A Moment of Dead Silence
In the course of our conversation, [a well-respected neurologist] made reference to the standard use of MRI and PET scans to diagnose the extent of brain injuries. He seemed to assume that these had been done for Terri. I stopped him and told him that these tests have never been done for her; that Michael had refused these tests.
There was a moment of dead silence.
“How can he continue as guardian?”, the neurologist said in a tone of utter incredulity. “He refused a non-invasive test? How can they be debating a life and death decision without these tests?” …
He said, “I can’t believe intelligent people are debating this woman’s life without these tests.”