Because we all need a little more room (no_room_to_live) wrote in ed_ucate,
Because we all need a little more room

Two posts today?

For those of you who have not heard anything about Terri Schiavo and the huge controversy about her death, go here for back story.

For the rest of you that have followed her story, I found some interesting information today. I was looking through the April 10th issue of People magazine and found an article about her husband's experience and his side of things. There was some new information in the article that I had never heard before that really shocked me.

It said that Terri's traumatic heart failure that lead to her being in a coma from 1990 until 2005 when her feeding tube was finally removed, was said to have possibly been caused by potassium deficiancy. This deficiancy may have been caused by her "previously undiagnosed case of bulimia" and apparently she had lost an extreme amount of weight and been plagued with "menstrual problems" for quite some time.

"In 1992 Michael Schiavo won more than $1 million in a malpractice suit against two of Terri's doctors for failing to test her for eating disorders..."

This surprised me. How do you all feel about it?

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