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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:54 PM
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What exactly is a person fed through a feeding tube? I assume
whatever it is is not tasted. DeLay said Terri Schiavo has "missed meals" like she has candlelit dinners in the nursing home.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:55 PM
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1. she isn't even able to swallow.
I don't think taste is an issue.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:55 PM
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2. it's a vitamin and nutrient-enriched sludge
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:55 PM
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3. It's a high nutritional fluid
sort of like liquid supplements you can buy for seniors
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:55 PM
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4. Ensure type liquids.
n/t
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:56 PM
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5. It's sort of like protein shakes or emfamil.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:59 PM
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6. Thanks to all that replied. That's sort of what I thought. If it can't
be tasted I suppose there is no reason to flavor it.
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 04:59 PM
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7. and the tube
runs through the wall of her belly into her stomach, so she wouldn't have the opportunity to taste anything even if she had the brain capacity to do so. It's just sad. What a bunch of grandstanding, meddling assholes. (sorry)
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Dr Ron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 05:01 PM
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8. Assuming a minimal amount of sanity from DeLay. . .
If he said missed meals, I assume he is referring to missed nutrutional support rather than missing meal times or anything like candlelit dinners.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 05:10 PM
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11. He also said she can talk. So don't give him credit for any
sanity. He's a lying s.o.b.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 05:03 PM
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9. It's cupcakes! Lots and lots of cupcakes!
Why do you people want to deny Terri her cupcakes?

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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 05:03 PM
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10. Jesus Juice (tm), Guaranteed to cure all ills. n/t
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TrustingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-05 05:15 PM
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12. can't be as tasty as CNN/FOX propaganda tho.
make it a Biggie.
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