Schiavo's dad unplugged his mom
More stuff they don't tell us here in the States. Terri's dad had his mom unplugged after a week.
From the Guardian Unlimited (UK):
But, given the vehemence with which he has been fighting to prolong Terri's life, it is a little surprising to learn that Robert decided to turn off the life-support system for his mother. She was 79 at the time, and had been ill with pneumonia for a week, when her kidneys gave out. "I can remember like yesterday the doctors said she had a good life. I asked, 'If you put her on a ventilator does she have a chance of surviving, of coming out of this thing?'" Robert says. "I was very angry with God because I didn't want to make those decisions."
(The Robert refered to is Robert Schindler, Terri's father.)