how did archie battersbee get injured|archie battersbee what happened to him|what happened to archie battersbee|what challenge did archie battersbee do|archie battersbee update:The family of a 12-year-old boy who has been on life support since April has lost their bid to prevent doctors from withdrawing the life-sustaining support.12-year-old Archie Battersbee was found unconscious in his home after his mother believes he attempted the TikTok trend known as the “Blackout Challenge” where users hold their breath as long as they can, often until falling unconscious.Battersbee has been on life support at the Royal London Hospital since April, but his family has been fighting to move him to hospice so he can die with “dignity.”
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The blackout challenge results in a lack of oxygen to the brain, which can be deadly. Although it’s not known for certain if Archie was attempting the challenge, his mother believes this to be the case, after she found him with a ligature (a piece of knotted or tied fabric) round his head.
Dr Nick Flynn(opens in new tab) explained to the Irish Examiner(opens in new tab) the effects of the blackout challenge. He said: “What is actually going on in the brain is a lack of oxygen similar to when someone is drowning, choking, or having a cardiac arrest. If you have low oxygen to the brain for over three minutes you can get brain damage and if you have low oxygen to the brain for over five minutes it can result in death.”
What happened to Archie Battersbee?
Archie Battersbee, was left in a coma after suffering a “freak accident” at home in Southend, Essex, on April 7, 2022.His mum Hollie Dance said she found the 12-year-old with a ligature over his head, and thinks he might have been taking part in an online challenge.After over a week at his bedside, Hollie said: “It’s a freak accident which resulted in a brain injury and I’m just reliving it constantly.To be honest the doctors are saying negative stuff, he’s not responding, but we do hold hope.
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Archie Battersbee cannot be moved from hospital to a hospice and denied the application of the parents. Archie, a 12-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, suffered catastrophic brain damage and is currently on life-support. Archie’s treatment at the Royal London Hospital is the centre of legal battle as doctors had told the High Court it was “highly likely” he was “brain-stem dead” and they told the court that the life support should end.
The bid of Archie’s parents, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee, to have their son moved to a hospice as they wanted to be allowed to choose where he spends “his last moments”. But the request has been rejected.
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Archie has been on life-support at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, with his family by his side.He has not regained consciousness since the accident.On August 3, 2022, his parents were given a deadline to file an application with the High Court to move Archie from the hospital to a hospice for his final hours.
Doctors warned there was a “significant risk” in moving him.On June 6, 2022, a specialist told a court scans showed parts of Archie’s brain were dead and decaying and said the “chance of recovery is very low”.
How did Archie Battersbee get injured?
Archie’s mother, Hollie Dance, believes he sustained his brain damage from taking part in a viral social media challenge, after she found him unconscious at their home on 7 April, 2022.
The trend is known as ‘the blackout challenge’ (also the ‘choking challenge’ or the ‘pass-out challenge’) and is one of the latest in a series of dangerous trends surfacing on TikTok. The challenge has already resulted in the deaths of eight-year-old Lalani Erika Renee Walton from Texas(opens in new tab) and nine-year-old Arriani Jaileen Arroyo from Wisconsin. Both the girls were apparently avid TikTok users and liked to post videos on the app.
Where is Archie Battersbee now?
Archie is transferred to The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel where he has been treated ever since.
Why is Archie Battersbee in hospital?
Archie has been in a coma since 7 April when he suffered a catastrophic brain injury. His mother believes he choked while taking part in a viral social media challenge. On Wednesday, the Strasbourg court refused to intervene in the case, which was his parents’ last hope of preventing his life support being removed.
What’s happening with Archie?
Archie has been in a comatose state with catastrophic brain damage since being found unconscious at home in Southend on 7 April. He is being kept alive by a combination of medical interventions, including ventilation and drug treatments, at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London.