Tom Evans, Alfie Evans’ father, has revealed that they have dropped their attempts to leave the country after the Court of Appeals rejected their request to take their son to Italy. This comes after Alfie Evans has continued to breathe on his own, unaided, for the third night. Now, his parents are hoping they might be able to take their son home.
“For three days [since life support was stopped] 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.
I faught hard in court for my son because I know what’s right!! And look where we are now my son is still ALIVE AFTER OVER 10 horrendous scary heartbreaking hours🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for himPosted by Thomas Evans on Monday, 23 April 2018
“We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy unfortunately. We could take it further, but would it be the right thing to do? So what we do today, we have a meeting with doctors at Alder Hey and now start asking to go home. Alfie doesn't need intensive care no more.
“Alfie doesn't need help now. Some people say it's a miracle - it's a misdiagnosis. He hasn't woke up and he is a bit weak but we ask to go home. 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. 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's comfortable, content, fighting – the three words I've used all the way through this case. He's more comfortable now he's got no tube and he's breathing for himself.”
At one point relatives of Alfie’s were seen carrying defibrillators and other medical equipment to his room after his aunt posted a Facebook message asking for them. However, using those devices on Alfie may contravene a court order, furthermore it’s not clear how much help they could offer given that Alfie is currently suffering from a neurological condition.
Now, the question remains, will Alfie be allowed to go home? And if he does, how much longer will he have with his family? His mother posted to Facebook yesterday saying:
“My whole entire world I love you so much baby boy. How gorgeous is this boy tho.”
Meanwhile Tom Evans spoke to reporters again and told them:
“I don't want to be big-headed and say, 'I told you so', but we had to fight hard against this to say, 'Remove the drugs, remove the machine', and he's doing it now.
“He ain't showing no sign of suffering or that he needs support or anything. The nurses have been coming in to review him and they're happy.
Heart-breaking https://t.co/cHSDd9Sy7K— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 25, 2018
“He looks comfortable. He looks chilled. And that's the most important thing right now.”