The judge pulls the plug from little Archie – iO Donna
M.edici and judge on the one hand and parents on the other. The case of the little Archie Battersbeeaged 12, in a coma and held invites by a machineended up in the UK Supreme Court.
Which established that the health workers will be able to pull the plugalthough mom and dad are absolutely against it.
Archie in a coma, doctors go to court
For the team of Royal London Hospital who is treating him, in fact, there is nothing more to be done to save the child, found unconscious at home in Southend, Essex, on 7 April, and since then in a coma.
The baby from April 7 is hitched to a car
Archie was found in the house with a tight rope around the neck at the top of a flight of stairs. But the dynamics of the accident are not clear. Among the hypotheses also that the twelve year old he might have been the victim of an internet challenge. But no elements emerged to support this thesis.
Archie was immediately transported to the Royal London Hospital where his condition was immediately judged very serious and his brain activity reduced to a minimum. Since then he has been kept alive thanks to artificial ventilation.
The judges authorize the doctors
As a result of his permanent condition, it was the doctors who went to court, declaring to have enough evidence to prove than one irreversible diagnosis of brain cell death it is now “highly probable”.
And the judges, at least in the first instance, they decided to authorize the health workers of the hospital «to stop the mechanical ventilation of the child. To extubate him, to cease the administration of drugs and not to attempt any cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him when the heartbeat or respiratory effort stops ».
Also because, it is written in the sentence “Archie’s brain damage is unrecoverable and if he remains under mechanical ventilation, his position will not improve. ‘
Archie’s mom: “Nobody will take my son away”
Easier said when you’re not that baby’s mother. Hollie Dance, in fact, has absolutely not accepted the decision and announced that he will appeal.
“After weeks of legal battle this sentence is a total disappointment, I am devastated and I do not intend to leave my son’s bed. My mother instinct tells me that Archie is still here “the woman said.
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Adding that she is “disgusted by judges and doctors” as “Archie’s heart is still beating and he shook my hand.” Is that “until God decides it” he will never accept that he goes away.
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