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March 27, 2007

March 27, 2005 - Day 10 - Terri Schiavo

Topics: Remembering Terri

Imagine being without food or water for 10 days:

On March 18, 2005, Terri Schindler Schiavo's feeding tube, allowing her to recieve food and water, was removed by order of Judge George Greer. Two years ago today, March 27, 2005, marked Terri's tenth day of being dehyrdrated and starved to death.

Dr. David Stevens, executive director of the Christian Medical Association, issued a press release March 23, 2005.

As dehydration begins, there is extreme thirst, dry mouth and thick saliva ... severe cramping in the arms and legs ... the patient tries to cry but there are no tears ... severe abdominal cramps, nausea and dry-heaving as the stomach and intestines dry out ... skin and lips are cracking and the tongue is swollen. The nose may bleed as the mucous membranes dry out and break down. ... The person stops urinating and has severe headaches as their brain shrinks from lack of fluids. The patient becomes anxious but then gets progressively more lethargic. Some patients have hallucinations and seizures as their body chemistry becomes even more imbalanced. ... Contrary to those that try to paint a picture of a gentle process, death by dehydration is a cruel, inhumane and often agonizing death.

Source: Terrisfight.org

Posted by tim at March 27, 2007 12:14 PM

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