"If one looks carefully at this time line, one sees that Terri had “normal” CT’s of the brain on Feb. 25 and Feb. 27, according to medical professional. Medical experts say that categorically there is no way that she could have suffered massive anoxic injury to the brain on Feb. 25 and have a normal CT scan on Feb. 27.
"According to the medical professionals, brain edema begins to occur about 20 minutes after infarction and by 24 hours her brain (if she had suffered a massive anoxic event) would have been massively swollen ---something that could never be missed and never called normal.
"If her brain CT was normal two days after she entered the hospital than there is no possible way she suffered a massive infarction or global ischemia on Feb. 25. They point to March 30 when suddenly she develops non-communicating hydrocephalus."
I once dated a chiropractor. Being 5'-1/2", 110 pounds - him 6'2 - he easily lifted me from a prone position by grasping my ankles, held me upside down, and gently bounced me to align the vertibrae, the same process as using an inversion table, or gravity boots. It was frightening because if he lost his grip I would have landed on top of my head with the entire body weight smashing down on top.
When I read this article, I pictured light-weight Terri being held in that position by Michael and literally bounced several times, the top of her head smashing over and over on the tiled (and unforgiving) floor in her hospital room.
The "doctor" mentioned in this article was, for some reason, not named. The only way we'll know if this report is factual is for the family to access the records and be able to confirm the results of the various CT scans shown below.
It is posted here for your consideration and hopefully, further investigation.
Terri has now been seven full days without water. Her father said earlier on Fox News that she is "in her final hours". Today is Purim. You might want to read the article we've posted on that.
Terri, Darling, we are ALL with you. Our Love, our Light fills and surrounds you.
-- Jackie --
Friday, March 25th, 2005
3:35 PM EST
New Evidence of Alleged Assault, Abuse Surfaces in Schiavo Case
March 24th, 2005
By June Maxam and Ginger Berlin
© The Empire Journal
As Florida’s Department of Children and Families headed to the Florida Supreme Court to appeal the ruling of Pinellas County probate court judge George W. Greer’s interference in their statutory mandated duties, further evidence of abuse and possible attempted murder of Terri Schiavo has come to the forefront.
The Empire Journal has also received additional information that not only were previous allegations of abuse and neglect covered-up by DCF supervisors, allegedly including Greer campaign contributor and DCF legal counsel Frank Nagatani, but that supervisors in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and allegedly Pinellas/Pasco County state attorney Bernie McCabe blocked investigators from proceeding with their investigation of the Schiavo case after they had determined that probable cause concerning alleged fraud existed in the case.
Greer has steadfastly refused to allow any investigations into the alleged abuse and possible criminal wrongdoing in the case to proceed, even going so far as refuse to allow DCF to review probate files of financial records in the case to determine if exploitation of Terri occurred in relation to monies awarded her in a medical malpractice claim.
Although Florida Statutes empower the social services agency to take vulnerable adults into protective custody if they face imminent danger of serious personal injury or death and also empowers them to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable and elderly adults, Greer has ruled they cannot investigate allegations of abuse in the Terri Schindler-Schiavo case.
However, if as a victim Terri Schiavo dies and it can be proven that she was abused and the brain injuries sustained were the result of an intentional assault and domestic violence, the case could become a case of premeditated murder.
Case law precedent established by a 1972 decision by the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Lakeland holds that a trial judge was in error in his failure to allow (an agency) to participate in what was designated to be their mandatory function.
In the Schiavo case, if the Florida Supreme Court rules that Greer acted improperly in denying the DCF intervention in the Schiavo case, there will be no remedy as death is irreversible.
According to state statutes, DCF does not need a court’s approval to initially take an endangered individual into protective custody. They can first remove the person and obtain emergency medical services and then file for additional protection for the individual in the courts.
In addressing Greer’s refusal to allow Gov. Jeb Bush and DCF to take Terri Schiavo into protective custody and in fact even threatening to arrest the Governor and anyone else who tried to do so, Gov. Bush said "For this lockdown to occur without having the ability to have an open mind, and say, 'Well, maybe there are new facts on the table, maybe there are new technologies, maybe, just maybe, we should be cautious about this' ... is very troubling.
Robert Schindler Sr., father of Terri Schiavo, has accused Greer of being “on a crusade” to kill the 41-year-old disabled woman who suffered serious brain damage as the result of mysterious circumstances at her home in February, 1990.
Her estranged husband, who has been living with another woman for over 10 years and with whom he has two children, has sought to end her life with Greer’s approval for more than seven years. On Thursday, Terri Schiavo entered her seventh day without food and water as the result of a death order executed by Greer.
Family members and spokespersons say that she is beginning to show serious signs of dehydration including flaky skin, dry tongue and lips, sunken eyes. It has been estimated she would live 7 to 10 days after her feeding tube was removed March 18 by order of Greer.
“When I close by eyes at night, all I can see is Terri’s face in front of me, dying, starving to death”, Mary Schindler said Wednesday. She had to be escorted from the hospice Thursday afternoon after breaking down while visiting her daughter.
Terri’s brother, Bobby said that “It’s very frustrating. Every minute that goes by is a minute that Terri is being starved and dehydrated to death”. He said seeing her was like looking at “pictures of prisoners in concentration camps”.
Congress had rushed through legislation last weekend in an attempt to save the disabled woman’s life and President Bush had immediately signed it which supposedly removed the jurisdiction of the case from Greer into the federal courts, allowing the feeding tube to be reinserted while her case was reviewed de novo. However, the federal courts refused to grant an injunction to reinsert the tube and she was denied a new review of the case on its merits
DCF has also indicated that it had received new evidence from a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville that says that Terri may have been misdiagnosed, saying that she is in a minimally conscious state and not a persistent vegetative state as Michael Schiavo, attorney George Felos and Greer have maintained. SEE THE REPORT. Dr. Joseph Fins of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center concurs with Dr. Cheshire. .
"I think now it can be argued that with the advent of minimally conscious state (as a diagnosis), that permanent vegetative state as a diagnosis becomes much more certain," Fins said Wednesday.
In another emerging revelation, another neurologist who examined the timeline of Terri’s brain scans found that for the first three days of her initial hospitalization in 1990, her brain scans were normal. Then suddenly, on the sixth day, her brain scan showed evidence of a massive injury. He concludes that Terri was hit on the head and suffered intracranial hemorrhage while in the hospital. The physician maintains that she did not suffer her brain damage outside the hospital but while she was hospitalized.
According to the physician, if the reports produced are accurate (normal CT brain on Feb. 27, injury on Feb. 25, 1990) then she did not suffer an event of massive ischemia on Feb. 25, 1990, the date of her alleged “collapse” The physician says that there is no radiologist or neurologist or neurosurgeon in the world that would dispute this as it is impossible. The CT on Feb. 27, 1990, would have been grossly abnormal.
The medical conclusion is that if she did not suffer anoxic damage on Feb. 25, 1990, then the reason for her brain atrophy was caused by something that occurred after Feb. 25, namely in the hospital during February or March of 1990. Medical experts say one develops non-communicating hydrocephalus in the period of a month by a blood clot obstructing the CSF outflow from the brain at the Foramen of Magendie ( brain ventricle) by being hit on the head and suffering intracranial hemorrhage.
The conclusion is that she was either hit on the head or dropped on her head during later February or early March while in that hospital.
According to a time-line of physicians and therapists reports as posted on The Empire Journal, Terri’s injury occurred on Feb. 25, 1990.
X-Ray Report Dr. Hameroff
Images taken of cervical spine, no acute bony pathology - straightening of normal cervical lordosis
Neuro Consult Dr. DeSousa
Deeply comatose. No evidence of acute process in CT scan. Evidence of myoclonic seizures. Rule out acute myocardiac infarction, seizures as cause. Neck is somewhat stiff as is all of the muscles of the body. No jugular venous distension. WBC 26,300, drug screen negative
CT Scan Report Dr. Hameroff
EEG Report Dr. DeSousa
Abnormal EEG indicative of generalized suppression and slowing
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response shows no significant disruption of the brain stem acoustic pathway - study within normal limits
CT Scan Report Dr. Greenberg
Normal CT Scan
EEG Report Dr. DeSousa
Generalized diffuse slowing. Some fast frequency rhythms which were not obvious during previous recording. May have been slight improvement over last EEG.
EEG Report Dr. DeSousa
Markedly abnormal EEG, no significant improvement from previous records
CT Scan Report Dr. Abramson
CT Scan shows noncommunicating hydrocephalus, changes occurred since 2/27 exam
If one looks carefully at this time line, one sees that Terri had “normal” CT’s of the brain on Feb. 25 and Feb. 27, according to medical professional.
Medical experts say that categorically there is no way that she could have suffered massive anoxic injury to the brain on Feb. 25 and have a normal CT scan on Feb. 27.
According to the medical professionals, brain edema begins to occur about 20 minutes after infarction and by 24 hours her brain (if she had suffered a massive anoxic event) would have been massively swollen ---something that could never be missed and never called normal.
If her brain CT was normal two days after she entered the hospital than there is no possible way she suffered a massive infarction or global ischemia on Feb. 25. They point to March 30 when suddenly she develops non-communicating hydrocephalus.