Mother Opposes Hospital Stopping Life Support for 8mo old: McKay v. St George's Hospital
Posted Feb 04 2011 9:05am
Jade McKay's eight-month-old son, Zakkari Johnson, weighed only 1lb 3oz when born and was not expected to survive 24 hours. ( UK Sun ) He had three major operations to treat chronic lung disease. But mother Jade has been told that doctors plan to take baby Zakkari off his life support system. Jade vowed last night she would take them to court in a bid to save his life.
“He’s fought so hard to be here. When I looked into his eyes I knew he had it in him to survive. If they take him off life support he’ll die, I can’t understand why they want to kill my baby" St. Georges Hospital explained: “This baby has been receiving intensive care support since birth. He remains critically ill and our clinicians will continue to meet with the family.” ( UK Mirror )