In a truly heartbreaking story, the parents of little Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal to halt doctors from switching off his life support.
According to Sky News, the latest developments come after the parents of the 23 month old baby boy who has an undiagnosed degenerative brain disease, lodged an appeal to the British High Court and the European Court of Human Rights to overturn the previous ruling which would withdraw his ongoing treatment and have his life support machine switched off.
It is believed that the latest appeal came after little Alfie’s parents Kate James and Tom Evans, requested that their son be taken to the Vatican linked Bambino Gesu Paediatric Hospital in Rome.
It was hoped that the devastated parents could get a possible diagnosis and further treatment.
However following a ruling on Wednesday, the parents were informed that their son’s life support would be switched off on a specific date, which has not been disclosed to the media for legal reasons.
It’s now thought that Alfie’s parents, who are said to deeply upset and saddened by the decision, will now be given some time to spend with their son who is currently receiving palliative care at Alder Hey Hospital.
The news of the latest decision to reject Alfie’s parents’ appeal comes less than a month after a judge ruled that it was in “Alfie’s best interest” that his treatment would be withdrawn.
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