Sadness as Doctors Withdraw Life Support For Baby Isaiah Haastrup


PA: Press Association

Lanre Haastrup and Takesha Thomas are mourning the death of their son, Isaiah Haastrup, after the UK government ruled that doctors withdraw his life support.

Isaiah had been on life support since his birth, after suffering brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation at birth, so, he cannot breathe or move independently.

His mother, Takesha had to undergo an emergency caesarean section after her womb ruptured, and Isaiah was delivered with no heartbeat and not breathing and had to be resuscitated.

The father who is displeased at the court’s ruling said he was shocked and disappointed at the timing.

“Surely, this is not sufficient to say our goodbyes to our son; we would require a reasonable period to spend with Isaiah.”

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Meanwhile, the high court family division judge said, it was in Isaiah’s best interests, as the baby is ventilator-dependent, has an extremely depressed level of consciousness, is blind, deaf and suffers from dystonia, which may be causing pain, according to medical experts from five hospitals who have examined him.

So, the hospital where Isaiah has been on life support sent a letter to his parents informing them of the intention to withdraw Isaiah’s ventilation and urged them to spend time with him beforehand.

But Isaiah’s parent said the hospital was breaching NHS policy that makes them entitled to a sit-down meeting with their doctors to discuss options, choose a time and place, and agree on as many details as possible, including support for their grieving and memory making.

“We were never given this meeting, and instead have lived for months under the threat of our son being extubated on little or no warning, with no atmosphere of peace or support around us. The ECHR decided to abandon justice and instead prioritised the fierce urgency of killing Isaiah,” they said.

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Thank you all for your support from the beginning. You gave us strength with your well wishes messages. You have all…

Posted by Olanrewaju Haastrup on Friday, March 9, 2018



  1. Omotolani Adenike

    Omotolani Adenike

    March 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    So sad

  2. Anthonia Ekpeh

    Anthonia Ekpeh

    March 13, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Accept my condolence.

  3. Funbi Fatola

    Funbi Fatola

    March 13, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    My brother n Sister,don’t ever give up,Jesus is still much alive n does miracle . Call upon him n he will ur son

    • AdaGod AdaGod

      AdaGod AdaGod

      March 13, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Please read again

    • Opeyemi Carolyn Aderibigbe

      Opeyemi Carolyn Aderibigbe

      March 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      D lil boy is gone….he was on life support which makes him half alive and half dead so wen it was removed…he left d word,r.i.p lil boy

    • Funbi Fatola

      Funbi Fatola

      March 13, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      Didn’t know r.i.p lil angel

  4. Micky Nochis

    Micky Nochis

    March 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    So!! Sorry

  5. Micky Nochis

    Micky Nochis

    March 13, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    God will surly straighten u at dis point.

  6. Enoobong Okorie

    Enoobong Okorie

    March 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    So sad but it is not over until the Master says so. keep up the Faith

  7. Papia Banerjee

    Papia Banerjee

    March 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    God give them strength…

  8. Tina Okorotie

    Tina Okorotie

    March 13, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    So sorry for this loss

  9. Ophelia Lomos Wireko

    Ophelia Lomos Wireko

    March 13, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    God is our miracle worker, he will do it to ur surprise

  10. Sowunmi Ilonwa

    Sowunmi Ilonwa

    March 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Am very sorry for the loss.God shall put smile on your face again

  11. Koofy Irabor

    Koofy Irabor

    March 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    The lord will remember you for good. Please take heart

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