Terri Schiavo Tried to Tell Parents' Attorney She Wanted to Live

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  1. Tom Phillips*

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    Terri Schiavo Tried to Tell Parents' Attorney She Wanted to Live

    by Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews.com Editor
    March 18, 2005

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    Pinellas Park, FL (LifeNews.com) --
    Just before representatives of her estranged husband Michael removed her feeding tube Friday afternoon, Terri Schiavo reportedly told an attorney for her parents that she wanted to live.

    Barbara Weller, one of the attorneys for Terri's parents Bob and Mary Schindler, told reporters about her visit with Terri on Friday.

    "Terri, if you would just say, 'I want to live,' all of this will be over," she told the disabled woman.

    Weller said Terri desperately tried to repeat Weller's words.

    "'I waaaaannt ...,' Schiavo allegedly said. Weller described it as a prolonged yell that was loud enough that police stationed nearby entered the hospice room.

    "She just started yelling, 'I waaaannt, I waaaannt,'" Weller explained.

    At that point, police removed Weller from Terri's hospice room and, later, her feeding tube was removed.

    Randall Terry recounted Weller's experience on the "Sean Hannity" nationally
    syndicated radio program.

    Meanwhile, another Schindler attorney described the mood of Terri's parents
    after the tumultuous afternoon.

    "They're devastated," their lawyer, David Gibbs told Reuters after the tube was removed. "They would change places with her in a heartbeat, if there was any way that they could be the one that's sick and hurting, and give their health to Terri. They're a mom, a dad. ... It's a tough day for them."

    Related web sites:

    Terri's parents - http://www.terrisfight.org

    http://www.terrisfight.org
     
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    and we all know an attorney for her parents wouldnt lie... :fp

    tubes are pulled out of people in the same shape she is in daily, why is this case being so dominate in the news ?
     
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    Nice source. Almost as unbiased as WorldNet.
     
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    Don't yell at me for this but if she is so brain dead that they want to take her feeding tube out why does she follow a person with hear eyes? Is the video they keep showing of her a recent one? I thought brain dead people lay unresponsive? Is she just not able to speak? Maybe she dosen't want to die. Whatever the case it's a terrible thing to have to go through. I understand that people go through this everday but this brings it to the forefront for people to see. If they do want to take the tube out wouldn't it be better to put her to sleep than to starve her to death? I know it's tuff but kinda cruel don't ya think. Just my opinion. :confused:
     
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    she has been like that for how long now ?

    and who's to say that she wants to live in that state ?

    maybe her husband would know ?
    he has spent a tremendous amount of $$ on her care, the parents are acting very selfish, imVho, but considering NONE of us the whole facts, (another way of saying "the truth" ) I think only the husband has the right to decide....legally and ethicly...

    once again I ask,
    what makes this case any different from the other dozens of people that are unpuged daily ??
     
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    Don't yell at me for this but if she is so brain dead that they want to take her feeding tube out why does she follow a person with hear eyes?

    Fgallo:

    That is a common muscle reflex. My mother in-law did the same thing when the doctors could not find any brain activity. She was taken off life support and allowed to pass on. Its a tough thing for a family.
     
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    They also can't reproduce any of the signs that would suggest she is not brain dead (i.e. she may follow an object with her eyes once, but do it several more times and there is no response).

    Very sad situation, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
     
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    Thanks Terry for that answer. Do you think that starving her to death is right in your opinion?
     
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    This is a quote from one of the doctors commenting about the situation.....I hope he is correct.


    "People think that's a terrible way to go, but that's because they think of starvation as it would feel to them, people who are totally conscious and aware of their surroundings," he said. "In a case like this, however, the patient will feel nothing at first, then will experience renal failure, lapse quickly and painlessly into a coma and then expire. It is actually very peaceful."
     

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