An appeals court refused to block Tuesday the removal of a severely brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube, one of the last hopes her parents had for keeping her alive.

An appeals court refused to block Tuesday the removal of a severely brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube, one of the last hopes her parents had for keeping her alive. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland rejected two motions filed by an attorney for the parents of Terri Schiavo, who is scheduled to have the feeding tube removed Wednesday at her husband’s request.