The parents of a 23-month-old boy at the centre of a life-support treatment battle have lost their latest legal fight to allow the child to be moved to a foreign hospital for treatment.
CBN News reported that last week a justice had set a date and time to take Alfie Evans off life support against the wishes of his parents.
A United Kingdom judge denied an appeal from Alfie Evans' parents Monday to have him treated outside the country, saying their parental rights did not matter.
"We just wanted to take our son to give him the chance he deserves".
Thomas Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, will find out on Monday if the Appeals Court will overturn the High Court ruling and allow them to take their ill son to a hospital in Italy for treatment, reports The Mirror.
"Our understanding of the law is that they do, that Alfie's not a ward of the state, that means he's not a prisoner of the hospital, and that the parental rights of Kate and Tom have not been extinguished", Kiska said.
Appeal court officials said an appeal court judge had decided that Alfie should continue to receive treatment pending the outcome of Monday's Court of Appeal hearing.
"We want (them) to know they can't break us, we're never going to back down", said Mr Evans.
Supreme Court justices and European Court of Human Rights judges have refused to intervene.
In February, the High Court ruled doctors could stop Alfie's life support.
Lord Justice Moylan said that it was wrong for Alfie's parents to say that their own views trumped the best interests of the child.
In a statement, Alder Hey Children's Hospital said it trusted that "the public and supporters of Alfie's parents will read in detail the decision of the Court of Appeal following today's hearing".
"There is a passion out there", Mr Diamond told appeal judge Lord Justice Davis, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan.
The letter also stated that family members and friends of the parents were last night "shouting over your son Alfie in his cubicle, abusive, filming other patients and visitors, filming staff, and behaving in a manner which was felt to be threatening, intimidating and unsafe by other parents and by our staff". The hospital issued a statement asking the protesters to lower the volume of their demonstrations and to stop honking their auto horns since it was disturbing some of the patients, according to The Guardian.
He said medical experts' unanimous view was that Alfie's brain had been eroded by disease and further assessment was pointless.
Some hospital visitors described the protest as "a circus" and said there was a bouncy castle, people drinking alcohol, and "children running everywhere" as 100 supporters gathered outside on Sunday night.