- CLEARWATER, Fl -- On May
6, 1990, two months after the mysterious incident that left Terri Schindler
Schiavo severely mentally disabled, Dr. Hamilton, an Orthopedic Surgeon,
examined her. A year later Terri was demonstrating painful reactions
to physical therapy treatment, so on March 5, 1991, the Mediplex therapist
director ordered a bone scan.
- This bone scan revealed a healed broken right femur bone
and healed bone fractures in Terri Schindler Schiavo's ribs, pelvis, spine
- Dr. W. Campbell Walker concluded that Terri has a history
of trauma and presumed that the other multiple areas of abnormal activity
also relate to previous trauma.
- As Terri's lone guardian, Michael Schiavo has been able
to conceal the bone scan and examinations from her parents, brother, and
sister for over ten years. To date, Michael Schiavo has not allowed the
family to see the results of the May 6 examination, the emergency room
records from the day of the incident, nor any of the accompanying x-rays.
- Michael Schiavo's inability to be forthright over the
bone scan brings into question his lone description of Terri's activity
at the time of the incident. His choice to have his wife terminated rather
than rehabilitated may not be in pursuit of her interests, but to continue
to conceal the level of physical violence he displayed toward Terri.
- The bone scan evaluation is available online at www.earnedmedia.org/bonescan.htm