Schiavo's parents disputed her husband's assertions and challenged Schiavo's medical diagnosis, arguing in favor of continuing artificial nutrition and hydration.The highly publicized and prolonged series of legal challenges presented by her parents, which ultimately involved state and federal politicians up to the level of President George W.All videos are hosted by 3rd party websites and we have no control over their contents.
and on April 24, 2001, her feeding tube was removed for the first time, only to be reinserted several days later. After appeals through the federal court system upheld the original decision to remove the feeding tube, staff at the Pinellas Park hospice facility disconnected the feeding tube on March 18, 2005, and Schiavo died on March 31, 2005. Bush; and four denials of certiorari from the Supreme Court of the United States.
In May 1998, Michael Schiavo filed a petition to remove Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, which her parents opposed.
Richard Pearse was appointed by the court as a second guardian ad litem (GAL), and on December 29, 1998, reported "Dr.
Michael worked as a restaurant manager, while Terri took up a bookkeeping job with an insurance company. Victor Gambone, an internist and Schiavo family physician, independently made the diagnosis of persistent vegetative state (PVS) within approximately one year after her sudden cardiac arrest.
In the early morning of February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed in a hallway of her St. Firefighters and paramedics, arriving in response to her husband Michael's 9-1-1 call, found her face-down and unconscious. They attempted to resuscitate her and she was transported to the Humana Northside Hospital. Her medical chart contained a note that "she apparently has been trying to keep her weight down with dieting by herself, drinking liquids most of the time during the day and drinking about 10–15 glasses of iced tea." Upon admission to the hospital, she was noted as suffering from hypokalemia (low potassium levels): her serum potassium level was an abnormally low 2.0 m Eq/L (the normal range for adults is 3.5–5.0 m Eq/L). Terri was eventually switched from being fed by a nasogastric feeding tube to a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tube. In November 1990, Michael Schiavo took Terri to the University of California, San Francisco for experimental nerve stimulation with a thalamic stimulator.