May 8, 2007 10:25 pm US/Central
Court Appointed Guardian Sides With Hospital
(CBS 42) AUSTIN A court appointed guardian agrees with the hospital that it is time to take Emilio Gonzales off of life support.Seventeen-month old Emilio suffers from a degenerative brain disorder. Doctors at Children's Hospital of Austin want to remove Emilio from life support. They say there is nothing more they can do for him and that he is suffering.His mother has filed many motions with the court, trying to stop the hospital from doing that. The court appointed a guardian ad litem, who after several weeks of investigation filed a brief, saying he "the guardian ad litem respectfully requests that this court deny the legal arguments advanced by [Emilio’s mother]."Emilio's mother, Catarina, tried to find another hospital to take in her son. So far, she has been unsuccessful.The case goes back in front of a judge at the end of May.
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