Losing still more legal appeals, Terri Schiavo’s father warned Friday that his severely brain-damaged daughter was “down to her last hours” as she entered her second week without the feeding tube that had sustained her life for 15 years.
Doctors have said she would probably die within a week or two of the feeding tube being pulled, which was done March 18 after a judge sided with her husband’s argument that she would not want to be kept alive artificially. Dehydration has taken its toll on the 41-year-old woman, producing flaky skin, dry tongue and lips, and sunken eyes, according to attorneys and friends of the Schindlers.
“Terri is weakening. She’s down to her last hours. Something has to be done and has to be done quick,” said Bob Schindler, who visited his daughter Friday morning.