The 12-year-old, whose case shocked Britain, had been hospitalized since 7 April, when his mother found him unconscious with a rope tied around him. It is believed that he had an accident while participating in a challenge for social networks.
sacred dance his mother Archie Batterbee She stood in front of the hospital after doctors turned off her son’s life support, describing herself as “the proudest mother in the world”. She added that the boy “fought to the end”.
According to the Christian Concern group, the boy’s family said they felt “fragmented” after exhausting all legal means to maintain the child’s assisted breathing mechanisms, which was admitted to a London hospital.
The 12-year-old boy, whose case attracted great media attention, He was found unconscious by his mother on April 7 andat her house south end in the district Essex (South East England), tying a rope and he believes he may have had an accident while participating in some competitions. viral challenge through social networks .
The maneuver produced serious brain damage left him in a coma.
In recent months, the family has taken legal action to prevent this situation. royal london hospital where the minor is hospitalized, remove the assisted respirator as requested by the healthcare unit, assuming that there is no possibility of recovery.
After several appeals in English courts and intervention by the English court European Court of Human Rights The family that gave the reason to the hospital recently tried but failed to allow Archie to be taken from the hospital to a nursing home so that he could die in this place away from the bustle of Royal London.
The latest effort in this direction has stalled after the European Court of Human Rights declared last night that a case of transfer to a nursing home was outside its jurisdiction.
The hospital argued that Archie’s placement in hospice was a risk because a slight movement of the body could worsen the child’s condition.
A spokesperson for the Christian Concern group, which supports Archie’s family, agreed. that “all legal remedies are exhausted” and relatives are “destroyed”, but spend “precious moments” with the child.
During the court proceedings, British judges reiterated that it was “against his interests” to continue to offer vital support to the child.
While refusing to be transferred to a hospice, Judge Lucy Theis, of the family division of the London High Court, stressed the family’s “unconditional love and commitment” and hoped the child would have the opportunity to die in peace. “with his family”.
This is the latest case in England where the doctors’ decision went against the family’s wishes. Under English law, courts often intervene when parents and doctors disagree over a child’s treatment. In these situations, what is best for the child is superior to the parents’ right to decide what is best for their child.
(with information from EFE)
Source: Info Bae