From a friend:
” I don’t know if you got this – it just came into my e-mail from Family Research Council. I’ve read your blog recently about Terri –
I heard just a tiny bit of this, my computer’s acting flaky, but it’s from this:
“FRC has an authentic audio file from Terri’s hospital room recorded Friday afternoon, approximately two hours after her feeding tube was removed. Her father is asking her questions and she is audibly responding to him. This audio file testifies that Terri Schiavo is NOT ‘in a persistent vegetative state.’ “
It’s also here.
It is painful to listen to, especially with the realization that this woman is being starved to death.
And keep up to date with Blogs for Terri- they have action items, people to call and email.
Think this is about death with dignity? What dignity is there in a botched and unnecessary surgical procedure. They could have just capped Terri’s feeding tube- in fact, that is what I understand Judge Greer was told to have done. Instead, they performed surgery to remove it, increasing the risk of scar tissue and infection, not to mention the unncecessary pain and discomfort they have put Terri through. And now she does have an infection. See Suebob’s diary for more.
Terri Schiavo is apparently suffering from an infection because of the improper method used to remove her feeding tube according to blogger Becky Snow. To remove a feeding tube in such a way is a breach of the medical standard of care. Over such breaches, lawsuits are filed and physicians are referred to their licensing boards.
According to the links at Suebob’s, the feeding tube site was not sutured shut. They just removed the tube and left the hole open. And now Terri has an infection. She is not being given antibiotics or ‘comfort care.’
This is absolutely horrific. God have mercy.
UPDATE: Many of those who think it’s time to starve Terri to death argue that the audio recording of her must be faked (so I hope if they learn it isn’t, they will back off from trying to kill her?). Terri’s parents petitioned the court to permit reporters to watch them interact with Terri. Would they do that if everything they’ve said about Terri is a lie? Ought we not to investigate this further instead of simply dismissing the audio recording as a fake because it doesn’t fit with our preconceived ideas?
Rhetorical questions. Of course.