Anyone following the Charlie Gard story in the UK?
Read the entire article if you are unfamiliar.
And here is what one of our resident bloggers believes.
Certainly the decision should not be left up to a hospital bureaucracy whose best interests lay in exterminating costly patients. And if Chris and Connie are making arrangements to to take Charlie out of said hospital than what is the real problem here?
And here’s an except from the article.
….even the (unnamed) doctor behind the experimental treatment in the US agreed, upon seeing additional documentation, that it was “unlikely that he will improve with that [experimental] therapy.”
Even if the treatment could slow further progression of the disease (something that also would be unlikely, according to documentation in Justice Francis’s decision), it could not reverse existing damage. The remainder of Charlie’s life would be painful: Ormond Street specialists believe Charlie is capable of experiencing pain, though not expressing it, a factor in the court’s final decision.