Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#BreakingNews Latest on Alfie Evans - 28 hours with no Food - Parents in Court Fight to take him to Italy - Please Pray

Little Alfie Evans, who is fighting a rare neurological condition. is finally getting food. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital waited 28 hours before feeding the 23-month old boy. 
Alfie is not being allowed to go home or to be transferred to a hospital in Italy that has promised to provide him treatment. Please continue to pray...
 Statement from the Liverpool hospital:
"This evening the High Court again ruled that it is in Alfie’s best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout.
"Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout.
"This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him.
"We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff, patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time."
The judge said: "The sad truth is that it is not the brain stem and the white matter enabling Alfie just about to sustain respiration. A brain cannot regenerate itself, as I have been told."
Alfie’s Father Tom Evans said, “They only started feeding him at one ‘o’clock yesterday. It’s disgusting how he’s being treated." “Not even an animal would be treated like this. He’s proving them wrong. It’s time to give him some grace and dignity and let him go home or to Italy.”
The Evans family are in court again today fighting to overturn a jduge’s decision preventing Alfie from going to Italy for proper care.
‘The court of appeal have reached out to us and said they are going to set back three judges to hear the case. In reality, he could be in Italy right now. We all know the military air force are ready to take him and a team of doctors are there,” he said. “We’ve also got a German air ambulance team, who attempted to take him in the first place, ready.”
Alfie Evans survived for 36 hours after a children’s hospital removed his life support without his parents’ consent. 
Justice Hayden said flying Alfie to Italy could harm his health because, as court testimony , the flight could trigger possible “continuous seizures due to stimulations” of the flight. 
Evans explained that Alfie is not in any pain and that Alfie is not having any seizures at this time.
 Italy has granted Alfie  Italian citizenship which would allow  him to leave the country.
Attorneys for his parents say they want Italian doctors to be able to come to Britain to evaluate and treat Alfie.
A spokeswoman for the Christian Legal Centre, said medics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool had stopped providing “ventilation support” to Alfie shortly after 9pm on Monday.
However, Alfie continued to breathe independently.
She said: “Alfie has survived much longer than the doctors predicted, lending support to the request from Alfie’s parents for Alfie to be seen by medical experts in Italy.
“An air ambulance is now waiting outside Alder Hey Hospital ready to take Alfie to hospital in Italy.”
An air ambulance arrived outside the hospital where Alfie Evans is located. 
The parents are praying to get life support restored and to take him to Italy, which granted him citizenship.
The Medical Ethics Alliance, expressed in a statement its condemnation over the treatment of Alfie Evans and called it a “medical tyranny.”
Italy’s Healthcare Chief has raised the alarm over the decisions by UK courts. The President of the Italian National Institute of Health decried the UK High Court’s decision on Alfie Evans.
Pope Francis has reiterated his support for Alfie and his parents and asks that Alfie’s parents be allowed to bring him to Italy.

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