March 28, 2005
More on Terri's reaction to visit by her friendsTopics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts
After reading the previous post on the article written by the Miami Herald regarding the same topic, now read an account by the family. And by the way, the "spiritual advisor" the press keep refering to is a Franciscan monk with the Franciscan Brothers of Peace.
Message from Cheryl Ford(she seems to have this thing for capital letters):
I JUST SPOKE WITH BOB SCHINDLER, TERRI'S FATHER. LAST NIGHT
TERRI HAD TWO OLD FRIENDS VISIT WITH HER. THE TWO WOMAN USED TO PARTY WITH TERRI. THEY WERE ON TERRI'S VISITORS LIST AND RECENTLY ARRIVED INTO TOWN TO VISIT TERRI. WHEN TERRI SAW THEM SHE BECAME EXCITED AND BEGAN INTERACTING WITH THEM, RAISING HER ARM, AND TRYING TO TALK TO THEM. MR. SCHINDLER SAID, " DESPITE HOW SUNKEN IN HER FACE IS BECAUSE THEY ARE STARVING AND DEHYDRATING HER, SHE WAS ALERT, VIBRANT AND WONDERFUL LAST NIGHT."
MR. SCHINDLER IS WORRIED BECAUSE HE NEVER KNOWS HOW MUCH MORPHINE THEY WILL GIVE TO HER IN BETWEEN HIS VISITS. HE BELEIVES IT IS THE MORPHINE THAT THEY ARE GIVING TO HER WHICH MAKES HER LETHARGIC, CONSEQUENTLY MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR HER TO BREATH.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A MIRACLE. TERRI IS FIGHTING TO REMAIN ALIVE.
IF YOU KNOW HOW TO HELP HER.... PLEASE USE YOUR CONTACTS.
CONTINUE TO CALL THE PRESIDENT. BEG HIM TO PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO SAVE TERRI. TERRI IS NOT READY TO DIE...SHE HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE AND SHE NEEDS OUR HELP BEFORE THEY OVERDOSE HER WITH MORPHINE.
cross posted at blogsforterri
Posted by Hyscience at March 28, 2005 12:06 PM
Have you tried using the latest technology of using a computer to allow her to use her eyes to spell words from the computer? She can see, so why not use that?
Posted by: Hollie Smith at March 28, 2005 1:40 PM
The judge has disallowed any form of therapy at the instructions of Michael Schiavo. Judge Greer has directed that "this woman going to die!"
Posted by: Richard at March 28, 2005 2:38 PM
Dear Mr President,
I just made phone calls to Sen Spector and Rep Fitzpatrick from my own state of PA, urging them to initiate an investigation into the treatment of Terri Schiavo. I urged them to issue new subpoenas and to put Terri in Protectuive Custody immediately. I urge the same action from your office.
Terri has been "warehoused" for 12 years and confined in isolation for 5 years with no opportunity for inclusion in recouperative treatment and normalized life experiences. .She has been denied the Feeding Therapy which would have eliminated the feding tube as being her means of hydration and nutririon. The removal of this same "tube feeding" is now being used to cause her court ordered death. The FLA courts could have better served Terri's rights by enabling her with the less severe remedy of court ordered Feeding Therapy which also would have granted her wishes to "not live this way". Feeding therapy would have enabled Terri to eat independant of life support equipment. The Fla courts errored terribly and Terri receivd NO justice.
The public has had a bird's eye view into Terri's living conditions of isolation. They have learned of her tolerated lack of treatment . They know that as a result of the medical debate of her accurate diagnosis, her treatment neglect was court sanctioned .The public has watched the FLA courts act in ordering the singular remedy of death without any consideration of more desirable less severe remedies. The public has seen how the FLA Dept of Children and Family did not act to protect Terri, arrest those who impeded the investigation nor even issued any statement of criticism. .There exists now a widespread dangerous public misperception that this isolation, deprivation and dehumanization of incapacitated people is morally acceptable and that it is the legal standard of care permissable for disabled people.
Without a well publisized corrective and investigatory Federal action in defense of ADA and equal rights regulations, the treatment of disabled citizens will be disasterously set back decades. For the welfare of society and for the protection and empowerment of disabled people and for the rescue of Terr, I insist that you be moved to interceed by putting Terri in Protective Custody as a relief from her current medievel treatment This wide spread belief that Terri's backroom warehousing and treatment neglect as being acceptable treatment of any disabled persons can not be tolerated nor can it go uninvestigated.
Please President Bush. act now to save Terri from her death at the hands of those who publically deride her as bbeing a"houseplant', a "vegetable' a"shell", and as having "died 15 years ago". Terri has been very much alive and in need of compassion in the form of recouperative treatment not her present deplorable medieval treatment. The state of Florida must be held accountable for her mis-streatment. America demands bettter .
Thank you for your attention . God bless you action.
Ms JoEllen Marley, MEd
Posted by: JoMarley at March 28, 2005 3:03 PM
ASKING HELP FROM INTERESTED INTELLECTUALS, ATTORNEYS AND ALL SUPPORTERS:
I'm working on piecing together the behind the scenes motives of the players on Schiavo's side to expose the truths and lies:
Michael Schiavo-originally wanted his wife to live, changed mind after receiving monetary settlement and becoming seriously involved in another relationship. Originally said he didn't know what his wife's wishes would be, then seven years later he changed his story to say Terri told him she didn't want to be kept alive. Evidence exists suggesting Michael Schiavo may have be involved in his wife's collapse.
George Felos-shows signs of necromancy (a psychiatric disturbance that is characterized by obsession and excitement about death and dying). Michael chose Mr. Felos to represent him because they both had the same desire for Terri fate but for different reason.
Ron Cranford M.D., neurologist who was recruited by either Felos or the court to testify about Terri's cognititive status. Dr. Cranford is a member of the hemlock society (pro-euthanasia agenda) and again, for perhaps different reasons from Felos and Michael Schiavo, thinks patients like Terri should be able to die.
Judge George Greer: THIS IS WHERE I NEED HELP. Greer appeared very biased against Terri living and in favor of Terri dying per Michael Schiavo's wishes and disallowed much evidence that suggested anything to the contrary. How did Felos and Michael Schiavo end up with just the judge they needed? Is is possible to get the judge that you want to hear your case? If so how? I would like to know if Felos somehow arranged things so that Greer (the judge Felos already knew would rule in his favor) was the one to preceed over Schindler vs Schiavo. Or if he may have been paid. Or if it was just extreme bad luck that it went to such a biased judge like Greer...OR...???
Any help anyone, who is on the same wavelength, can give me to fill in this missing link would be appreciated.
Posted by: Dr. Anna Nordin at March 28, 2005 3:16 PM
Hi Dr. Anna,
It is good to see yet another who is willing to collect the evidence together in this matter. As an Australian I am an interested observer in the case (but I am also opiniated enough to let my feelings be known). Like you I have been investigating various angles.
You will find a lot of information on the Empire Journal site. There are a lot of ties that show that there is definitely something rotten about this case.
George Felos oversights this case because he is the probate judge in charge of guardians. I have also been doing some sniffing around this issue and discovered that Pinellas County has the worst record where guardianship abuse is concerned. There is a string of issues that need to be addressed regarding guardianship abuse and the way in which wards are being ripped off by their guardians.
There seems to be a definite relationship between decisions being handed down and campaign money being received. The firm of Felos and Felos has contributed the maximum allowable for Greer's election campaign.
There is also a relationship between Greer, Everett Rice and Bernie McCabe that has led to the stifling of investigations into the abuse of Therese Schindler. The complaints were made and the supervisors intervened writing on the file that the complaints were unfounded without the investigation taking place.
There is a relationship between George Felos and the Suncoast Hospice of Florida. He was chairman of the board when Theresa was illegally admitted to the hospice. There is also a relationship between Greer and the hospice. This relationship needs further research.
The Suncoast Hospice of Florida had a little too much say into the passing of the legislation that has enabled George Greer to state that the nutrition tube could be pulled from Theresa. The person who introduced the legislation is related to either Greer or Felos.
There is another angle that I wish to pursue, that of the claim of bulimia. Based upon the medical reports that I have seen I am convinced that Theresa was not bulimic as claimed. Her blood test results indicated that:
1. she did not have a heart attack;
2. She had a very high glucose reading of 373 and a low potassium level of 2.0
Since I am not a doctor I need to get a medical opinion as to whether or not that blood test result could point to bulimia. The malnourishment is a possibility because of the diet of ice tea that she was undertaking, but that silly diet does not mean that she was bulimic as claimed by her husband.
Keep up the investigation. Everyone is doing a great job of trying to discover the truth about this case.
Posted by: Maggie4life at March 28, 2005 8:55 PM
I can NOT believe after this so called husband conivingly does what he does to Teri, he does not allow her God given family to be with her in time of death! This man is a MONSTER!!! He will remember this when he burns in hell.
Condolences to Teris mom and dad and her siblings and family. She was a beautiful girl.
You did the right thing. Sorry for your loss.
We support you here in Georgia.
Posted by: C R at March 31, 2005 12:24 PM
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