Here is a case happening in my neck of the woods.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — 34-year old Scott Thomas married Liza Thomas in 2001.
They bought a home and had a baby boy.
But one September day, paramedics found Scott on his kitchen floor with several hairline fractures down the left side of his head.
Scott spent two months in a coma.
Scott’s mom, Pamela Patton, says Liza had plans to put Scott in Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, so she filed for temporary guardianship in November and won.
For months, Pamela took care of Scott in her home, and worked with him every day.
"He watches you, he listens, he smiles, he cries," said Patton.
Six weeks ago, Scott’s traech was removed. Now he’s in Brooks Rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking.
Patton’s guardianship could end in a few weeks.
Patton fears Liza will remove Scott’s feeding tube.
The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation has stepped in.
"They don’t wish to poke their noses into somebody else’s business, but they do want to plead to this woman to please think about what she’s doing," said Pamela Hennessy, spokeswoman for the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation.
The Foundation is urging DCF to investigate the circumstances surrounding Scott’s injuries.
According to Patton, Liza says Scott fell in the kitchen, but doctors tell Scott’s mother his injuries are consistent with a head trauma, not a fall. [Source]