Ashya King, 5, is suffering from a brain tumour and has been snatched from Southampton General Hospital

Ashya King

Naghemeh King

Brett King

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A major police search is underway this morning after a five-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumour was snatched from Southampton General Hospital.

Police are desperately trying to track Ashya King, believed to be in France, over serious concerns his life may be at risk.

Daily Echo:

He was taken by his parents Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, from Southampton General Hospital against doctors' wishes at around 2pm on Thursday, August 28 and they were seen boarding a continental ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with Ashya and his six siblings, which arrived at 8pm last night.

Ashya cannot communicate verbally and is immobile and is likely to be in a wheelchair or buggy.

Police believe if he is not found today there are serious concerns for his life due to his illness.

He was receiving 24-hour medical care in Hampshire after undergoing surgery recently as well as other ongoing medical issues.

Daily Echo:

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson of Hampshire Major Investigation team said: “If we do not locate Ashya today there are serious concerns for his life. He is receiving constant medical care within the UK due to recent surgery and ongoing medical issues.  

"Without this specialist 24 hour care Ashya is at risk of additional health complications which place him at substantial risk.

“He needs to be taken to a medical facility for his urgent health requirements as soon as he is located.

“We have also launched a social media appeal and would urge everyone to share this appeal, particularly if you have friends and relatives in France and bordering countries.”

Daily Echo:

The family, of St David's Road, Southsea, were travelling in a grey Hyundai I800 Style CRDI, registration KP60 HWK (similar to above) and police believe they remain in France.

Hampshire Police is working with its counterparts in France on the search and the latter has activated its emergency child rescue alert protocols to locate the family as soon as possible.

In a video posted on YouTube last month, Naveed King said his little brother Ashya had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and was undergoing emergency surgery.

 Speaking into the camera in a message directly to Ashya, he said: ''I haven't slept. I've been awake all night worrying.

 ''We love you so much. We're all here for you.

 ''Everyone is praying for you. We just want to see your smile again.

 ''No kid at the age of five deserves to have a brain tumour. Let's just hope the doctors know what they're doing and they know exactly where to operate and what to take out, and they take everything out and you can be better.

 ''And when we look back in 10 years' time when you're 15, we can actually see that things have changed for the better. Just because they're bad at one point doesn't mean they'll always be bad.

''I love you so much. I can't wait to see you.''

He added: "Hopefully the doctors know what they are doing and they know exactly where to operate and what to take out and they take everything out and you can be better."

In another video, Naveed visits his brother in hospital, bringing him a number of toy cars to play with.

It clearly shows Aysha connected to a number of machines monitoring him.

Anyone with information which may help locate Ashya King should contact Hampshire Constabulary as soon as possible on 101 quoting Operation Aquilion.

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8:02am Fri 29 Aug 14

plastic_fantastic says...

Why on earth has this only hit the news today, 7.30am????? Apparently went missing yesterday afternoon around 3pm, then boarded a ferry to France...

I hope he is found but you've got to feel for the parents given the circumstances and how desperate they are :(
Why on earth has this only hit the news today, 7.30am????? Apparently went missing yesterday afternoon around 3pm, then boarded a ferry to France... I hope he is found but you've got to feel for the parents given the circumstances and how desperate they are :( plastic_fantastic
  • Score: -2

8:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

Doesn't surprise me with the way the NHS is going!
Doesn't surprise me with the way the NHS is going! StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: -77

8:27am Fri 29 Aug 14

Kirsty666 says...

How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger!
How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger! Kirsty666
  • Score: 52

9:10am Fri 29 Aug 14

shesaint says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger!
Snatched actually means seized quickly. So the DE is correct, it's your incorrect assumption that it was a stranger who took the young boy. But my issue would be, why on earth are you quibbling over trivial things like this when a young, seriously ill boy is missing?
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger![/p][/quote]Snatched actually means seized quickly. So the DE is correct, it's your incorrect assumption that it was a stranger who took the young boy. But my issue would be, why on earth are you quibbling over trivial things like this when a young, seriously ill boy is missing? shesaint
  • Score: 18

9:14am Fri 29 Aug 14

TruthTellerTomIV says...

NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out. TruthTellerTomIV
  • Score: -86

9:38am Fri 29 Aug 14

On the inside says...

TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
[quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****. On the inside
  • Score: 68

9:38am Fri 29 Aug 14

On the inside says...

TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
[quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****. On the inside
  • Score: 24

9:38am Fri 29 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
Doesn't surprise me with the way the NHS is going!
irrelevant and crass
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: Doesn't surprise me with the way the NHS is going![/p][/quote]irrelevant and crass elvisimo
  • Score: 28

9:39am Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time.

As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that.
While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time. As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that. eurogordi
  • Score: 46

9:45am Fri 29 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into. StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: -37

10:26am Fri 29 Aug 14

sentinal72 says...

eurogordi wrote:
While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time.

As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that.
It may be an illegal act if the child is a ward of court
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time. As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that.[/p][/quote]It may be an illegal act if the child is a ward of court sentinal72
  • Score: 4

10:37am Fri 29 Aug 14

eurogordi says...

sentinal72 wrote:
eurogordi wrote: While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time. As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that.
It may be an illegal act if the child is a ward of court
Under the circumstances I very much doubt that this child is a ward of court.
[quote][p][bold]sentinal72[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: While the health of this child is paramount in one sense, I do not think it is actually illegal for parents to go against medical advice and the wishes of doctors. We do not know the full extent of the diagnosis nor the child's long term survival expectation, so perhaps the parents simply wanted time with their seven children for what might be the last time. As it stands, this is not an abduction where one parent has taken a child from another or where a third party has taken a child. It is the parents who have taken the child and I am certain that this has been done out of love for their sick son and, whatever the "professionals" may say, I am not going to criticise them for that.[/p][/quote]It may be an illegal act if the child is a ward of court[/p][/quote]Under the circumstances I very much doubt that this child is a ward of court. eurogordi
  • Score: 12

10:54am Fri 29 Aug 14

userds5050 says...

shesaint wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger!
Snatched actually means seized quickly. So the DE is correct, it's your incorrect assumption that it was a stranger who took the young boy. But my issue would be, why on earth are you quibbling over trivial things like this when a young, seriously ill boy is missing?
It maybe correct but it's another sensationalist headline from the DE.
Snatched implies you're taking something which isn't yours.
[quote][p][bold]shesaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: How can DE write he was snatched? When he was taken by his parents without the permission of the hospital. When someone says snatched it's more like being kidnapped by a stranger![/p][/quote]Snatched actually means seized quickly. So the DE is correct, it's your incorrect assumption that it was a stranger who took the young boy. But my issue would be, why on earth are you quibbling over trivial things like this when a young, seriously ill boy is missing?[/p][/quote]It maybe correct but it's another sensationalist headline from the DE. Snatched implies you're taking something which isn't yours. userds5050
  • Score: 5

10:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

WarwickNights says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.[/p][/quote]There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really. WarwickNights
  • Score: 10

11:00am Fri 29 Aug 14

solomum says...

I pray this little boy is ok and receiving the treatment he desperately needs. Watching the video, there seems to be more to this story than perhaps has been told.
I pray this little boy is ok and receiving the treatment he desperately needs. Watching the video, there seems to be more to this story than perhaps has been told. solomum
  • Score: 10

11:08am Fri 29 Aug 14

StopMoaningPeople says...

WarwickNights wrote:
StopMoaningPeople wrote:
On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.
Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!!
[quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.[/p][/quote]There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!! StopMoaningPeople
  • Score: -7

11:12am Fri 29 Aug 14

solomum says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
WarwickNights wrote:
StopMoaningPeople wrote:
On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.
Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!!
For crying out loud, this is not about the state of the NHS. Stop using this poor families situation as an excuse for political debates. Watch the video and take note, then you may see what is going on.
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.[/p][/quote]There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!![/p][/quote]For crying out loud, this is not about the state of the NHS. Stop using this poor families situation as an excuse for political debates. Watch the video and take note, then you may see what is going on. solomum
  • Score: 12

11:21am Fri 29 Aug 14

WarwickNights says...

StopMoaningPeople wrote:
WarwickNights wrote:
StopMoaningPeople wrote:
On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.
Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!!
I've considered "how this happened"....... it happened because the poor lad got a brain tumour.
[quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.[/p][/quote]There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!![/p][/quote]I've considered "how this happened"....... it happened because the poor lad got a brain tumour. WarwickNights
  • Score: 8

12:42pm Fri 29 Aug 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

He is THEIR child , better than being chemoed and radiated to death.
He is THEIR child , better than being chemoed and radiated to death. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 5

1:29pm Fri 29 Aug 14

yellowcard says...

solomum wrote:
StopMoaningPeople wrote:
WarwickNights wrote:
StopMoaningPeople wrote:
On the inside wrote:
TruthTellerTomIV wrote:
NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!!

We need UKIP to sort this mess out.
A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.
How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.
There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.
Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!!
For crying out loud, this is not about the state of the NHS. Stop using this poor families situation as an excuse for political debates. Watch the video and take note, then you may see what is going on.
What amaze's me is that your all making assumptions that it is because of the nhs. None of us knows anything. The daily echo is a paper and what grabs peoples attentions is sensationalized headlines all papers do it. You all moan about it but still read them.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WarwickNights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StopMoaningPeople[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TruthTellerTomIV[/bold] wrote: NHS were probably happy, one more out means one more in. They play the numbers game!! We need UKIP to sort this mess out.[/p][/quote]A childs life is in danger and you hop on to promote UKIP. You complete ****.[/p][/quote]How do you know his life is in danger? Maybe he's receiving better treatment in France instead of the lacklustre service the NHS provides. I agree that UKIP would be able to help sort this mess Labour has got us into.[/p][/quote]There have always been idiots posting messages on this site. Most days in fact. But UKIP seem to be trumping everyone today by playing party politics in relation to a non political story about a sick child. Beggars belief really.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong, my sympathy lies with the poor child. However what you must consider is how this happened in the first place. The government has allowed the once respectable NHS to one of the worst health services there is. The only way we can get our NHS back is with CHANGE!![/p][/quote]For crying out loud, this is not about the state of the NHS. Stop using this poor families situation as an excuse for political debates. Watch the video and take note, then you may see what is going on.[/p][/quote]What amaze's me is that your all making assumptions that it is because of the nhs. None of us knows anything. The daily echo is a paper and what grabs peoples attentions is sensationalized headlines all papers do it. You all moan about it but still read them. yellowcard
  • Score: 2

3:27pm Fri 29 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

although it sounds sad i think that if the poor lad is near the end then perhaps the parents would like to spend the last days with him and enjoy his company without tubes, doctors etc i know i would
although it sounds sad i think that if the poor lad is near the end then perhaps the parents would like to spend the last days with him and enjoy his company without tubes, doctors etc i know i would mickey01
  • Score: 11

4:08pm Fri 29 Aug 14

durkiboy says...

Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them
Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them durkiboy
  • Score: -12

9:04pm Fri 29 Aug 14

pamelagaull@yahoo.co.uk says...

As adults we would have a choice whether we wanted to be connected by tubes for a possibly lingering painful death or go home to be with family even if death came sooner. This poor wee mite has no say and neither do his parents. I feel for them as going by reported posts on FB they wanted the wee boy to recover. This may not be the case now. Doctors can sometimes be overzealous in prolonging life when the turning point for possible recovery has been reached. Now they are being hunted down like criminals. If they were uncaring this situation wouldn't have arisen. A tragic story however you look at it.
As adults we would have a choice whether we wanted to be connected by tubes for a possibly lingering painful death or go home to be with family even if death came sooner. This poor wee mite has no say and neither do his parents. I feel for them as going by reported posts on FB they wanted the wee boy to recover. This may not be the case now. Doctors can sometimes be overzealous in prolonging life when the turning point for possible recovery has been reached. Now they are being hunted down like criminals. If they were uncaring this situation wouldn't have arisen. A tragic story however you look at it. pamelagaull@yahoo.co.uk
  • Score: 9

12:39am Sat 30 Aug 14

grandmab says...

I found out a few years ago that once you are admitted to hospital you no longer have rights. The head nurse gets to decide when or if you are discharged and to where. If you want to take your relative home or even if they want to go home it is the head nurse who decides on the final outcome. They are quick to send you home if you are old and feeble. Cases where you get sent home to a cold house with only your nighty and no care plan in place. But why would they want to keep this child if parents wanted to take him home? Perhaps they were unhappy with treatment and could not get redress, just a guess.
I found out a few years ago that once you are admitted to hospital you no longer have rights. The head nurse gets to decide when or if you are discharged and to where. If you want to take your relative home or even if they want to go home it is the head nurse who decides on the final outcome. They are quick to send you home if you are old and feeble. Cases where you get sent home to a cold house with only your nighty and no care plan in place. But why would they want to keep this child if parents wanted to take him home? Perhaps they were unhappy with treatment and could not get redress, just a guess. grandmab
  • Score: 2

7:56am Sat 30 Aug 14

Ginny nz says...

plastic_fantastic wrote:
Why on earth has this only hit the news today, 7.30am????? Apparently went missing yesterday afternoon around 3pm, then boarded a ferry to France...

I hope he is found but you've got to feel for the parents given the circumstances and how desperate they are :(
Maybe you need to read the news more . I live on the other side of the world and read it in both the Bournemouth Echo and The Daily Mail yesterday !!
[quote][p][bold]plastic_fantastic[/bold] wrote: Why on earth has this only hit the news today, 7.30am????? Apparently went missing yesterday afternoon around 3pm, then boarded a ferry to France... I hope he is found but you've got to feel for the parents given the circumstances and how desperate they are :([/p][/quote]Maybe you need to read the news more . I live on the other side of the world and read it in both the Bournemouth Echo and The Daily Mail yesterday !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 1

12:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Rachie says...

pamelagaull@yahoo.co
.uk
wrote:
As adults we would have a choice whether we wanted to be connected by tubes for a possibly lingering painful death or go home to be with family even if death came sooner. This poor wee mite has no say and neither do his parents. I feel for them as going by reported posts on FB they wanted the wee boy to recover. This may not be the case now. Doctors can sometimes be overzealous in prolonging life when the turning point for possible recovery has been reached. Now they are being hunted down like criminals. If they were uncaring this situation wouldn't have arisen. A tragic story however you look at it.
I tend to see it this way as well. They're being hunted like criminals but don't seem to have committed a crime.

I'm pretty certain if the child was a ward of the court we'd have read about it by now.
[quote][p][bold]pamelagaull@yahoo.co .uk[/bold] wrote: As adults we would have a choice whether we wanted to be connected by tubes for a possibly lingering painful death or go home to be with family even if death came sooner. This poor wee mite has no say and neither do his parents. I feel for them as going by reported posts on FB they wanted the wee boy to recover. This may not be the case now. Doctors can sometimes be overzealous in prolonging life when the turning point for possible recovery has been reached. Now they are being hunted down like criminals. If they were uncaring this situation wouldn't have arisen. A tragic story however you look at it.[/p][/quote]I tend to see it this way as well. They're being hunted like criminals but don't seem to have committed a crime. I'm pretty certain if the child was a ward of the court we'd have read about it by now. Rachie
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3:13am Sun 31 Aug 14

soraya1982 says...

durkiboy wrote:
Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them
I think they are the complete opposite to your remarks I think you will find you the stupid one! When u get more facts rather that a one side sorry you will see...or may I say u may not as you are dim and narrow mined.
[quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them[/p][/quote]I think they are the complete opposite to your remarks I think you will find you the stupid one! When u get more facts rather that a one side sorry you will see...or may I say u may not as you are dim and narrow mined. soraya1982
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3:27pm Mon 8 Sep 14

durkiboy says...

soraya1982 wrote:
durkiboy wrote:
Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them
I think they are the complete opposite to your remarks I think you will find you the stupid one! When u get more facts rather that a one side sorry you will see...or may I say u may not as you are dim and narrow mined.
Please can you translate this to English, then maybe I will be able to understand it.
[quote][p][bold]soraya1982[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]durkiboy[/bold] wrote: Selfish, stupid people, no other (polite) words to describe them[/p][/quote]I think they are the complete opposite to your remarks I think you will find you the stupid one! When u get more facts rather that a one side sorry you will see...or may I say u may not as you are dim and narrow mined.[/p][/quote]Please can you translate this to English, then maybe I will be able to understand it. durkiboy
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