**UPDATE: A British journalist, Caroline Farrow, is disputing the ‘mysterious’ drug claims being reported this week. Farrow claims to have been told by a site administrator for the ‘Alfie’s Army’ Facebook page that the allegations made by an Italian media organization are untrue. Alfie’s parents have still not directly commented on the claims below, and the site admin for Alfie’s Army has also not posted anything specifically about the issue on their page. You can check out the claim HERE.
Here’s the original story:
Italia media outlets are now reporting that hours prior to Alfie Evans’s death last weekend, a nurse allegedly administered four different drugs to the child, citing sources close to the family.
This past Saturday, Aflie Evans ended a heroic battle for his life and died at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital at 2:30 a.m. The 23-month-old’s passing came after he spent the better part of a week outsmarting doctors who assured Alfie would die within “minutes” of his ventilator being removed.
But the case of Alfie Evans is far from closed. Last week, the boy’s father, 21-year-old Tom Evans, read to the public what many deemed a “hostage note,” stating the he and his family would no longer be speaking to the press in order to focus on “building a bridge” with the medical staff at Alder Hey.
According to Italian newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, two different sources connected to the family confirmed that Alfie was given four different injections prior to his death, Lifesite News reported.
La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana stated that a nurse administered the drugs while Tom Evans had been called aside for an impromptu meeting. Sources close to the family stated that Tom had been asked to meet with the hospital, which was unusual given the late hours.
In the two hours following the injections, Alfie’s heart rate dipped dramatically until it eventually ceased.
Writing for La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Italian journalist Benedetta Frigerio recounted the hours prior to Alfie’s death:
“To silence the press, the hospital promised Thomas more oxygen and more life-support,” Frigerio wrote. “Two hours before death, [Alfie’s] oxygen saturation was at around 98, and Alfie’s heartbeat was around 160, so Thomas was convinced that he would be allowed to go home (as the hospital administration had told him on Friday afternoon).”
“Before he died, while Tom was away for a moment, leaving Kate [Alfie’s mother] half-asleep and another family member in the room, a nurse entered and explained that she would give the child four drugs (no-one knows which) to treat him,” Frigerio added.
The Evans family has yet to comment on the alleged injections, but medical advisors told Lifesite that they did not know why Alfie would be given four separate injections. They explained that one or two drugs could be normal, as it could be painkillers for the child, but that four is unexplainable. They called the allegations “mysterious” and recommended that a toxicology report be completed.
The Evans family previously fought with the hospital for asserting in a legal document that they intended to administer a drug cocktail that would result in respiratory issues. Tom Evans called it an “execution plan” for his son.
Faithwire will continue to update you with the latest on this case. In the meantime, please keep the Evans family in your prayers.