Why won't Michael divorce Terri?


Go to this website devoted to saving Terri, and click on to the timeline. In the first two years (1990—1991), Michael is angelic. When the money arrives from the malpractice settlements as late as November 1992, his angelic nature seems to change by February 1993.

If this timeline is full and complete, then it goes a long way to explain why Michael did not and will not divorce Terri. If the timeline is not full and complete, then a representative of Mr. Schiavo should step forward and give the better version.

Feb — Terri Collapses in her home
May — Terri discharged from Humana Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida.
Dec — Terri taken to California for experimental implant

Feb — Terri moved to home with husband.
Jan — Terri moved to Bradenton Mediplex Rehabilitation Center.
Apr — Terri's condition is assessed as improving.
Apr — Terri's husband advised to move her to Gainesville Rehabilitation Center to receive advanced therapy to continue Terri's recovery.
Jul — Terri moved to Sable Palms Nursing Home.

Aug — Terri awarded $250,000 in malpractice settlement.
Nov — Terri awarded $1.4 million in malpractice trial.
Nov — Michael Schiavo awarded $600,000 in malpractice trial.

Feb — Michael Schiavo denies recommended rehabilitation treatment.
Feb — Schiavo and Terri's parents have falling out regarding lack of therapy for Terri.
Feb — Schiavo withholds medical information from Terri's parents.
Feb — Schiavo posts Do not Resuscitate order in Terri's medical chart.
Jun — Schiavo threatens Schindler family with  lawsuit.
Aug — Schiavo orders medical staff not to treat Terri for potentially fatal infection.
Sep — Bob and Mary Schindler petition courts to remove Schiavo as Terri's guardian.
Nov — Schiavo admits in deposition that he knew withholding treatment of infection could result in Terri's death.

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