Isaiah Haastrup: doctors to withdraw life support, parents say

Parents of the brain-damaged baby say doctors intend to extubate him on Wednesday

The parents of Isaiah Haastrup, the profoundly brain-damaged baby at the centre of a right-to-live legal battle, have said doctors intend to withdraw life support on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an 11th-hour appeal to European court judges failed.

Isaiah’s parents Lanre Haastrup and Takesha Thomas, both 36, from south London, said they were shocked and disappointed at the timing. “Surely, this is not sufficient to say our goodbyes to our son; we would require a reasonable period to spend with Isaiah,� the couple said in a statement.

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