The family of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee cannot move him to a hospice for withdrawal of treatment, a High Court judge has ruled, according to the BBC.
His family applied for permission after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) refused a request to delay the withdrawal of life-sustaining support.
Archie’s mother wanted him “in a peaceful hospice to say goodbye”.
But doctors warned he was too unstable to move by ambulance and it would “hasten premature deterioration”.
Responding to the hospice ruling, Archie’s mum, Hollie Dance, said: “All our wishes as a family have been denied by the authorities.
“We are broken, but we are keeping going because we love Archie and refuse to give up on him.”