Skip to comments.Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics
Posted on 07/17/2017 7:03:06 AM PDT by Morgana
The US doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy.
Dr Michio Hirano will discuss Charlie's condition with doctors treating him and independent specialists.
Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract giving him the same status as its own physicians.
It means he can examine Charlie and has full access to his medical records.
The visit has been arranged as part of the latest stage of a court fight, brought by Charlie's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard, from Bedfont, south west London, over whether he should be given experimental treatment in America.
Judges have heard that Charlie, who was born on 4 August 2016, has a form of mitochondrial disease, a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.
Dr Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, has offered an experimental therapy called nucleoside.
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America has respect again...
What does it hurt to try the experimental treatment on baby Charlie? C’mon get it rolling already.
It could hurt the politicians and the British Health Service who have proclaimed him not worth the effort.
Charlie Gard, his family, and the doctors who are working to save him, in my prayers
What does it hurt? Would prove the judges/British doctors in this case wrong. Would hurt their case and hurt their pride. This is why they want Charlie dead.
Ten years from now they will have to look Charlie in the eye and have to answer as to why they wanted him dead.
And the converse quickly...
Make Charlie and his parents honorary Americans till the paperwork can be done.
‘Charlie Gard, his family, and the doctors who are working to save him, in my prayers’
And forty years from now Charlie may grow into becoming the next Winston Churchill - which to these “folks” presents yet another threat to their world of illusion.
God bless this child and his parents who fight their fight to keep him, love him and nurture him. We pray they are deserving of GODs gift.
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