Oh, My Bad

A neurologist hired by Michael Schiavo to confirm that his wife Terri was in a persistent vegetative state said he was "105 percent sure" of that diagnosis, but Dr. Ronald Cranford expressed similar certainty about a patient he examined in 1980 who later regained both consciousness and the ability to communicate.

Wow, and why didn't we hear this from Peter Jennings? Brian Williams? Bob Schieffer? Where's that good ol' investigative reporting? Ah, who cares. Does that really matter when judges think they are guaranteed absolute power, and doctors are more interested in defining death then they are saving life.

As far as I'm concerned there is no 'persistent vegetative state'. Who knows what you can't 'recover' from? Am I in a 'persistent non-vegetative state'? Of course not, my 'state' could change - so why couldn't Terri's? Just cause some doctor thinks it impossible? Give me a break, like the medical field hasn't ever seem something that 'can't be cured' eventually become 'curable'.

So Terri could have potentially recovered. Well, we'll never know what the potential was, because just like millions of babies, we'll never realize the full potential of Terri.

Tim Lytle [04/12/05 19:33:18] | 1 Comment | Stream