- Thanks to Jackie Patru for publishing this report.
- From http://www.terrisfight.org/downloads/index.html)
- The four paragraphs directly below this are taken from
the Media Kit posted at Terri's website. Below that is a true transcript
(also posted on www.terrisfight.org, in the download section titled "Bone
Scan"). We've transcribed it here for easier reading, since the original
was very faint with broken and blurred letters.
- You will read a transcript of the doctor describing what
he found on Terri's bone scan. We had help with definitions and will bracket
those terms for further understanding of what you're reading.
- Allegedly -- according to Michael Schiavo -- Terri's
brain damage was due to a heart attack. Read this and then decide which
you believe. -- Jackie -- October 16th, 2003
- P.S. If you haven't made your calls for Terri, PLEASE
- Terri was NEVER diagnosed as a heart attack victim when
she was admitted to the Northside Humana emergency room in February 1990.
To this day, her family does not know the true cause of her collapse.
- Doctors immediately excluded heart attack as her blood
enzymes were not elevated -- typical in all heart attack victims. Terri's
toxicology screen also eliminated any suspicion of drugs.
- At the time of Terri's admittance, blood tests revealed
a depletion of electrolytes and her attending physician HYPOTHESIZED that
low blood potassium MAY have caused her collapse. It was with this information
that Michael Schiavo entered into a lawsuit against Terri's General Practitioner
and Gynecologist, claiming negligence on their part.
- In preparation for Terri's October 2002 trial, her ER
records were reviewed and it was plainly noted in the "Admitting Summary"
that Terri had a "rigid neck" when she was admitted to the hospital.
These injuries were never disclosed to Terri's family, nor -- to their
knowledge -- were they ever investigated. The doctor reviewing these records
testified that the only other patient he treated with similar injuries
was the victim of an attempted strangulation.
- The prospect that foul play may have led to Terri's collapse
and ensuing heart stoppage was enhanced when a bone scan was recently found.
This scan, taken 53 weeks after Terri's collapse revealed that Terri had
fractured ribs, damage to her pelvic area, LI vertebrae, spine, both knees
and both ankles. It also revealed that Terri had suffered a broken femur
and a broken back. Three doctors concluded that Terri had endured trauma
of some sort. The radiologist responsible for the scan plainly stated:
"This patient has a history of trauma". [excerpt from the media
- Theresa Schiavo
- Nuclear Imaging
- BONE SCAN
- Indication: Evaluate for trauma
- Procedure and findings. Multiple gama camera images of
the axial [trunk] and proximal appendicular [limbs] skeleton in the anterior
[front] and posterior [back] projections were obtained following 2.1 millicuries
of technetium 99m HDP.
- There are an extensive number of focal abnormal areas
of nuclide accumulation of intense type. These include multiple bilateral
ribs, the costovertebral [where ribs and vertebra come together] aspects
of several of the thoracic [upper] vertebral bodies, the L1 [lower] vertebral
body, both sacroliac joints, the distal right femoral diaphysis, both knees
and both ankles, the right greater than the left.
- Correlative radiographs are obtained of the lumbar spine
and of the right femur [leg bone] which reveal compression fracture; minor,
superior and plate of L1, and shaggy, irregular periosteal ossification
along the distal femoral diaphysis, and metaphysis primarily ventrally.
[calcification showing where bones were broken and have healed].
- The patient has a history of trauma. Most likely the
femoral periosteal reaction reflects a response to a subperiosteal hemorrhage
and the activity in L1 correlates perfectly with the compression fracture
which is presumably traumatic.
- The presumptions is that the other multiple areas of
abnormal activity also relate to previous trauma. Additional possibilities
would be neoplastic bone disease, widespread disseminated infectious bone
disease or multiple bone infarcts from abnormal hemoglobin.
- CONCLUSION: Multiple areas of abnormal scintigraphic
[actinographic?] accumulation, some of which are radiograph for differential
as discussed above.
- W. Campbell Walker M.D./mjt
- Dictated 3-5-91
- Transcribed ?-5-91
- Lee Memorial Hospital
- NOTE: The person who helped with the spelling and definitions
said simply, what the doctor described would be the results of someone
who had been kicked, and kicked and kicked. The thoracic damage was possibly
from strangulation. If a person is strangulated it follows there would
be a loss of oxygen to the brain -- causing brain damage -- as the blood
supply was blocked. - Jackie
- Read the Nurse's affidavit indicating that she believes
Schiavo has repeatedly tried to murder Terri since her hospitalization.
- This is is more horrible than any fictional horror story.
This judge and Schiavo's lawyers are committing murder for Schiavo.