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Charlie Gard latest news: Will Charlie Gard be all 3 weeks, 1 day ago #1757

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Chris Gard and Connie Yates have lost all hope that experimental treatment in the US could save their terminally ill 11-month-old baby.
The devastated parents yesterday begged the High Court to allow them to bring Charlie home for the final moments before he dies.

But their lawyer today said that they have now accepted that he can be taken to a hospice for his last days.

The High Court judge ruled that Charlie would go to a hospice and his life support would end soon after, unless the parents and hospital reach agreement before noon tomorrow.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is caring for Charlie, has argued that it would be better for Charlie to die in dignity in a hospice.

The hospital has said that they cannot provide the life support that Charlie needs at the couple’s London home and his ventilator would not fit through their door.

He said that Miss Yates and Mr Gard would like "a few days of tranquillity outside of a hospital setting" before he dies.

Appealing for doctors' help last night, Connie told Sky News: "We promised Charlie every day we would take him home.

"It seems really upsetting after everything we've been through to deny us this."

On Monday Charlie’s parents gave up their harrowing legal battle to take Charlie for experimental treatment in the US.
Great Ormond Street Hospital has long argued that Charlie should be allowed to die in dignity because further treatment would not help him.

The case returned to the High Court earlier this month to hear new medical evidence from a US doctor.

It came after Charlie’s parents had their final plea for help rejected by European court judges in Strasbourg having exhausted all legal avenues in the UK.

During the gruelling legal battle, Charlie's parents had lost cases in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Charlie was born on August 4, 2016, and diagnosed with mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.
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