‘Glimmer of hope’ for Archie Battersbee’s mum as she pleads not to come off life support
A High Court judge ruled that 12-year-old Archie Battersbee is dead and his life support was due to end this week – but his mother has now been given a “glimmer of hope that he will wake up”.
Coma boy Archie Battersbee has given his mother “a glimmer of hope” as she pleads with judges not to remove his life support.
Hollie Dance, 46, said Archie, 12, reacted to music and smells.
She said: “His blood pressure went up, so we made a record of the deep breathing meditation and dripped 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, he just needs time.”
Doctors at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel are arguing that Archie is “brain dead” and last week won a High Court application to have his life support removed.
Archie’s family will appeal today to challenge the verdict.
Hollie said, “I just want them to give him time to heal.”
Archie has been in a coma since he was found unconscious after being killed on March 7.
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