Family Who Got Restraining Order Against Hospital Told They Can No Longer Keep 9-Year-Old on Life Support

Texas family will now have to allow the hospital to remove their 9-year-old daughter from life support after the judge denied their request to extend their court order.

According to earlier reports Payton Summons’ family was granted a 14 day restraining order to keep her on life support at the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. This gave the family time to find another facility to care for her.

However, after trying with 28 other facilities, the hospital was unsuccessful in finding another facility to care for the young girl.

On September 25, Payton suffered a cardiac arrest and doctors were unable to revive her after several failed CPR attempts.

Payton has a cancerous tumor that is crushing her heart and lungs, and as a result, her brain shows no activity.

She was put on life support after the tumor cut her circulation off and she was without oxygen for an hour.

Doctors originally wanted to remove Payton from life support, but her family fought and won a two-week restraining order to keep her on the ventilators.

Monday is the last day of the two week restraining order, and State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has ordered that doctors can now remove Payton from life support after 1:20 p.m. on Monday.

She ruled against another extension on the restraining order.