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03/09/2014 at 09:20
What do you make of the whole case around this poor little boy?
I am really careful not to judge without full facts but I cannot believe what the family have been put through this past week. I don't think it was the wisest move to take him from the hospital without telling the medical staff first, but it seems they didn't notice/report him missing for hours. He can't have been in immediate danger then? I wasn't aware that once you or your children are in hospital the medical staff have so much power over yours or their treatment. I find it slightly alarming TBH. On the other hand if a child is at risk I would rather the authorities were proactive about dealing with it. Just seems that the whole situation was very badly dealt with.
Really hope the family are left in peace now.
03/09/2014 at 19:37
I was like you and reserved judgement until it all came out properly. .. what amazes me is the change in tune and now they havebeen released and David Cameron is brown nosing! Grrr lol
03/09/2014 at 20:25
I don't think we will ever know the full facts. I think the hospital assumed they wouldn't be able to charge the feeding machine or have feeds. Maybe there should be a way people can show they know what they are doing. I would not like a hospital to over rule what was in the best interest of myself or son. Last summer when my H was very ill a good friend who is a neurologist suggested that we sorted an advance dirrective which treatment my husband did or didn't want and lasting power of attorny so I could make decisions on H's care should he not be able to. My H could have gone into cardiac arrest and probably they would have aggessively tried to resusitate which would have been the wrong course of action. Fortunately my H's health is currently stable.
03/09/2014 at 20:45
I found hospitals to be very pushy in the way they want to do things. During my time in neonatal some of the staff would be extremely forceful about things being done a certain way and wouldn't always explain to us why or give us any options. I can understand how helpless and frustrated the family must of felt and why they felt they had to take their son in the way they did. I think once they had been located and the child was shown to be getting appropriate care/treatment that should of been the end of it - arresting them, banning the family from seeing the child etc was utterly ridiculous!
03/09/2014 at 21:16
I think it's an interesting one - I think it was horrific for the little boy to be separated from his parents and was completely not in his best interests.
I think it was wrong that the parents let the older brother (I'm not sure of his age) release the video as it means he is exposed when the parents could have said the same thing. I imagine if I was in that exact situation, I would not let one of my kids do that as they are suddenly exposed to the media and the world. That being said, it definitely won the public over in the propaganda battle.
I also saw on channel 4 report that when released, the parents went to Seville to meet lawyers and do the press conference, and then on to the hospital in Malaga.... I must admit that did seem odd to me.
04/09/2014 at 13:19
Tbh I don't think we can make a judgement really as there's just so little that we know, we are only hearing the families side. The hospital released a statement which didn't say that much tbh. I suppose we won't ever know the facts because it won't go to court so all the medical notes won't be made public either.
Also what cee jay said, I was a bit confused why they didn't go immediately to the hospital to see him rather than do a press conference (but then again I'm not sure if they were advised not to or if there was some reasoning)
04/09/2014 at 13:25
The eldest son was on a programme yesterday and said that the parents had to go to Seville to pick up documentation to prove to the hospital that they were now allowed to see him.
04/09/2014 at 13:45
I know they were saying that he was still under order of the court in Southampton and they had to go to a hearing to get it dropped so they could go into the hospital without being arrested.
When they did arrive at hospital it was still a lengthy wait whilst it was confirmed they were allowed to go up to see him.
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