Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Michael Schiavo wants an autopsy?

That's contrary to my earlier information, which I can't source right now. Anyway, Michael Schiavo, husband and guardian of Terri Schiavo, and Mary and Bob Schindler, Ms. Schiavo's parents, have been engaged in a contentious public and legal dispute over the decision to remove Ms. Schiavo's feeding tube, but: both want an autopsy and both say the post-mortem exam will provide evidence to finally nail down Ms. Schiavo's diagnosis.

Let's keep going below the neck and see if there are signs of abuse. We have had Schiavo claiming that he found needle marks on her after her parents had visited. And we have a hospice staffer's affidavit claiming that after periods of being locked in the room alone with Michael Schiavo, Terri would be left suffering signs of hypoglycemia (which is something of an accomplishment on her very stable liquid diet), which suggests that Schiavo was trying to kill her by injecting her with insulin.

And let's not forget that 1991 bone scan. Terri is 5' 3", Michael Schiavo is 6'5" and 250 lbs. Unless he's really a candyass he could break her bones effortlessly and maybe even unintentionally. (why would he want a woman so much smaller, anyway? If they had had kids it would have been rough on her.)

Anyway, this could be interesting to watch.

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