Published: Fri, July 28, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

Terminally-ill Charlie to spend final days in a hospice, court hears

Terminally-ill Charlie to spend final days in a hospice, court hears

Doctors at Great Ormond Street in London maintained that it was kinder for the Charlie's life support to be switched off.

Yesterday Mr Justice Francis, the High Court judge asked to decide his fate, said a deal must be agreed by midday today or GOSH's advice would be followed. The hospital argued that neither allowing Gard to go home with the parents nor the parents' hospice plan were possible and that Gard should be kept at the hospital.

Yates and Gard had wanted to take him to the United States to undergo experimental treatment, against the advice of Great Ormond Street doctors who said it would only prolong the baby's suffering. They said they'd been told the time during which treatment could have helped their son had passed - while the hospital court battle was going on.

"It is no longer in Charlie's best interests to pursue this course of treatment", the couple said in a statement. May I pay tribute to these nurses'.

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During the hearing, Mr Armstrong said nurses from Great Ormond Street had volunteered to look after Charlie in his final days.

The child suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease, and can not breathe without help.

"Unless by 12 noon tomorrow the parents and the guardian and the hospital can agree an alternative arrangement, Charlie will be transferred to a hospice and extubated shortly after", said Nicholas Francis, the judge presiding over the case.

According to the Telegraph, the family's lawyer, Grant Armstrong, said that Yates "has been here for these proceedings and in the last 24 hours trying to conduct resources and would like time with Charlie".

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Once there, the baby's life support eventually would be switched off.

"At the high court on Wednesday, they said that they would instead seek to move him to a hospice, hopefully for 'a week or so, '" The Guardian explained.

They also failed to persuade European Court of Human Rights judges to intervene. On July 17, Charlie was examined by USA neurologist who claimed that an experimental therapy could provide up to a 10 percent chance of improvement in the child's condition. They gave up their fight on Monday, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.

Michio Hirano, MD, chief of the division of neuromuscular disorders and director of the H. Houston Merritt Clinical Research Center at New York City-based Columbia University Medical Center, traveled to London last week to examine Charlie and determine if he may be a candidate for an experimental treatment.

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