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Doctors from Alder Hey hospital are being asked to consider whether Alfie Evans can go home to die after his life support was removed.
An emergency High Court hearing was called today as the youngster – who suffers from a degenerative neurological condition – clings to life.
His parents want him moved to a hospital in Rome, but doctors in Liverpool say he cannot survive and the trip would be wrong and pointless.
The article goes on to state the following:
At a special hearing held at Manchester Civil Justice Centre this afternoon, Mr Justice Hayden repeated that 23-month-old should not fly, but asked doctors to consider whether he could be allowed to go home.
The case is ongoing as doctors consider the request.
Around eight police officers in riot gear are guarding the courtroom at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, with police also stationed outside the hospital.
The little boy’s parents, Tom Evans and Kate James of Liverpool, England, lost their legal battle to keep their son on life support Tuesday night, but to the surprise of everyone, the child has continued to breathe on his own even after the life support was removed.
The Daily Mail also reported:
His parents want him moved to a hospital in Rome, with an air ambulance on standby to fly him there, but doctors in Liverpool say he cannot survive and the trip would be wrong and pointless. Italy gave him citizenship yesterday in a bid to facilitate the transfer.
At a special hearing held at Manchester Civil Justice Centre this afternoon, Mr Justice Hayden repeated that the 23-month-old should not fly, but asked doctors to consider whether he could be allowed to go home.
The case is ongoing as doctors consider the request. One of the doctors apparently said the soonest they could move him home would be three to five days.
Alfie Evans’ parents are forced to watch their boy die slowly in front of them because the hospital and the courts will not allow them to take their boy to another hospital. This is unconscionable and evil. No decent person could possibly support this.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 24, 2018
Just seen a bit on this Alfie Evans case. Truly heartbreaking!! I’m obviously no doctor but if the child needs oxygen why is not given it? If the child can go to Italy for treatment, why not let him? It all seems wrong #ALFIESARMY16
— Mark Allen (@pistol147) April 24, 2018
Great point from a Twitter follower (h/t @senromney): Is there any doubt that if Alfie Evans were British royalty, he’d be shipped to Italy for treatment rather than his parents informed that they must let him die because a hospital says so?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 24, 2018
I feel incredibly sorry for Alfie Evans’ parents who have shown such extraordinary courage & determination. I also feel incredibly sorry for all the wonderful staff at Alder Hey Hospital. This is a desperately sad situation for everyone involved.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 24, 2018
On the very day Brits celebrated the Royal baby, the UK government removed life support system from 23-month-old Alfie Evans and stationed a line of police to keep his frantic parents from moving him to another hospital that would grant him care. A royal shame!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 24, 2018
#YouareWinningWhen doctors say you won’t last 3 minutes without your ventilator and you’re on 18 hours and counting. Alfie Evans has now been allowed oxygen and water. #AlfieEvans #AlfiesArmy #ProLife https://t.co/hhqvpADrsF pic.twitter.com/eZ0PuhOY0m
— EWTN (@EWTN) April 24, 2018
#AlfieEvans has been breathing unassisted in @AlderHey hospital for 10 hours now. He’s held captive there & refused further life-sustaining care. His parents are forcibly barred from taking him to their hospital of choice in Italy. A terrible, lethal abuse of power. #prayforalfie
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) April 24, 2018
The courts have agreed to hear #AlfieEvans case again because he’s fought so long without life support!!! Now they have a chance to do the right thing!!!!! Let him leave the UK & go to Italy!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s still fighting!!!!
— Rebecca Jane (@LadyDetectives1) April 24, 2018
BREAKING: the father of Alfie Evans says the toddler has been ‘breathing on his own for 9 hours’ despite his life support being turned off. Oxygen treatment has now resumed. Awaiting hospital comment. https://t.co/c5lQwk0kRs pic.twitter.com/4Z8FaMpj0N
— ITV Granada Reports (@GranadaReports) April 24, 2018
— ITV News (@itvnews) April 24, 2018
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