posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 05:09 PM
A British judge has rejected a request to lift a non-resuscitation order he had imposed in the case of a seriously ill premature baby. Charlotte
Wyatt, who is now 15 months old, was born three months premature with serious brain, lung and kidney damage. The original ruling was made on October
7th; at that time the court heard that Charlotte "had no feelings other than continuing pain". According to the baby's parents, her condition has
now improved, but her doctors say this is due to getting the treatment right rather than any actual improvement that might signal a real recovery.
The parents of a seriously-ill baby have failed to get a court order lifted giving doctors permission not to resuscitate her if she stops
Darren Wyatt, 33, and wife Debbie, 23, of Portsmouth, must now bring evidence to a further hearing on the future of 15-month-old Charlotte.
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A sad tale all around. It would seem that, even if Charlotte manages to survive, her quality of life will never be anywhere near what most people
would consider acceptable.
I can hear the outcry already: "Who can judge quality of life? Who can say what she may feel or what joy she may bring to others?" Which is very
true. If she were my child, though, I would hope to have the strength to make the right decision and end her suffering.
The Wyatt's are described as "devout Christians", which may (or indeed may not) help explain their position.
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[edit on 28-1-2005 by Azeari of the Radiant Eye]