Saturday, March 19, 2005

Kate Adamson had her feeding tube removed... and lived to tell about it

Terri Schiavo's death will be serene, her husband Michael's lawyer told Nightline. Kate Adamson, who had her own feeding tube removed during a coma from which she later emerged, disputes this.

Kate Adamson Speaks from Experience for Terri Schiavo


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ADAMSON: When the feeding tube was turned off for eight days, I thought I was going insane. I was screaming out in my mind, "Don't you know I need to eat?" And even up until that point, I had been having a bagful of Ensure as my nourishment that was going through the feeding tube. At that point, it sounded pretty good. I just wanted something. The fact that I had nothing, the hunger pains overrode every thought I had.

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