Friday, July 14, 2006

Gov Jeb Bush Sides with Nurse in State Complaint

The Florida Department of Health wants to revoke the nursing license of Carla Sauer-Iyer. She is the nurse who took care of Terri Schiavo from April 1995 through August 1996 at Palm Garden. She filed an affidavit for Gov Jeb Bush to help him in his attempt to keep Terri Schiavo alive. She gave am interview to CNN about how Michael Schiavo failed to care for and mistreated his wife. Although the information she discussed was already public, the nursing board started efforts to revoke her license after a woman in Massachusetts saw the interview and filed a complaint. She said that Carla was making 'inflammatory remarks' about Michael.

Carla said she had seen Terri enough to know that she wasn't in a persistent vegetative state. She said one of the problems in the long legal battle between the Schindlers and Schiavo had been the lack of investigating every complaint and concern.

"That's been the problem the whole time -- [presiding] Judge Greer not looking into all the evidence," Iyer said last year.

Iyer said she has never been interviewed by any of the judges considering Terri's case.

"None of us were able to testify," she said, referring to fellow nurses Heidi Law and Carolyn Johnson, who both filed affidavits to confirm Iyer's contention that Michael withheld medical care and rehabilitative treatment and may have tried to take his wife's life.

Michael is claiming that Carla is lying about the things she is saying. He's also saying that Bush has the right to do what he wants, since this is America. But, he thinks he is wrong in helping Carla, since he thinks she is lying. Well, Michael, this is definitely America. And, most of America will be pulling for Carla in this one!

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