"Doctorii" Sistemului din Marea Britanie justifică acum, cât de bine "a fost tratat" Alfie Evans ca să moară: "Să înfometezi un copi nu e o crimă" ci înseamnă "să redirecționezi îngrijirea medicală pentru a-l face să se simtă mai comfortabil"
După o săptămână șocantă și dezgustătoare - în care i-am văzut pe părinții lui Alfie Evans că au trebuit să se lupte literalmente pentru a-i salva viața - justificările deciziilor Curții Britanice și a sistemului medical continuă sî curgă.
Un doctor a apărut deja la televizor în apărarea spitalului pentru copii Alder Hey și decizia sa de a nu-i alăpta pe Alfie timp de aproximativ 28 de ore după ce același spital l-a deconectat de la aparate, fără permisiunea părinților pentru a-i forța moartea.
După cum arată CNS News:
Forțarea lui Alfie Evans, de 23 de luni, să moară prin înfometare, "nu este o crimă", a declarat dr. Ranj Singh în cadrul programului ITV “This Morning” ("Uita-te în această dimineață"), de vineri, rapoartează ziarul britanic Daily Express.
Retragerea sprijinului pentru viață și refuzul de a permite părinților lui Alfie să-l ducă acasă, să-l hrănească și să-l îngrijească este, în schimb, doar "o redirecționarea îngrijirii", Dr. Singh a spus:
"Nu este vorba despre uciderea unui copil - este vorba de o reorientare a îngrijirii pentru a-l face să se simtă mai comfortabil".
În cazul lui Alfie, redirecționarea îngrijirii a însemnat conform medicilor care l-au tratat, a-i face viața "mai confortabilă": asta înseamnă a-i refuza alimentarea, apa și a-l deconecta d ela aparate adică a-i tăia sprijinul pentru viață. Dr. Singh și-a dublat afirmația sa, încadrând retragerea suportului de viață ca o modalitate de a face pacienții mai confortabili și de a le reda "viața cea mai demnă":
"Retragerea suportului de viață nu ucide pe cineva. Este redirecționarea îngrijirii pentru a le face mai confortabilă și pentru a le oferi viața cea mai demnă cu putință".
Fara a fi surprinzator, Singh este un tehnician clinic care lucreaza pentru sistemul de ingrijire a sanatatii administrat de guvernul Statelor Unite.
După ce l-au deconectat de la aparate, a raportat LifeNews, deși vedeau că respiră singur, oficialii de la spitalul de copii Alder Hey au așteptat 28 de ore înainte de a-l hrăni în cele din urmă pe băiatul în vârstă de doar 23 de luni, care luptă împotriva unei stări neurologice rare.
Tatăl lui Alfie, Tom Evans, a confirmat în acel moment că fiul său a fost în cele din urmă alimentat, dar a condamnat oficialii spitalului că au așteptat atât de mult timp (28 de ore), pentru a-i aduce în cele din urmă nutriția de care are nevoie.
"De-abia au început să-l hrănească ieri, cu o oră în urmă. Este dezgustător cum este tratat", a spus Evans. "Nici măcar un animal nu ar fi tratat așa. El le dovedește că se înșeală. Este timpul să-i dați un fel de grație și demnitate și să-l lăsați acasă sau în Italia ".
Micul Alfie Evans a supraviețuit timp de aproape 4 zile după ce un spital pentru copii l-a deconectat de la aparate fără acordul părinților, printr-o hotărâre judecătorească barbară. Asta în ciuda predicției medicii care declaraseră că Alfie nu va trăi foarte mult după ce va fi deconectat de la aparate
After a shocking and disgusting week — which saw the parents of Alfie Evans have to literally fight to save his life — now the justification of decisions by the British Court and medical system has begun. One doctor has already appeared on television defending Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and its decision not to provide Alfie with food for approximately 28 hours after withdrawing his life support without his parents permission.
“This is not the killing of a child – this is redirecting care to make them more comfortable.”
In Alfie’s case, redirecting care to make him “more comfortable” means denying him food, water and life support. Dr. Singh doubled down on his claim, framing the withdrawal of life support as a way to make patients more comfortable and give them “the most dignifying life”:
“Withdrawing life support is not killing someone. It is redirecting care to make them more comfortable and give them the most dignifying life that you can.”
Not surprisingly, Singh is a clinical technician who works for the U.K.’s government-run health care system.
As LifeNews reported, officials at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital waited 28 hours before finally feeding the 23-month old boy, who is fighting a rare neurological condition.
Alfie’s Father Tom Evans confirmed at the time that his son was finally being fed but he condemned hospital officials for waiting so long to finally get him the nutrition he needs.
“They only started feeding him at one ‘o’clock yesterday. It’s disgusting how he’s being treated,” Evans said. “Not even an animal would be treated like this. He’s proving them wrong. It’s time to give him some grace and dignity and let him go home or to Italy.”
Although Alfie’s parents have stopped releasing media statements about his condition or their legal battle to save him, Alfie’s uncle posted on Facebook that he believes Alfie could come home soon after his parents had a positive meeting yesterday with officials at Alder hey Children’s Hospital.
As LifeNews reported, Alfie Evans’ father Tom Evans called for supporters of Alfie and his family to “stand down” so they can begin “building a bridge” with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and its staff. The statement from Alfie’s father was surprising given the animosity that had developed between the Evans family and the hospital. Hospital officials have spent months in court preventing Alfie’s family from taking him to a hospital in Italy or even taking him home. Hospital officials even went as far as misleading courts by saying that they never said Alfie would die quickly after his life support was removed — even though they initially said Alfie would die within minutes after yanking his life support over his parents’ objections.
But perhaps seeing that there is little opportunity left to fight for Alfie’s rights and their right to take him abroad or take him home or sensing a need to appease the hospital to bring him home, Tom Evans is now striking a conciliatory tone.
Now, Alfie’s uncle Daniel Evans has posted on Faceook that he believes things are progressing to a point where Alfie could go home soon.
Evans also hinted that protests could continue if Alder Hey officials don’t send Alfie home. Daniel Evans said Alfie’s dad Tom didn’t want to approach the press or have any further protests, but added that this would be “until something changes with the hospital.”
He wrote: “I have seen that people are believing this is the end of Alfie’s army? Tom has released a statement that states he will not approach media or want any protests. This will be until something changes with the hospital but we hope and pray it doesn’t.”
He continued: “They aim to get him where they have always desperately wanted him HOME. And with today’s positive meeting this could be a goal complete for Tom and Kate. I will continue to update when necessary.”
Here’s what Alfie’s father Tom Evans said yesterday outside the hospital in a public statement moments ago, apparently after meeting with hospital officials:
He said: “Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Alfie and his situation.
“Our little family along with Alder Hey has become the centre of attention for many people around the world and it has meant we have not been able to live our lives as we would like.
“We are very grateful and we appreciate all the support we have received from around the world, including from our Italian and Polish supporters, who have dedicated their time and support to our incredible fight.
“We would now ask you to return to your everyday lives and allow myself, Kate and Alder Hey to form a relationship, build a bridge and walk across it.
“Together we recognise the strains (that) recent events have put upon us all and we now wish for privacy for everyone concerned.”In Alfie’s interests we will work with his treating team on a plan that provides our boy with the dignity and comfort he needs.”From this point onwards there will be no more statements issued or interviews given. We hope you will respect this.”Thank you.”
Tom Evans appeared to confirm on Facebook that the olive leaf to Alder Hey is to help get Alfie home.
“Thank you all from the bottom off our hearts. Please respect this statement. THERES ONLY ONE ALFIES ARMY. IF THIS IS HOW WE GET OUR SON HOME THEN PLEASE RESPECT US,” he wrote.
Alfie’s father Tom Evans agrees his son has been misdiagnosed.
Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, Alfie’s father Tom said: “For the third day now, there’s been not one single problem with him. The nurses come in and said ‘wow.’”
“Today, we’re going to have a meeting with the doctors at Alder Hey and we’ll now start asking to go home. Alfie doesn’t need intensive care anymore.”
In the new interview, Evans said, “Alfie does not need intensive care – Alfie is lying on the bed with one litre of oxygen going to his lungs and the rest is him. Some people say it’s a miracle – it’s not a miracle its a misdiagnosis.”
Evans ruled out further legal battles to attempt to take Alfie to Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him. Alfie’s parents had hoped to take the little boy to the hospital in order to potentially get treatment that could help his rare degenerative neurological condition but courts have repeatedly denied that.Justice Hayden ruled that Alfie’s family would not be able to fly him to Italy for treatment and appeared to say that this was the final decision related to his case. He said flying Alfie to Italy could harm his health because, as court testimony indicated, the flight could trigger possible “continuous seizures due to stimulations” of the flight. But Alfie’s parents are concerned Alfie will die if he doesn’t get care and possible experimental treatment in Italy.
Evans said: “We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy unfortunately. We could take it further but would that be the right thing to do, would there be more criticism?”
Evans indicated that Alfie is not in any pain and hardly taking any drugs — and he disputed the claim that Alfie should not be able to travel to Italy because of potential seizures, saying that Alfie has not having any seizures and is not on any anti-seizure medication because there was no problem at this time.
Previously, Evans indicated he was very concerned about Alfie’s lack of food — saying then that it has been almost 24 hours since he has had anything to eat and he is just receiving water and fluids. He was worried that hospital staff are attempting to starve Alfie to death in an attempt to prove their contention that Alfie was going to die very quickly after his removal from life support. Eventually, Alfie received food.
And Italy’s Healthcare Chief has slammed the decisions by UK courts to treat Alfie the way that they have. The President of the Italian National Institute of Health lambasted the UK High Court’s decision yesterday on Alfie Evans’ that resulted it the children’s hospital being allowed to remove life support over Alfie’s parents’ objections.
Members of Parliament are leading a new campaign for a law to prevent the tragic situation happening to Alfie Evans and his parents from happening to any other family. The new campaign calls on MPs to debate the matter in the House of Commons – with potential plans for “Alfie’s Law.”