Aug 05, 2022
Archie Battersbee: I hope my son can have the chance to die in peaceful circumstances – I know I did everything I could
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ARCHIE Battersbee's mum has said that she did everything she could in the fight for her son after being told his life support will end on Saturday.
Yesterday, Hollie Dance, 46, and Paul Battersbee, 56, lost a last-ditch legal bid to have their boy, 12, taken out of the Royal London Hospital and transferred to a hospice.5Archie Battersbee's mum Hollie Dance has said she know she has done everything she couldCredit: PA 5Doctors have said that they believe Archie's condition to be too unstable to transfer himCredit: Universal News & Sport 5Archie's parents went to the Court of Appeal but lost a last-ditch legal bid to move him to a hospiceCredit: PA
His desperate parents wanted him to be able to "spend his last moments" in peace - without nurses and doctors.
Hollie and Paul went to the Court of Appeal in a bid to challenge the High Court ruling, but it was shot down last night.
Agonised mum Hollie said: "I know I did everything I could. Everything. I know I’ve done a very good job being Archie’s mum.
"Based on my own childhood I was determined to be as good as a mother as I can possibly be and I feel like I have done that to the very best of my ability. It’s one of the reasons I am here."Read More Popular NewsGUN DRAMA Man ‘wielding gun’ is SHOT by armed cops in dramatic scenes on London street
She told the Daily Mail of her frustrations with the legal case: "All I have ever asked is to get him to six months – where is the harm in that for them?
"They have spent a fortune on legal fees fighting me in court – money they could have spent on Archie’s care and others’.
"At its heart this has been a case about a mother’s love, but also their rights. At what point did Archie’s dad and I lose our parental rights in terms of deciding what we want for our child?"
That question is one of the reasons why Hollie disagrees with so much that the doctors have told her, with Archie's condition believed to be too unstable to sustain a transfer.Most read in UK News'FREAK ACCIDENT' All you need to know about what happened to Archie BattersbeeWATER PARK Family's summer holiday takes a bit of a dive as their car rolls into a lakeroyal RIDDLE Fergie buys £5m house in London’s poshest area despite previous financial woesBABY TRAGEDY Woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after newborn baby dies at home
The tragic ordeal has been incredibly stressful, and with the support of the charity Christian Concern, they’ve frequently stayed up until the small hours to meet frantic court deadlines.
And Hollie has said that although "the pressure has been immense" she can't "break down" while fighting for her son.
The mum added: "Time after time we have been told at the last minute that we have until 9am the following day to sort our submissions. It has been very difficult.
"All the way through I haven’t had a chance to process everything that has happened.
"Maybe that’s why I have never felt surprised by the outcomes. Upset of course but not surprised, because it felt like the odds were stacked against us from the start.
"Most of the time it felt less like a hearing than a trial, like I was on trial."
Hollie confesses that she does get some sleep but often wakes up every 40 minutes to check Archie's machines.
All I have known is that I can’t let my guard down and break down emotionally because the second I do that I won’t have the strength to fight for my little boy."Hollie Dance, 46
Archie was found with a ligature over his head after a social media dare at home in Southend, Essex, on April 7 this year.
His mum believes he was taking part in an incredibly dangerous online "blackout" challenge – also known as the "choking" challenge.
The youngster suffered brain damage in the "freak accident" and has been unresponsive ever since.
Hollie has also had to deal with cruel social media trolls, who have relentlessly targeted her, accusing her of everything from being a liar to an unfit mother.
She told the publication: "Others have published my address, which jeopardises my son and daughter’s safety.
"I try not to engage with it because for every one troll there are a thousand wonderful people out there and these nasty-minded souls are not important but it’s hard.
"Anyone seen coming to court with me that been targeted too, sent vile messages on social media."
It was revealed on Wednesday that Hollie may give her son mouth-to-mouth if doctors withdraw oxygen when his machines are switched off.Read More on The SunHEAVEN OR HELL? I asked for a cute angel wings tattoo but was horrified by what I gotFAT SHAMED Docs said my huge legs were 'just fat' but a stranger spotted worrying symptoms
The mum has vowed to "continue to give him oxygen" if doctors switch off the 12-year-old's machine and is "prepared to do anything" to keep him alive.
Some detractors acknowledge her deep love for her son but believe passionately that Hollie should place her trust in the experts.5Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee have continually fought for their son's right to liveCredit: Darren Fletcher 5Archie has been unconscious since being found at his home in Southend, Essex, on April 7Credit: Enterprise
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RHONJ Alum on Margaret Josephs & Teresa Giudices Relationship: Margaret Is Kissing A**
getty Margaret Josephs of RHONJ.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Margaret Josephs had issues with Teresa Giudice throughout the show’s twelfth season, which premiered in February 2022. Giudice was upset when Josephs inquired about a video that showed her fiance, Luis “Louie” Ruelas begging an unidentified woman while on a beach surrounded by men. The fashion designer also mentioned that the father of two had abuse allegations against him.
During an episode of the “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, uploaded on July 30, former “RHONJ” personality Kim DePaola claimed that Giudice and Josephs have made amends while filming the show’s upcoming thirteenth season.Kim DePaola Spoke About Teresa Giudice
While recording the “Behind the Velvet Rope” episode, DePaola claimed Josephs decided to be friendly with Giudice to remain on “RHONJ.”
“You can not attack Teresa for too long and stay on the show so this is damage control. This is damage control as far as Teresa with Luis and Margaret as far as trying to stay on the show,” asserted the former Bravo personality.
She also noted that Josephs and her mother, Marge Sr., were invited to Giudice’s August 6 wedding.
“Teresa and Luis invite Margaret and her mother to the wedding because it’s being filmed, that’s why Dolores [Catania] is in the wedding — well, Jen [Aydin] and her are real friends and they are invited to the wedding because knock it off about Luis and Margaret is kissing a** because you know, she has to do damage control and she wants to stay on the show. That’s the bottom line. Again, I’m going to say they give Teresa too much power,” stated DePaola.
She went on to say that she believes Ruelas requested Giudice to be “softer” while filming “RHONJ” season 13.
“The hit was on him, not Teresa. So he’s like ‘let’s make up with Margaret’ and then Margaret got the key from the producers, lay off Luis, so it was a combination of things,” said DePaola. “And then as soon as Margaret knew the door was open to Teresa accepting it she flew right in let’s kiss a** ASAP, you understand, let’s use this moment and that’s why she was helping Teresa walk down the street, holding her hand. And all that kind of stuff, you know, they had to know the door was open, so it’s a combination of things. Less than a month later she’s holding hands with her. Holding hands with the devil.”Margaret Josephs Discussed Her Relationship with Teresa Giudice in July 2022
GettyMargaret Josephs in 2018
Josephs spoke about her relationship with Giudice during a July 2022 interview on Jeff Lewis’ radio show, “Jeff Lewis Live.”
“I got invited to the wedding, so things are definitely better. You know, it’s funny ’cause Teresa and I, the last year we had a very tumultuous relationship, we were very close prior to that, so I think, you know, we’ve worked through some things. Her and I said we are taking baby steps, but I only wanted good things for her even though she didn’t realize that at first,” said the fashion designer.
She also shared that she was impressed with her “RHONJ” co-star’s work ethic.
“She works harder than anyone I know and I’m not just saying that. She will show up, deliver. She’s beautiful with the fans and she just doesn’t complain. She never complains about working hard. She’ll get up at the crack of dawn. She never makes one feel less than who she works with. And I have to give her a lot of props for that because a lot of times you are tired, you don’t want to show up,” shared Josephs.
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