The resilient young soul named Alfie Evans has survived another night off life support as his parents decide to drop their legal bid to take him to Rome. Instead, Tom Evans and his wife Kate James have decided to try and take Alfie home and are meeting with doctors to discuss just that. Baby Alfie survived two years on life support before a recent court ruling said Alfie "could not be saved" and that it was "unkind" and "futile" to continue treatment.
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The young parents accepted that their time with Alfie would soon be over and prepared a vigil at his bedside overnight. They shared photo and video of baby Alfie in his last moments, or so they thought. The "warrior" baby survived a night without life support and then two nights, now his parents just want to take him home. "For three days [since life support was withdrawn] there have been no problems with Alfie.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," Evans said.
Alfie's father confirmed they their bid to take him to the Pope's children's hospital in Rome was rejected. "We got rejected yesterday to go to Italy unfortunately. We could take it further, but would it be the right thing to do?" he said. "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."
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The miraculous baby Alfie has inspired nearly 400,000 supporters on Facebook. Evans insists the fact that his son is still alive proves that doctors misdiagnosed him. "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," Evans said.
"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." Evans added, "If the meeting doesn't go well today, well then I'll go back to court." Alfie's mother has been sharing photos of him resting peacefully on Facebook. One had a caption that read, "My whole entire world I love you so much baby boy." For now, the family will have to wait and see if they are allowed to bring Alfie home where he belongs.
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