JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, April 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Alfie’s parents lost the last hearing before the judges that would have allowed him to go to Italy for further treatment. Tom Evans and Kate James will be taking the matter again to the Supreme Court in the UK. Alfie Evans is the 23 month old English boy who has been receiving mass media coverage in and outside of the UK regarding plans for his continued treatment. The prime target in a legal battle of parental rights and hospital jurisdiction, the remainder of Alfie’s life and any hopes he has at getting cured rest in the hands of the judges and legislators of the UK.
Alfie’s heavy sedation is a result of his need to use a breathing machine which was a result of the hospital misapplying his antibiotics after his being admitted for a chest infection.
He is not in a deep comatose state. His cognitive responses increase when his sedative medicines are reduced. Alfie’s family and the 100,000+ followers on his facebook page have witnessed what happens when his medications are reduced. Many video clips and pictures of his responses are taken and posted on his facebook page – Alfie’s Army. Alfie looks up at those speaking to him and holds onto their hands.
As shown in this link https://youtu.be/dYslVkvpLig, Alfie can respond to his Father’s voice. He can yawn and sneeze, and stretch. https://youtu.be/d2XBUdDPEeU. He blinks away from bright light and flinches when grabbed.
The hospital continues to make extreme calls regarding Alfie’s prognosis and his care. Upon his admission in 2016 he was given just days to live. He has since outlived that forecast beyond a year. And during this time, his father has been asked at least 100 times to remove his breathing tube. Just 2 weeks ago, after his family and followers were witnessing positive cognitive responses from Alfie, Alder Hey Hospital raised Alfie’s clobazam from 4mg to 14mg.
Currently Alfie remains heavily sedated with four anti-seizure drugs.
Alfie has all the resources necessary in place to permit his safe travel to Italy. Alder Hey Hospital agreed to a meeting Thursday, April 5th to discuss options of having Alfie physiologically reviewed to assess if he is capable of traveling to Italy for further treatment. Not 20 minutes after the meeting, the Hospital withdrew its intentions to truly consider additional options when it submitted its requests to Justice Hayden to have a date set in place to have Alfie’s breathing tube removed. Eventually the date was set to Friday the 13th.
Alfie is still fighting and so are his generous supporters. His parents simply want to have what most parents enjoy, the right to do what they find best for their child. In the hearing today, the courts ruled that the legislation of the Judges ‘trumped’ the desires of the parents.
MP Kahn countered this callous stand in an appeal to parliament. He offered his condolences for the family and a message of common sense which urged the judges to see this matter from the view of the parents, not stale legislation and medical tradition.
What is required now is for us to intercede for Alfie and his parents. It is vital for everyone to see the milestones that Alfie has reached under these extreme circumstances.
"Alfie's Dad meets the Pope."
Alfie's parents have good reason to fight. Their baby boy is very much alive. Alfie has gained weight, kept his color, and continues to physically develop, portraying a healthy looking 1 year old (who is about to turn 2).
The 1st taken just this week: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V40600YC1CU&feature=youtu.be
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Source: EIN Presswire