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April 9, 2005

World Net Daily: 'Grandma' airlifted to medical center (updated)

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Per telephone conversation tonight with Ken Mullinax, Mae is in UAB Medical Center Hospital registered under a fictitious name. Have Judge Boyd's cell phone number and will confirm with him tomorow (cell no. given - "not for publication at this time")

- WorldNetDaily
'Receiving IV fluids, nourishment,' says nephew who credits WND, bloggers, 'Terri's friends'

Mae Magouirk, the 81-year-old Georgia widow over whose medical care a family tug-of-war reminiscent of the Terri Schiavo case has been raging, has been transported from the hospice in LaGrange, Ga., to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center, according to her nephew, where "she is receiving food, fluids, cardiac care and neurological help."

This morning, Magourik's nephew Ken Mullinax, who had been fighting to have his aunt removed from Hospice-LaGrange in LaGrange, Ga., where, he said, she had not been properly fed or hydrated, contacted WorldNetDaily with this phone message:

Because of your articles and all of the friends of Terri, my Aunt Mae Magouirk is now in the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center and is receiving food, fluids, cardiac care and neurological help. We are overjoyed.

Praise be the name of the Lord, praise be all of the friends of Terri Schindler [Schiavo]. We could never have mobilized public sentiment and pressure on these people in LaGrange, Ga. - at Hospice, the LaGrange, Ga., doctors or the probate judge - unless the friends of Terri and the wonderful media of WorldNetDaily.com had become involved. Thank you all.

Under the terms of an April 4 court order, Magouirk's medical treatment was to be decided by three cardiologists tasked with deciding what treatment would be best and where it should take place.

Pending that decision, Mullinax, 45, has contended that his aunt had been without substantial food or hydration for 10 days at the hospice.

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Update: Previous WorldNetDaily stories on Mae:

Georgia 'Grandma's' life in hands of 3 cardiologists

Granddaughter yanks grandma's feeding tube

cross posted at Hyscience ...

Posted by richard at April 9, 2005 10:02 PM


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I hope that is isn't too late for Ms. Magouirk after all this time.

I just found out that there was a case similar to the Schiavo case in the UK in 1993, the Tony Bland case. I posted some brief info about it here:

http://grahamlester.typepad.com/point2point/2005/04/pvs_and_dehydra.html

Posted by: Graham Lester at April 9, 2005 11:59 PM

I feel very relieved after reading the conversation between Judge Boyd and Katrina that this judge would not have taken the same course as Judge Greer. I had an inkling of this when he attached a document that said she must be fed. I can understand that Ken has been very concerned about his aunt and had not been sure that this was happening.


Graham, as an international person, I believe that we have a role to ferret out and publicize any similar case in our own countries. We need to make bioethicists accountable for their advice. We need to make doctors, especially neurologists accountable for their diagnosis that will have the effect of sending a person to his or her premature death.

Keep up the good work, and if you find out about any current cases please let BlogsforTerri know about it so that we can attempt to assist those most in need of help.

Posted by: Maggie4life at April 10, 2005 1:22 AM