Archie Battersbee’s mum SMOKES over ‘sick and terrible’ decision preventing son from going to hospice

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Hollie Dance, the mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, expressed her outrage after a judge rejected her request to place her son in a hospice for his final days. The family has now appealed the verdict.

On Friday August 5, Archie’s parents failed in their latest legal attempt to remove their son from the Royal London Hospital so he can “spend his final minutes in peace” away from guards and nurses who hovered around him. Archie should remain in hospital after the drug is stopped, Judge Theis ruled, echoing concerns from the Barts Health NHS Trust, which found the boy’s condition was too unstable to transfer him. The family would no doubt experience the premature deterioration that doctors said taking an ambulance would “very certainly aggravate.” The boy’s parents have now appealed the judge’s decision.

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In an interview with Sky News, Hollie slammed the High Court’s ruling as “sick and terrible”. She claimed in a statement that “all of our family’s demands have been ignored by the authorities.” Despite our brokenness, we keep going because we care for Archie and we won’t give up on him. The concerned mother previously called the refusal to relocate her son “inhumane” and called it “utterly cruel and utterly horrible” that “we don’t even get to choose where Archie spends his moments of death”.

This information has come to light after it was revealed that Hollie could give her son mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if doctors withhold him from oxygen while his life support systems are off. The distraught mother vowed to “keep giving him oxygen” and “do whatever it takes” to save her son’s life. Hollie and Paul Battersbee’s desperate request to the European Court of Human Rights to have their son maintained on life support has been denied. The family applied to the High Court the next day to move Archie from the Royal London Hospital to a hospice for his dying hours.

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According to a statement released by Hollie on Thursday, “If Archie is denied oxygen when life support is removed, I will continue to give him oxygen.” “I hope the Supreme Court will make the appropriate decision. They will not respect Archie’s “dignity” if they forbid us from transporting him to a hospice where he can receive palliative oxygen.” She added, “The deck has been completely set against us. Charlie’s Law needs to be implemented now to make a change so that parents no longer have to endure this. We will fight to the bitter end for Archie’s right to life.”

The family’s determination to take legal action was confirmed by the distraught mother. Hollie had already vowed: “We will fight to the end. We are defending my son’s right to life.”

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