A ruling on whether or not Archie Battersbee might be moved from hospital to a hospice to die is predicted on the High Court on Friday morning.
Lawyers for the 12-year-old’s household took half in an hours-long authorized listening to on Thursday, with the courtroom in London sitting till late within the night.
His family members have pledged to “fight to the end” with their last-minute bid to have him transferred to die in a hospice “with dignity”.
Doctors treating the schoolboy for the final 4 months declared Archie to be “brain-stem dead”, prompting a prolonged however in the end failed authorized battle by his household to proceed his life assist remedy within the hope he would get better.
The baby has been in a coma since he was discovered unconscious at his house in Southend, Essex, on 7 April. His mom, Hollie Dance, believes he was collaborating in a web-based problem on the time he grew to become sick. He has not regained consciousness since.
Archie is being saved alive by a mix of medical interventions, together with air flow and drug remedies, on the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London.
Ms Dance stated she wished her son to “spend his last moments” along with household privately, complaining of a scarcity of privateness on the hospital.
She informed Times Radio on Thursday: “We can’t even have the chance to be in a room together as a family without nurses.”
She added: “There’s absolutely no privacy, which is why, again, the courts keep going on about this dignified death – why aren’t we allowed to take our child to a hospice and spend his last moments, his last days together privately?
“Why is the hospital obstructing it?”
Barts Health NHS Trust has stated Archie’s situation is just too unstable for a switch and that transferring him by ambulance to a unique setting “would most likely hasten the premature deterioration the family wish to avoid, even with full intensive care equipment and staff on the journey”.
A High Court order made in July requires that Archie stays on the Royal London Hospital whereas his remedy is withdrawn.
A household spokesperson stated a hospice has agreed to take him.
Additional reporting by PA