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Terri Shiavo dies-age 41

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Posted: March 31, 2005, 7:09 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by JAP69 on March 31, 2005

She was not allowed to have a scat scan an mre or a swallow test by her husband.

She was also denied other things another person in her conditon was allowed to have to help them regain memory and speech.

That husband will rot in the infernos of haides.








Her last CAT scan was in 2002. HER DOCTORS felt that she didn't need a swallow test because several tests were done in the early part of her PVS, and the doctors didn't think it could possibly improve.


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    Thanks, Todd!

     

    "She didn't starve to death. Her organs probably shut down due to dehydration"

    and WHY was she dehydrated????

    I'm not necessarily talking about her "feeling" anything....the point is: she was a LIVE person, breathing on her own, and requiring food/water to continue living....they took that away from her, so she would DIE.      and they won...she did die.

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      Quote: Originally posted by Littleoldlady on March 31, 2005


      I also hate that this happened.  I have had the experience of dealing with a child who was in a similar situation.  He had no "outward" show of brain function but when we fed him thru his feeding tube and rubbed his stomach and talked to him, he would smile and coo.  He was giving us the best reaction that he could to show us how he appreciated what we were doing for him.  He will never get better nor will he hold a job but he deserves to live the same as anyone else.  Terry Schivo was treated very bad by her husband.  He should have given her back to her parents.  They knew how challenging it would be to take care of her and they were up for it.  What disturbs me now is that she is a Catholic and he wants to cremate her remains.  Catholics as far as I know don't believe in cremation.  It really makes me think the man is trying to cover something up.


      both my parents - catholic - cremated according to their wishes.

      love to nibble those micey feet.

       

                                   

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        I understand the Vatican changed their views and do in fact allow people to be cremated now.

         

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          Quote: Originally posted by MollyG on March 31, 2005

          Thanks, Todd!

          "She didn't starve to death. Her organs probably shut down due to dehydration"

          and WHY was she dehydrated????

          I'm not necessarily talking about her "feeling" anything....the point is: she was a LIVE person, breathing on her own, and requiring food/water to continue living....they took that away from her, so she would DIE.      and they won...she did die.








          It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.


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            Quote: Originally posted by Todd on March 31, 2005

            I understand the Vatican changed their views and do in fact allow people to be cremated now.






            Yes, it's been that way since 1963.


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              Posted: March 31, 2005, 7:29 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Thomas Covenant on March 31, 2005



              Quote: Originally posted by MollyG on March 31, 2005



              Thanks, Todd!

              "She didn't starve to death. Her organs probably shut down due to dehydration"

              and WHY was she dehydrated????

              I'm not necessarily talking about her "feeling" anything....the point is: she was a LIVE person, breathing on her own, and requiring food/water to continue living....they took that away from her, so she would DIE.      and they won...she did die.







              It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.


              thomas - as much as i hate what happened - i agree with you. 

              love to nibble those micey feet.

               

                                           

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                Quote: Originally posted by Thomas Covenant on March 31, 2005

                It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.



                I didn't know she had a preference..I thought that decision was made by her husband. I was under the impression he said she wouldn't want to live like this.   If that's the case,  why did they wait 15+ years?

                He didn't have anything to do with removing the tube? Then, why were the parents fighting so hard to regain custody of her? Why wouldn't he just give up and turn her over to them (and walk away), if the parents would lose in the end, anyway? (meaning: the courts would demand her death)

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                  Posted: March 31, 2005, 7:39 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by Thomas Covenant on March 31, 2005



                  It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.


                  So, if Michael wanted to keep her on the tube, then the court would overrule him?  That's plain silly.  Michael made the decision to starve his wife to death, while the courts condoned it.

                   

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                    Exactly...........!!!!!!!!!

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                      Molly, they didn't wait for 15 years.  This case has been in the courts for about 10 years (I know someone will have the exact time). 

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                        Quote: Originally posted by MollyG on March 31, 2005

                        Quote: Originally posted by Thomas Covenant on March 31, 2005



                        It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.




                        I didn't know she had a preference..I thought that decision was made by her husband. I was under the impression he said she wouldn't want to live like this.   If that's the case, why did they wait 15+ years?

                        He didn't have anything to do with removing the tube? Then, why were the parents fighting so hard to regain custody of her? Why wouldn't he just give up and turn her over to them (and walk away), if the parents would lose in the end, anyway? (meaning: the courts would demand her death)








                        Michael petitioned the Court in May of 1998 to determine whether Terri's feeding tube should be removed. He took the position that it should be removed, Terri's parents took the position that it shouldn't. In Febuary of 2000 Judge Greer ruled that it was Terri's wishes to have the tube removed.

                        The parents were not fighting to have custody, but to have the lower court's decision reversed. If Micheal had changed his mind and given custody over to her parents, it would not have made a difference on the outcome.


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                          It gets kind of complicated, but the court ruled that it was her wish not to be put on life support. A feeding tube is considered life support according to Floridia law. Michael Schiavo DID NOT make the decision to take her off the tube. The Court did.




                          So, if Michael wanted to keep her on the tube, then the court would overrule him? That's plain silly. Michael made the decision to starve his wife to death, while the courts condoned it.






                          Yes, Michael wanted it removed, he filed the petition. If after the court ruled, Michael changed his mind, he would have had to fight it in court just like Terri's parents. The court ruled that it was Terri's decision, not Michael"s.


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                            By the way, there was a case were a woman had a DNR order, and while she was dying, she changed her mind. The court ruled that she was not competent enough to make that decision, and she starved to death.


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                              I am just appauled!  I didn't realize OUR COURTS played God.

                              I'm going to TRY to not post anything else to this...it's making me very sad.

                              Everyone, peace.