Court rules holy water no cure for ill child

It has ordered the baby have surgery even though his parents are against it

A Queensland court has ruled that a seriously ill one-year-old baby undergo emergency brain surgery, against his parents’ wishes, who favour traditional remedies including holy water.

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For all but two months of his life, the child, known as  “baby K” has been in hospital, including numerous stays in the intensive care unit.

With a diagnosis of cortical dysplasia in the left hemisphere of his brain causing refractory epilepsy, doctors say that without intervention, his condition will deteriorate.

At best, he will