following transcript was posted on Free
on by FL_engineer
The following commentary is based
on the "Terri
Big Eyes" video.
Terri starts out apparently asleep. A doctor wakes her to start his tests.
Doctor: Terri. Open your eyes up...
Terri: (Startled at hearing her name. She starts moving her mouth and
fluttering her eyes, like a person who is just waking up)
Doctor: Open your eyes, Terri open your eyes
Terri: (slowly at first, Terri struggles to open her eyes, then turns
toward the doctor, and opens her eyes a normal amount)
Doctor: There you go, good.
Terri: (then, either to show off (?) or wanting to perform well, she
leans further forward toward the doctor, looks straight at him and opens her
eyes as WIDE AS SHE CAN. Note the WRINKLES ACROSS HER FOREHEAD caused by her
also RAISING HER EYEBROWS as high as possible )
Doctor: [now obviously impressed] GOOD!! GOOD JOB!
GOOD JOB YOUNG LADY! Good Job. (Thanks to Melissa S. for alerting me to
the pictures and commentary posted by FL engineer.)
notes: Terri has been referred to as being cognitively disabled, and this
is true. She suffered brain damage when something happened that caused the flow of oxygen to
her brain to be cut off for a period of time. Since medical records rule out heart attack,
cardiac arrest and
potassium imbalance, it is it is likely that her oxygen supply was cut off when
her neck was injured to the point of extreme rigidity.
Due to the fact that Terri has been
illegally denied rehabilitation for over ten years, she is still
cognitively and physically disabled.
to what you may have been led to believe, Terri definitely did not collapse due
to a heart attack or cardiac arrest and she did not have a potassium imbalance.
Dr. Hammesfahr and Robert Schindler (Terri's father) cleared up two of these
damage-control-for-Michael-Schiavo rumors during an interview with Sean Hannity:
But the medical record clearly shows that there has never been a heart attack.
Potassium causes damage by causing heart attacks, so we know the potassium is
not an issue.
That comes from the evidence that there's medical evidence that she had a neck
injury. And as the doctor said, she had no heart attack. And her ribs and
parts of her body suffered fractures.
source: Foul Play
in Terri Schiavo Case?)
Dr. Hammesfahr revealed in an interview with
Ron Panzer that Terri never had a heart attack or cardiac arrest:
Dr. Hammesfahr revealed that not only has
Terri NEVER had a heart attack as widely reported in the major media, she also
NEVER even had a cardiac arrest (her heart never stopped)! [she had arhythmias
of the heart but not a "stopped heart."]
Panzer's notes: Interview with Dr. Hammesfahr)
Terri was found face down with an
extremely rigid neck. Her neck injuries indicate that she was strangled:
Dr. William Hammesfahr, Nobel
prize nominee and neurologist, testified that Terri's neck injuries are
consistent with only one type of injury: that of strangulation.
(Quote source: State-Funded
Agency to Probe Claim of Spousal Abuse in Terri Schiavo Case)
cardiac arrest, and potassium imbalance rumors are meant to steer you away from
the fact that Terri had a serious neck injury (indicative of strangulation) which
is documented in her medical records.
cognitively disabled person is below
average in intellectual function. He or she often has difficulty reasoning, solving
understanding and using language.
to the mental process of thought, including perception, reasoning, intuition and
be cognitively disabled does not mean that a person has no mental process of
thought and cannot perceive things, or reason, or remember anything at all.
means that these abilities are below average in the cognitively disabled
Schindler Schiavo's responses to the doctor's instructions reveal that she is
conscious and cognitive. Because therapy has been illegally withheld for
over ten years, her cognition is below
average, but Terri is cognitive. She does perceive and reason. She is
intuitive and she has memory. Terri made a monumental effort to demonstrate
her cognitive ability in response to the doctor's directions. She did
this by purposely exaggerating her responses to make it clear to the doctor that
she definitely understood his directions!
action required perception, reasoning and intuition. At the time this video was
taken, Terri was keenly aware that Michael and his accomplices
were saying that she was
practically dead already and working to achieve that end. Terri knew she
needed to demonstrate that she was capable of processing information and
carrying out instructions. And she achieved her goal.
Terri had been receiving therapy—just like anyone else who has suffered a
serious injury—she would not
be demonstrating her cognition by opening her eyes and leaning forward and
opening them wider for emphasis. Instead, she would be opening her mouth
and revealing the circumstances preceding her sudden collapse. Michael's refusal
to prevent her from having any therapy serves to prevent such a
Terri languishes in a state of solitary confinement with no stimulation while Florida laws
are being broken daily (for ten years) to (1) keep her in a state of disability and (2) keep Michael
from a criminal
law clearly mandates that Terri be given
services and physical/motor skill therapy
and for Michael
to lose his guardianship status and be investigated. Governor Bush has the duty
and the authority to see to it that the laws of the state of Florida are
contact Governor Jeb Bush right away and hold him accountable to insist that the
statutes be upheld. Terri has the legal right to therapy, the removal of Michael
Schiavo as her guardian,
and an investigation into the circumstances of her collapse that left her
with an extraordinarily rigid neck.
written on 01/27/04
Vs Terri Schiavo