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The father of Alfie Evans has this morning told reporters outside Alder Hey hospital that there will be a meeting with doctors later today to discuss taking his son home.
It comes after the 23-month-old’s parents lost their latest appeal to have their terminally ill son transferred to Italy for treatment yesterday.
The toddler continues to cling to life two days after his life support was withdrawn.
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Tom Evans slams Alder Hey doctors over ‘misdiagnosis’ and says sick toddler could live for years
Little Alfie is ‘still going strong’ nearly 60 hours after his life support was withdrawn – his parents last night lost their court battle to fly him to Italy for treatment.
Hundreds of supporters of Alfie Evans protest outside British Embassy in Poland in vigil
‘Hundreds of supporters of Alfie Evans have taken part in a protest and vigil outside the British Consulate in Krakow, Poland.
‘It comes after the 23-month-old’s parents lost their latest appeal to have their terminally ill son transferred to Italy for treatment yesterday.
‘Crowds gathered to light candles and place teddy bears outside the British Embassy in the centre of the city overnight, with many saying prayers for the sick toddler,’ writes MailOnline reporter Keiligh Baker.
Speaking today Tom Evans said: ‘Alfie doesn’t need intensive care any more.
‘Alfie is lying on the bed with one litre of oxygen going into his lungs and the rest is him.
‘Some people say it’s a miracle, it’s not a miracle, it’s a misdiagnosis.’
Tributes have been left outside Alder Hey following yesterday’s court ruling.
Photos show balloons, cuddly toys and candles lying on a patch of grass near the Liverpool hospital.
The parents have now lost two rounds of fights in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
LBC presenter Iain Dale said Nick Ferrari made him cry by telling the story of how doctors told his family his brother was clinically dead after a terrible car crash. His brother recovered and proved the doctors wrong.
Alfie Evans’ parents DROP legal battle to fly him to Italy
Alfie Evans has survived yet another night without life support as his parents dropped their legal bid to take him to Rome and said: ‘We want to take him home’.
Speaking this morning Mr Evans said: ‘For three days [since life support was withdrawn] there have been no problems with Alfie. He’s still breathing on his own and going strong. The nurse came in this morning said “wow”. He’s proving everyone wrong’.
Alder Hey said hospital workers had been subject to ‘a barrage of highly abusive and threatening language and behaviour” in person, via phone and online, while there were reports of unauthorised members of the public attempting to enter the hospital.
‘Having to carry on our usual day-to-day work in a hospital that has required a significant police presence just to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe is completely unacceptable,’ the hospital’s chairman, Sir David Henshaw, and chief executive Louise Shepherd said in an open letter.
Speaking this morning, Alfie’s father said: ‘All I ask for now is for this meeting to be a positive one and I hope to have Alfie, on the terms of mine and Alder Hey, to be home within a day or two.
‘If the meeting doesn’t go well today, well then I’ll go back to court.’
He added: ‘As I sit next to Alfie’s bedside, every second of every day, it encourages me more and more that he will live for ‘x’ amount of months, possibly years.’
He said he hoped to be able to make arrangements with the hospital to get a care plan in place today.
He told reporters Alfie was ‘not suffering’ and ‘not in pain’.
Speaking this morning Tom Evans said: ‘Alfie’s fighting…he’s paying me and his mum back definitely. We’re glad that we fought all the way.’
He added: ‘He’s been off a ventilator for three days now, there’s been no deterioration. He hasn’t woke up, he’s still a little bit weak but what we ask for is to go home to sustain his life.’
He said Alfie was ‘still fighting’ and was ‘comfortable’ and ‘content’ with a stable heart rate.
Alfie’s mother, Kate James, posted this picture of her ‘gorgeous boy’ nearly 60 hours after his life support was withdrawn.
Tom Evans has told LBC he believes doctors at Alder Hey children’s hospital ‘hate him’ for continuing to fight against the decision to end his life support.
Tom Evans, 21, will be asking to take Alfie home after appeal judges again refused him and Kate James, 20, permission to take their son abroad for treatment.
Merseyside Police has issued a warning saying it was monitoring posts in relation to Alder Hey and the Alfie Evans situation online and that any ‘malicious communications or threatening behaviour’ will be investigated and could lead to action.
Appeal Judge REJECTS Alfie Evans’ parents’ bid to fly him to Rome for treatment as brain-damaged toddler ‘struggles’ for two days without life support while his father wants doctors prosecuted for conspiracy to MURDER
‘The family of Alfie Evans has lost its latest appeal to have the terminally ill 23-month-old transferred to Italy for treatment.
‘Alfie is ‘struggling’ to survive two days after his life support was ended, the court heard today, as it emerged the toddler’s father wants three Alder Hey Children’s Hospital doctors prosecuted for conspiracy to murder,’ writes MailOnline’s chief UK reporter Martin Robinson.
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The father of Alfie Evans has told reporters outside Alder Hey hospital that there will be a meeting with doctors later today to discuss taking his son home.
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