it clearly says that Terri did not have a heart attack. Her blood gases proved that this notion was incorrect. The same report mentions that she had a glucose level of 373 and the low potassium level of 2.0. According to the same report the low potassium level could be the result of malnutrition due to faulty dieting, perhaps bulimia or anorexia, but the doctor reading the results seems to have discounted bulimia and anorexia. So far I have not found any real evidence that a diagnosis of bulimia could be sustained.

A lot of the mounting evidence pointing to the attempt to strangle Terri is based upon the combination of the CT scans and the bone scan. At the outset it needs to be mentioned that the MRI that was performed will not pick up signs of osteoporosis in a woman as young as Terri was when the scan was done. She would need a bone density scan to check out the condition of her bones. As far as I can understand, Terri did not have the bone density scan. Rather than either osteoarthritis (too young for that diagnosis anyway) or osteoporosis, the scan does give vital evidence about the events that led to Terri's collapse and subsequent brain damage.

Since a cardiac infarct has been ruled out, there must have been another reason for her collapse. The fracture at L1 is a clue that leads to the suspicion that there had been an attempted strangulation. Then there is the matter of the brain damage.

Thanks to CodeBlueBlog, attention has been focussed on the anomalies surrounding the case and the diagnoses of Cranford. The good doctor brought to our attention the fact that Terri had two CT scans directly after her collapse that showed no abnormality. That was the same with her EEG results. However, a new CT scan reading a few days later indicated that she had non-communicating hydrocephalus. How?

One possible clue, and again we are looking more squarely at the possibility that Terri was bashed before her collapse,is that the third scan taken in 1990 indicated that Terri had the same as an abused baby - shaken baby syndrome. This is a possibility since Michael Schiavo admitted in evidence that he had shaken Terri after he found her on the floor. That shaking could have been hard enough to have caused damage to her brain as if she had a whiplash injury and of the severity of that seen in children with shaken baby syndrome. This is open to speculation but it would be great if we could get someone in the MSM to take this seriously and do further investigation.

The possibility of the shaking causing the injury to the brain has merit. It needs to be investigated properly. Another probable clue is the finding by Dr. Walker that Terri's right femur was recovering from bone bruising. In evidence he agreed that the bone could have been bruised by someone kicking Terri.

Keep in mind that Terri did not have any marks that indicated that she had been involved in a life-threatening struggle according to the police report that was filed.

To be honest with the increasing amount of deception in this case, I am doubting that the police report that says there was no marks indicating violence is the original. What is the possibility that the original on file was removed and replaced with the less incriminating report? (This question is pure speculation on my part)

Posted by: Maggie4life at March 29, 2005 5:31 AM

Why do people pray the government intervenes? Isn't life a matter of God? Why not pray for Jesus's healing? Even though that healing might not be what you want it to be? Maybe that is what He's been waiting for all these years. True faith.

Get real people.

Posted by: wondering why at March 29, 2005 8:34 AM

I have researched attempted strangulation and have learned that many times there is no visible mark or bruise on the victim; and, there are case studies showing deaths occuring up to 3 months after the attack. This may be why attempted strangulation was not treated more seriously by law enforcement until recently. In my state, NC, attempted strangulation was just made a class H felony in December 2004. It often looks harmless on the outside but is often deadly!

Posted by: angie at March 29, 2005 10:14 AM

I have researched attempted strangulation and have learned that many times there is no visible mark or bruise on the victim; and, there are case studies showing deaths occuring up to 3 months after the attack. This may be why attempted strangulation was not treated more seriously by law enforcement until recently. In my state, NC, attempted strangulation was just made a class H felony in December 2004. It often looks harmless on the outside but is often deadly!

Posted by: angie at March 29, 2005 10:18 AM



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