Appeals court allows Texas girl another week on life support

North Texas Child On Life Support For Nearly 4 Weeks Has Died

Payton Summons, said by doctors to be brain dead following a heart attack last month, had been on life support before she passed away naturally yesterday. The hospital says 24 hours after the 9-year-old arrived, they did a brain scan that showed no activity indicating she was brain dead.

The day after that approval, the hospital asked the court to vacate the order.

They had wanted to remove her from life support on October 1, but her parents obtained a court order blocking the move for a week. To maintain a dead person on mechanical ventilation and insist - in fact order - that health care providers continue treating a deceased, deteriorating body is medically, ethically, and morally wrong. The family wanted to keep Payton on the ventilator until they could find another hospital that would take their daughter.

Payton's parents took their fight to the courts.

The family received two court-ordered extensions for life support while they searched for other medical options. After the order expired but before hospital doctors could remove her life support, the parents obtained another week extension after failing to find a facility willing to assume her life support. Dozens have been approached by the family.

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"We're gonna stand for Payton".

The girl survived cancer as a toddler, and her father, Joseph Summons, said he believes "a miracle will happen for my daughter", WFAA reported. "We're gonna file a response and we're gonna fight for Payton until the court or the law indicates that we can't do that anymore".

However, the hospital held off on the second exam when Payton's family requested a temporary restraining order against the facility.

This week, a judge ruled that a temporary restraining order against the hospital should be extended until Monday. That extension was to expire at 6 p.m. Monday.

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