Paramedics have rushed younger Billy Caldwell to the hospital after the boy suffered a collection of epileptic seizures. British media is reporting that rescue drugs did not deliver 12-year-old Billy out of “a massive intractable epileptic seizure.”
First responders transported Billy to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Thursday night time. He is now unconscious and preventing for his life at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
The U.Okay. authorities has the drugs that would save his life, however gained’t give it to the sick boy.
“My son is dying. They are letting him die,” stated Billy’s mom Charlotte Caldwell. “The only thing that can save him, his anti-epileptic medication, is sitting on a desk in the Home Office out of our reach.”
Since 2016, Billy has used a hashish oil drugs generally known as Tilray to deal with his extreme epilepsy. The primary lively ingredient of the treatment is CBD. But it additionally has sufficient THC to make it a Schedule 1 managed substance within the U.Okay. Billy started his remedy within the United States, after which turned the primary U.Okay. affected person to obtain a prescription for medicinal hashish from the National Health Service final yr.
However, final month the British authorities ended these prescriptions. So, with only one dose of Billy’s drugs left, he and Charlotte flew to Canada for assist. Once there, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto replenished their provide of drugs.
Border Agents Took Boy’s Medicine at Airport
When Charlotte and Billy returned residence to the U.Okay., border officers at Heathrow Airport confiscated the boy’s drugs. Despite Charlotte assembly with Home Office policing Minister Nick Hurd twice to plead Billy’s case, the federal government has did not return Billy’s treatment to him.
Although Billy had been doing fairly nicely whereas taking his drugs, with out it issues shortly modified. Within hours of his first missed dose, Billy had his first seizure in months. A collection of a number of extra seizures adopted.
When officers confiscated Billy’s drugs on the airport, Charlotte vowed defiance.
“I will just go back to Canada and get more and I will bring it back again because my son has a right to have his anti-epileptic medication in his country, in his own home,” she stated.
But with Billy’s situation deteriorating so quickly, Charlotte is now afraid that she and Billy have run out of choices.
“This is beyond cruelty. We’ve now reached the point where Billy is too ill to travel to get his medication, but his medication is stored minutes away from where we’re now living in London,” stated Charlotte Caldwell.
Charlotte praised the healthcare professionals who’re treating Billy however is afraid that with out his drugs, their efforts could also be in useless. If that’s case, she made it clear who she is going to maintain accountable.
“Despite the best and honest efforts of the NHS, frontline doctors are fighting Billy’s condition with both hands tied behind their back because the only medication that will be effective is the cannabis oil with CBD and THC. Those meds need to be released immediately. If Billy dies, which is looking increasingly possible, then the Home Office and Nick Hurd will be held completely accountable.”