Straight Up with Sherri

Monday, March 21, 2005


C'mon FOLKS!



Below is a list of the 9 Republicans that voted AGAINST TERRI! According to the Sean Hannity Radio Show- WE ONLY NEED 3 OF THE 9 TO CHANGE!!!!

CONCENTRATE ON THESE 9!!!! (Plus KING! He is the one leading this BUNCH!)

Senator Jim King:
(850) 487-5030

Larcenia J. Bullard
850-487-5127 (Tallahassee)
305-668-7344 (District Office)
305-668-7346 (Fax)

Walter Campbell Jr.
850-487-5094 (Tallahassee)
954-346-2813 (District Office)

Mandy Dawson
850-487-5112 (Tallhassee)
954-467-4317 (District Office)
954-467-4331 (Fax)

JD Alexander
850-487-5044 (Tallhassee)
863-679-4411 (District Office 1)
863-679-4413 (Fax 1)
863-386-6016 (District Office 2)
863-298-7677 (District Office 3)
863-298-7680 (Fax 3)

Nancy Argenziano
850-487-5017 (Tallahassee)
352-860-5175 (District Office 1)
352-402-6664 (District Office 2)

Lisa Carlton
850-487-5081 (Tallahassee)
941-486-2032 (District Office)
941-486-2050 (Fax)

Paula Dockery
850-487-5040 (Tallahassee)
863-413-2900 (District Office)
863-413-2902 (Fax)

Evelyn J. Lynn
850-487-5033 (Tallahassee)
386-676-4000 (District Office)
850-487-5542 (Fax)

Burt L. Saunders
850-487-5124 (Tallahassee)
239-417-6220 (District Office 1)
239-417-6223 (Fax 1)
239-338-2777 (District Office 2)
239-338-2779 (Fax 2)


  • you are a lunatic ... do you not read the REAL news? do you not understand the TRUTH of this situation? GET A CLUE AND STOP SPOUTING YOUR IGNORANCE ... seriously. if all of you do-gooders put this much effort into the homeless situation .. there'd be not one child that went to sleep hungry tonight.

    Schiavo recovery impossible, experts agree
    Permanent vegetative state more severe than coma
    Reuters Updated: 2:19 p.m. ET March 21, 2005

    WASHINGTON - Terri Schiavo, at the center of an emotional and political storm over whether she should be allowed to die, will almost certainly never recover from her unconscious condition, neurologists agree.

    She is in a permanent vegetative state, and no one has ever come back from such a condition, according to the American Academy of Neurology.

    “Approximately 10,000 to 25,000 adults and 6,000 to 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed as being in the persistent vegetative state,” the Multi-Society Task Force on Persistent Vegetative State says in its 1995 guidelines on the condition, the latest available.

    “Survival beyond 10 years is unusual. The chance for survival of greater than 15 years is approximately 1 in 15,000 to 1 in 75,000,” it adds.

    While most neurologists agree that recovery is almost impossible, the decision on whether and how long to keep such a patient alive is usually left to the individual doctor and the patient’s guardian.

    Schiavo has been in the condition, which is far more severe than a coma, since she had a heart attack in 1990 that deprived her brain of oxygen. Under the medical definition, that became a permanent state after a month.

    Her husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, has fought to allow her to die and courts have supported him.

    The tube was removed on Friday after Florida courts rejected numerous last-ditch legal attempts by the parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, to keep their daughter alive. But early in the hours of Monday morning President Bush signed a bill allowing federal courts to again intervene in the matter.

    Looks may be deceiving
    The Schindlers believe their daughter responds to them and her condition could improve with treatment. Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, a surgeon and Senate majority leader, has viewed videotapes and agrees.

    But Dr. Ronald Cranford, a neurologist and bioethicist at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said reflexes can fool non-specialists.

    “To the families and loved ones, and to inexperienced health care professionals, PVS patients often look fairly 'normal,'" Cranford said in a statement.

    “Their eyes are open and moving about during the periods of wakefulness that alternate with periods of sleep; there may be spontaneous movements of the arms and legs, and at times these patients appear to smile, grimace, laugh, utter guttural sounds, groan and moan, and manifest other facial expressions and sounds that appear to reflect cognitive functions and emotions, especially in the eyes of the family.”

    Such patients can even squeeze a hand in response to a caress, Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago says in guidance posted on its Internet Web site.

    “Sadly, these actions often appear meaningful to hopeful families but are all automatic reflexes -- not movements with a purpose,” it reads.

    “There are no confirmed reports of anyone fully recovering from a permanent vegetative state lasting more than three months.”

    Cerebral cortex destroyed
    This is because in such patients, the cerebral cortex has been destroyed, said Dr. Lawrence Schneiderman, a physician and bioethicist at the University of California, San Diego.

    “Four to six minutes of anoxia, lack of oxygen, destroys that completely,” Schneiderman wrote in comments posted on the Internet at http:/

    “The rest of your brain, particularly the brain stem, can survive for fifteen or twenty minutes without oxygen,” added Schneiderman, who signed a friend of the court brief in July of last year supporting Michael Schiavo.

    “What happens is that part of the brain, the cerebral cortex, which is us, our personality, who we are, how we think — our capacity to experience, see, hear, think, emote — that may be permanently destroyed.”

    Experts say Terri Schiavo would experience no discomfort if allowed to die, as the part of her brain that experiences pain is unlikely to be functioning.

    By Anonymous Raven, at 12:06 AM  

  • For what must be the millionth time, Terri is NOT PVS. She is missing 2 out of the 3 diagnostic test required to make such a diagnosis. Until she gets an MRI and a PET Scan, no such diagnosis can be made. Unfortunately, she is being starved to death and may never get that chance.

    Sherri, I've been contacting those people. I hope it works because nothing else seems to be working right now. I also hope there is good stuff going on behind the scenes that I don't know about, and that something happens in time to save Terri.

    And I really hope the truth about the people trying to kill her gets blown wide open. It does seem like people are starting to catch on, just hope it's not too little too late.

    By Blogger Beautiful Belgian Babe, at 12:38 AM  

  • Well dear Raven

    Rather be a LUNATIC that listens to ALL THE FACTS, than one so willing to kill others because their "QUALITY OF LIFE" does not measure up to "my" standards.....

    Try to calm down a bit on the name-calling and do more reading....

    I measure quality by what someone (or something) gives, not what it gets.

    If my car gets a good washing- big deal! I carea bout if my car gives me the transportation it provides. Terri has given MORE to people than YOU or I will EVER GIVE!


    but thanks for stopping by with your insults....

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 12:45 AM  

  • Bx3 has hope for things happening behind the scenes ,,, Isn’t there is still hope DCF will come through? Even though the court denied DCF’s petition to “intervene”, and gave no relief “prior to the conclusion of the investigation” in regard to the guardian; DCF was still free to conduct whatever investigation it desired. According to the court order, DCF couldn’t interfere with the court determining and executing Terri’s wishes and the court would not interfere with DCF’s investigation. Surely, DFC is going full steam ahead with their investigation since there is a 60-day maximum investigatory period and they say they received complaints on 18 and 21 Feb.

    By Anonymous Dee, at 12:53 AM  

  • ya'll are killin me, really.

    For what must be the millionth time, Terri is NOT PVS. She is missing 2 out of the 3 diagnostic test required to make such a diagnosis. Until she gets an MRI and a PET Scan, no such diagnosis can be made.

    you are actually going to tell me with a straight face that in the 10 years while Terri Schiavo was in a PVS, and before Michael Schiavo went to court the first time in 2000, that she never had an MRI or PET Scan? do you have property in Florida to sell me as well? LOL

    Terri has given MORE to people than YOU or I will EVER GIVE!


    i'm sorry .. i wasn't aware that you personally knew the Schiavo family and have spent time in Terri's room for the last 15 years. unfortunately even if you did .. you wouldn't get an answer from Terri on what she wants. why? because she can't think or talk!

    when was the last time you focused this energy on ... um .. say: building a house for Habitat for Humanity? sat with an elderly person who is in a nursing home and has no family? volunteered as a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child? volunteered at a homeless shelter serving food?

    why don't you do something that you have a business doing? you ... have no business .. in this personal family issue. it is NOT your battle to fight.

    By Anonymous raven, at 9:23 AM  

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