There is a very serious risk to the life of a four-year-old boy whose parents are objecting to the continuation of his treatment for leukaemia, the High Court was told yesterday.
Counsel for the parents, whose son has already undergone 23 weeks of treatment, said: "It is not a matter where there is a philosophical objection, it is a scientific problem."
The case was yesterday adjourned until this Friday so the boy's parents and legal team could consider the matter.
Last Friday, the HSE obtained permission from High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns to bring proceedings seeking continued hospital treatment for the boy, who also has Down Syndrome.
Mr Justice Kearns adjourned the matter to the High Court this Friday where it will be mentioned again.