Published: Mon, July 24, 2017
Health Care | By Jan Bell

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'

Police are investigating death threats made against hospital staff treating Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill 11-month-old baby at the center of a right-to-life case in London's High Court. Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats.

Charlie was born with a rare genetic disorder, a form of mitochondrial disease, which causes progressive muscle wasting and brain damage.

Charlie's parents want to take him to NY for experimental treatment, which the U.S. doctor said might give him a 10% chance of improving his health.

She said: "Great Ormond Street Hospital cares for many thousands of seriously unwell children every year, providing outstanding treatment for those who need it most".

So far, the courts have sided with Charlie's doctors, who say the treatment is a fruitless endeavor that has not been tested on someone with Charlie's specific condition and that it will only cause the baby more pain.

Activists supporting Charlie Gards' parents congregated on Sunday afternoon outside the High Court in central London where legal proceedings resume on Monday.

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The film, which also stars Rajesh Tailang, Ankur Bhatia and Sunil Upadhyay, is all set to hit the theatres on August 18. Adding, "As an actor it has been an interesting and emotionally challenging experience".

MacLeod said families visiting other ill children have also been "harassed and discomforted" on the grounds of the renowned hospital in London.

"The GOSH community has been subjected to a shocking and disgraceful tide of hostility and disturbance".

The hospital's constituency MP, Keir Starmer, said: "The abuse of staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital outside the hospital and online is totally unacceptable".

Trump tweeted his support for the 11-month old baby earlier this month, writing: "If we can help little #CharlieGard as per our friends in the United Kingdom and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so".

Charlie's parents have, however, received support from Pope Francis, U.S. President Donald Trump and some members of the U.S. Congress.

MacLeod said Charlie's case was a "heart-breaking one".

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Mr Gard added: "We have always acted in Charlie's best interests and we have never slated gosh publicly, in fact we have been grateful to the staff for their care despite some conflicting issues".

"Great Ormond Street Hospital is in close contact with the Metropolitan police and we will do everything possible to hold to account anybody who involved in this kind of deplorable behaviour".

"We recognise the tireless advocacy of Charlie's loving parents and the natural sympathy people feel with his situation".

Charlie's mother spent this week meeting with doctors at the hospital and the American specialist, Michio Hirano, according to the Associated Press.

According to the association, Gollop told the judge Friday that doctors had produced a report on the newest scan and said, "it makes for sad reading".

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