It appears the judge has ruled unfavorably for the Evans family.
New: Judge appears to have ruled out allowing Alfie to go to Rome or Munich for treatment – but asks Alder Hey to consider possibility of letting parents take him home.
— Josh Halliday (@JoshHalliday) April 24, 2018
Last night, Alfie Evans was taken off life support against his parents wishes. However, the two-year-old has been breathing on his own for the past fourteen hours.
Alfie’s father told British newspaper Express:
“For nine hours Alfie’s been breathing for now. He’s still breathing now.
“They say Alfie’s suffering. We’ll look at him now. He’s not even on a ventilator and he’s not suffering.”
Asked what intervention doctors had made, Mr Evans replied: “They left him for six hours without food, water and oxygen.
“I felt blessed when they confirmed they were going to give him his water and his oxygen.
“He’s now on oxygen. It’s not changing his breathing but it’s oxygenating his body.
“He is still working, he’s doing as good as he can.
Because of the turn of events, an emergency high court hearing has been scheduled for later today. Alfie’s parents want to take him to Rome for experimental treatment and the Pope has granted them Italian citizenship and support. If Alfie is still alive by the time of the hearing, maybe the court will reconsider their decision and let the parents make healthcare choices for their son.
After Alfie was taken off life support, the hospital refused to give him any food, water or oxygen for six hours.
They are literally suffocating him slowly to death. 😔 https://t.co/XH7r77O7WN
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 24, 2018
Antonio Tajani is the President of the European Parliament, tweeted this in support of the Evans family.
The power of love is defeating the cynicism of those who have pulled the plug. All my support to #Alfie and his extraordinary parents.
— David Sassoli (@EP_President) April 24, 2018
Miracles can – and do- happen. We’re rooting for you, Alfie.