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Judge's Ruling Backs Hospital In Dispute With The Family Of A Girl On Life Support

October 10, 2018 - 11:42 pm

 DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A temporary restraining order keeping a nine-year-old Grand Prairie girl alive is not being extended.

After a six-hour hearing, Judge Melody Wilkinson declined to extend the 14-day temporary restraining order that she issued back on October 1st, preventing Cook Children's Medical Center from removing nine-year-old Payton Summons from life support.

Payton was rushed to Cook Children's on September 25th in cardiac arrest, and the hospital subsequently declared her brain dead.

Payton's parents want to move her to another facility.

Laura Copeland, an assistant general counsel for Cook Children's, says the hospital contacted 28 of them across the country.

Paul Stafford, an attorney for Payton's parents, says there were a couple of "maybe's."

Her parents are desperately searching for another facility that will accept Payton before a temporary restraining order runs out on Monday.