"He just needs time": Archie Battersbee's mum begs doctors not to turn off life support 11 months ago

"He just needs time": Archie Battersbee's mum begs doctors not to turn off life support

"He just needs time"

The mother of Archie Battersbee has begged doctors not to turn off his life support.

The High Court ruled that the 12-year-old is dead, but his family wants his treatment to continue.

According to The Mirror, his mother Hollie Dance said her son is still alive.

She has urged the court to reconsider their decision after they agreed to turn off the young boy's life support.

His mum told the publication, "His blood pressure went up, so we put on a deep-breathing meditation recording and put lavender oil under his nose and within 10 minutes his blood pressure dropped to normal levels.

“It’s a glimmer of hope. He’s in there and he’s going to wake up," she added.

Archie's doctors at the Royal London Hospital declared him brainstem dead.

The UK High Court ruled in favour of switching off the young boy's life support.


However, his family wants to appeal the decision.

They beleive he is still alive because his heart is beating. His mum also claims Archie held her hand the other week.

Earlier in the month, his mum said she was heartbroken after the court agreed with Archie's doctors.

"I am devastated and extremely disappointed by the judge’s ruling after weeks of fighting a legal battle when I wanted to be at my little boy’s bedside."

"I feel sickened that the hospital and the judge had failed to take the wishes of the family into consideration."

His mum said her son has not been given "enough time".

Doctors have stressed that there is nothing more they can do for the 12-year-old.

It is believed Archie was injured when he was taking part in a dangerous online challenge.

On April 7th, the 12-year-old was found with a ligature around his neck. He has not been conscious since then.