Terri Schiavo's Hospice - page 2

Okay, I know the whole feeding tube issue has been debated to no end, but this is actually not about the tube issue. I was watching the news today, talking about the police presence at Terri's... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Quote from ArleneG
    There was a woman on television who because of extensive security could not get through to the building to be with her dying grandfather. He died before she could get in.
    I think that's what is sad about this situation. It's not just the protesters. The police can keep them out of the way if they have to. It's the security people have to go through to get in that slows them down as well. The traffic this time of year hear is bad enough, but I heard it's dreadful around the hospice.
  2. by   danu3
    Quote from allamericangirl
    the facility needs to ask the family to remove terry and take her home to die. aaaathe entire family is selfish also, or they would ask the protesters to have respect for terry and the other hospice patients. i can't believe that there are not noise ordinances in this community that the protesters are breaking and so they would be removed and arrested!
    to be fair, the family did at certain point to ask the protesters to leave. see
    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/arti...7/193404.shtml.
    interesting quote from the brother:

    [font=arial, helvetica]"..we are not going to solve the problem today by getting arrested," he told the restless crowd of about three dozen people. "we can change laws, but we are not going to change them today. ... you are not speaking for our family..." the bold is mine.

    now there are other conservative source which say the dad is thanking the protesters. reference is at
    http://timbayly.worldmagblog.com/tim...es/013488.html right below the picture. this reference is a blog (very conservative) and i have no idea how reliable it is.

    moving terri to their home is a good idea. however, there might be some porblems as the logistic with all the protestors out there. also now you are going to have hospice nurses and other staff going to the home, who would want to go? given the dad think hospice is trying to kill terri and all the protestors probably think the same, kind of dangerous... further more, will they let the husband visit? how safe it is for the husband to visit?

    this is a desperate time for the parents and all these protesters and media do not help obviously. they are feeding off the pain of the family and i get this bad feeling (which i could be totally wrong) that there are some hidden joy in this. that is to have license to be rude, obnoxious(sp), and engaging in destructive behavior in the name of good.

    i just wish there will be someone who would walk beside the parents in a compassionate way. walk with them in nonjudgemental way and not dismiss their emotions and pain. walk with them in this painful journey and slowly encourage them, encourage them to let go of terri as they already done all they can (and acknowledge that to them), encourage them to let go of terri and give terri to god. encourage them to rest now, to rest from all the battles all the years, to rest in god and to trust god now to somehow bring good out of this mess.

    i just wish both the right-to-life and the right-to-die people would leave both sides alone. their ideology is their god and it is a cruel god.

    and the media, they have power to do great good or great harm. it seemed that it is so much more easy to do harm, to tear down, and to destroy. why can't they choose life? choose healing for both parites? choose to build up?

    -dan
  3. by   Nurse Hatchett
    The whole situation is very sad, but as many posters have already said, what about the respect the other patient's deserve. Not only that, but so many people out there, whether it be on the radio, t.v. or wherever that are running their mouth about it, really don't have any medical knowledge or know what the whole story is, just what is heard from other people, which IMO isn't usually the truth. Not that by any means am I saying that I know the whole story, which is why I'm not exactly sure how I feel about the whole situation. Death isn't easy no matter what happens, but it seems to me that all this protesting and what not is not going to make it any easier. Let alone how disrespecful it is to all the patients there and to their families. I couldn't imagine... So sad
  4. by   mattsmom81
    I don't understand why the hospice did not make efforts to move Schiavo elsewhere, out of respect for their other patients dignity and right to privacy and peace. Perhaps they did but family would not cooperate, who knows? <sigh>

    I wonder how many suits will be brought because families of other residents are inconvenienced and stressed, missing time with their own loved ones because of this circus.
  5. by   danu3
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...n/11281109.htm
    Take a look at the bottom of the article as it mentioned hospice staff. It is touching. Finally something somewhat good about hospice.

    -Dan
  6. by   danu3
    Quote from danu3
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...n/11281109.htm
    Take a look at the bottom of the article as it mentioned hospice staff. It is touching. Finally something somewhat good about hospice.

    -Dan
    Sorry about this because it looks like you have to register first.

    Here is a round about way of accessing the article without reigesting and I ahve no idea how long this will last.

    Go to google and type in "Hush prevailed in Schiavo room at hospice". Then select the article which should be toward the top next to a little newspaper icon.

    -Dan
  7. by   danu3
    Just a thought... you know who is really pro-life? The hopsice staff who took care of Terri till the end. The hospice staff who stayed and formed a circle around Terri after she died. The hospice staff who stay quiet and go about their callings in this difficult and even dangerous situations. The hospice staff who are nameless even till now. The hospice staff who try manage pain and give comforts in order to enable a person to live, to live fully till their very last moment. That is who is really pro-life.

    -Dan
  8. by   momcats3
    Quote from danu3
    Just a thought... you know who is really pro-life? The hopsice staff who took care of Terri till the end. The hospice staff who stayed and formed a circle around Terri after she died. The hospice staff who stay quiet and go about their callings in this difficult and even dangerous situations. The hospice staff who are nameless even till now. The hospice staff who try manage pain and give comforts in order to enable a person to live, to live fully till their very last moment. That is who is really pro-life.

    -Dan
    Dan-You're so right!! I've thought about that staff, all of them, as well as the other patients and families. God will bless them..
    PD
  9. by   danu3
    Quote from momcats3
    Dan-You're so right!! I've thought about that staff, all of them, as well as the other patients and families. God will bless them..
    PD
    Just thought of another thing also related to "life". The word has different meaning to different people obviously. But for me, "life" also include healing, healing between family members. Hospise offer opportunities to family members to heal, relationships restored.

    One of the article I've read mentioned the one disappointment the hospise staff where Terri's had is that they could not do anything to allow the family to heal. That is "pro-life". While it seemed lots of other people just do what they can to further the split as if we want to see another fight. And the most sickening part of it is that some of them do this in the name of their religion.

    -Dan
  10. by   barefootlady
    I too wondered why the hospice did not obtain a order of restraint against the press and the protestors for at least 500 yards. It is given for celebrities all of the time against stalkers. From what I saw on TV the distance from the front door to the press/protestors was about 50 feet. So sad for the other families and patients there. If the school board had joined the hospice there could have been a even greater distance granted probably. Now these kids have to make up a week of school in hot weather while these protestors and the press are off on another "big story."
  11. by   danu3
    Quote from barefootlady
    I too wondered why the hospice did not obtain a order of restraint against the press and the protestors for at least 500 yards.
    How about 500 miles?

    -Dan

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