From reading a few of the umpteen sites devoted to Terri, I gathered that she can't even consistently control the direction her eyes move, much less use a computer!
I agree with Gaz.....this move by congress may well have frightening repercussions for many others.
My Mother is in a nursing home. For the first three years of her stay there was a lady across the hall who was on a feeding tube. When she was not
asleep, she cried constantly.....a loud keening whine of a cry ( her only method of communication )......you could literally feel the pain.
Her life was a constant battle with painful bedsores, contracted tendons, infections, etc. No matter how often she was changed, bathed etc.....she
could not be comforted. It was not a joyous existence....I could only imagine that hunger would have been a small discomfort compared to her daily
misery. ( Was it God's will that she be kept alive like that??)
If it comes down to that, I'll never insist on keeping Mom around a few more years.....like that....and I pray no one will be able to make me do that
People ( congressmen ) who want to make this a 'right to life' issue should get out and volunteer some time in nursing homes and hospices.....there
are plenty of folks out there who could use some of this extra attention, and a shortage of workers in the field to give it to them. Some of these
people need to get off the political band wagon and 'put their money where their mouth is'!