NOTHING could have been done for Terri Schiavo

But then those of us with a brain already knew that.

Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Jon Thogmartin said:

She would not have been able to eat or drink if she had been given food by mouth as her parents' requested.

"Removal of her feeding tube would have resulted in her death whether she was fed or hydrated by mouth or not," Thogmartin told reporters.

Schiavo's brain was about half of its expected size when she died March 31 in a Pinellas Park hospice, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.

"The brain weighed 615 grams, roughly half of the expected weight of a human brain. ... This damage was irreversible, and no amount of therapy or treatment would have regenerated the massive loss of neurons."

Schiavio's brain was "profoundly atrophied" and that the damage was "irreversible." He also said the vision centers of her brain were dead" – meaning she was blind.

Then there was Dr. Frist and Dr. DeLay's diagnoses. I wonder when Frist will fully implement his "diagnosis by video" technique.

Schiavo autopsy finds no sign of trauma

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