(Fox News) – A 9-year-old girl in Texas will be kept on life support for at least the next two weeks after her mother won a temporary restraining order against the hospital where she has been declared brain dead.
Payton Summons arrived at Cook Children’s Medical Center last Tuesday in cardiac arrest, Fox 4 News reported. She underwent CPR efforts for an hour at home and in the ambulance ride to the hospital, but doctors were unable to revive her.
According to the hospital’s attorney, a cancerous tumor near her heart cut off circulation and is “crushing her heart and lungs.” Later scans reportedly found no brain activity and she was declared brain dead.
“Our physicians and nurses were able to revive her heartbeat, but they were unsuccessful in resuscitating her breathing,” the hospital said in a statement, according to the news outlet. “She suffered a devastating injury to her brain due to being without oxygen for over an hour.”
But according to the family’s attorney, Justin Moore, Payton’s parents believe she can recover and want to move her to another hospital. CONTINUE