“KILL THE KID IN COMA”. British Judge Ruled the Death of Archie against Mother’s Will
On the cover image Archie Battersbee in the hospital and with her mother Hollie Dance
Archie Battersbee is 12 years old and, according to the doctors of the Royal London Hospital who treated him, he is doomed to “probable” death. But a London High Court judge’s decision to pull the plug has become a controversial media case. Because the family opposed it. The judge ruled that for the child – found unconscious at home in Southend after a domestic accident in Essex on 7 April – there is nothing more to be done. A verdict that gives reason to the doctors, who turned to the judiciary in the face of family opposition.
But that Archie’s mother, Hollie Dance, does not accept, announcing with the support of her lawyers, various associations and numerous ordinary people that she is determined to appeal. «I am devastated and extremely disappointed – said her mother, deeply believer and supported by Christian associations – by the sentence passed today after weeks of legal battle and I intend to stay next to my son’s bed. My mom instinct tells me Archie is still here. ‘
“A diagnosis of probable death is not enough,” added Hollie, saying she was “disgusted by the attitude of the judge (first instance) and the doctors”, since “Archie’s heart is still beating” and he “squeezed my but no”.
This London judge who ordered the premeditated death of a child after only two months of hospitalization in intensive care be defined as anything other than a true criminal. Let us not forget that British justice is the one that has legitimized that doctors and not parents decide whether a child can take drugs to stop his sexual development and become transgender.
Let us not forget that the United Kingdom is the nation that has rejected the request of the United Nations Association of Westminster to declassify the intelligence dossier on the plane crash in which the UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold died along with other diplomats, which, according to some judicial and journalistic inquiries, it would have been caused by an attack to sabotage the energy policies of the UN headquarters in Africa.
ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MAY, 25, 2022
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Keen boxer and gymnast 12 year-old Archie Battersbee is currently battling a brain injury in the Royal London Hospital, following a horrific incident at home on April 7, where Archie was found with a ligature around his head. Archie’s mum, Hollie Dance, 46, believes that he may have been enticed into participating in an online prank which went tragically wrong.
On Thursday 19 May, a judge in the family court hearing set a timetable to decide whether or not Archie will be able to live. A hearing will take place on June 6 and 7 to determine whether or not continuing to treat Archie is in his ‘best interests. The Royal London has determined that it would be pointless to carry out a brain stem test. In submissions to the court, the hospital bosses argued that because Archie may suddenly deteriorate without warning, it would therefore be kinder to end his life now, even though non of his bodily functions have deteriorated.
ARCHIE HAS BEEN ABLE TO SQUEEZE MOM’S FINGERS
Archie’s mum and sisters have all reported that not only is Archie continuing to squeeze their fingers until his knuckles turn white, but he is also opening his eyes more frequently. It can take months for people with serious head injuries to come around from a coma. Archie deserves a chance at life.
Brain injuries typically take a long while to recover from but the hospital treating Archie seems keen to expedite his death and has taken his parents to court to argue for tests on Archie’s brain stem and removal of life support, just one month after the accident.
Many experts believe that the concept of ‘brain death’ is a specious and unreliable concept. Many individuals have failed this test only to wake up later, in one case, hours before their organs were due to be donated. Four weeks is insufficient time to ascertain what Archie’s hopes of recovery may be. Archie’s parents are additionally concerned that the Royal London does not appear to have taken any action to treat the swelling on Archie’s brain. A test to determine brain stem activity would require Archie to be removed from his ventilator which could cause further injury.
According to guidance issued by the Royal Colleges if Archie were already dead, then his bodily functions would have already deteriorated, but this has not happened. Furthermore, Archie’s mother reports that her son has been able to squeeze her fingers with a tight grip.
The Royal London Hospital has been inefficient when it comes to providing medical records about Archie’s condition, including the MRI scans which are being used to diagnose him. Archie’s family spent 3 weeks filing out and then re-filing out sets of forms to access his records, only to be told that they would then need to go through an entirely different process because of the legal proceedings.
THE FIGHT AGAINST THE MIGHTY POWER OF NHS BUREAUCRACY
It is unconscionable that a family should be put through layers of bureaucracy and the stress of a court case at a time when they are trying to spend every spare moment tending to their sick child at his bedside.
Once again a family is being pitted against the mighty power of NHS bureaucracy which runs a well-oiled legal and PR machine ready to whip families into secretive court proceedings, the moment they object to plans to end the lives of their loved ones.
One month is not enough time to ascertain Archie’s future, especially when the test that the hospital wishes to perform is known to be inaccurate. Archie must be given enough time to recover and also, a chance to survive, even if his future does look different to how it was originally envisaged.
By Christian Concern · CitizenGo – London, United Kingdom · 05/18/2022