A Texas girl will likely be removed from life support on Monday after a judge denied her family’s request to extend a temporary court order that was keeping her alive.
Her family had been granted a two-week temporary restraining order against the hospital on Oct. 1 to keep her on life support as they sought to facilitate a transfer to another hospital.
On Wednesday, a judge declined the family’s request to mandate a second opinion and extend the restraining order past the Monday deadline.
However, a hospital attorney said at an earlier hearing that a cancerous tumor near her heart has cut off circulation and is “crushing her heart and lungs.” The hospital said brain scans have found no brain activity.
Despite the judge’s ruling, one of the family’s attorneys, Justin Moore, said that they will continue to explore options including more court filings.