Alfie Evans’ Dad Says He’s Giving Him Mouth To Mouth Resuscitation
The dad of Alfie Evans says he and the boy's mum have been breathing for him after the baby started showing signs of a lack of oxygen.
Speaking to reporters outside Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, dad Tom said: "Both Kate and I had to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation to keep him alive because his lips turned blue.
"We were doing what a nurse should have been doing to sustain his life.
"Now they are saying that he looks really good but we all know he should be in Italy right now."
Tom and Kate have been desperately calling for hospital staff to allow them to take Alfie to Bambino Gesú, a hospital in Rome, who have reportedly said they will treat the little boy who has a neurological condition that is destroying his brain. The little boy was even granted Italian citizenship as a last-ditch attempt to get him treatment.
But after several High Court battles, judges have ruled that it's in the Alfie's best interests to have his life support turned off.
Appearing at the Court of Appeal in London for the second time last week, the family argued that their parental rights, and Alfie's human rights, are being disregarded. But three judges upheld the original decision to withdraw the life support.
There was another battle at the family division of Manchester High Court yesterday - with Judge Hayden questioning whether the baby could return home.
He said: "If there were a more constructive attitude from the family might other options become possible, away from Alder Hey?
"I'm not suggesting this, I don't want it to be taken as an indication from me.
"One of the things Tom Evans said, if it can't be Italy or Munich, which it cannot be, was whether they could take Alfie home."
One of the clinicians at Alder Hey hospital said that moving Alfie cannot take place for a few days at the earliest and that the hostility that they are facing from protesters - some of whom tried to storm the hospital on Monday - promises to make moving him difficult.
A statement from the hospital says: "The High Court again ruled that it is in Alfie's best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout.
"Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort, dignity and privacy are maintained throughout. This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him.
"We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff, patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time."
Doctors have turned off Alfie's life support in the last few days and according to his parents, he was breathing unassisted for 24 hours. Tom says the doctors treating his son could be 'tried for murder' and that he's 'got a plan' in place to haul them in front of a judge.
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