Terri Schiavo's feeding tube should be removed Oct. 15, the trial judge in the case ruled Wednesday. Robert and Mary Schindler will not be allowed to provide their daughter speech therapy that they believe would also help her to swallow spoon-fed food once the feeding tube is removed from her stomach, Circuit Judge George Greer said in a second ruling issued Wednesday.
Greer said he sympathized with the parents but concluded that their request to try spoon feeding amounts to a bid to re-litigate the case from scratch.
And of course, that's the important value. Can't re-litigate from scratch.
The Schindlers have until Sept. 22 to file an amended lawsuit in federal court aimed at keeping their daughter alive.
The person who sent me this has some familiarity with a hospital in which Terri has been recently and said that the caregivers said that she definitely feels pain and responds to questions by blinking her eyes.
PVS - I don't think so.
From World Net Daily:
Although she breathes on her own and maintains her own blood pressure, she requires a simple tube into her abdomen to her stomach for nourishment and hydration.