The parents of a brain-damaged boy are preparing to mount an appeal after losing a life-support treatment battle in the High Court.
A judge earlier this month ruled that doctors could stop treating 21-month-old Alfie Evans against the wishes of his parents Kate James and Tom Evans, who are in their 20s.
Mr Justice Hayden said he accepted medical evidence which showed further treatment was futile.
Appeal judges are scheduled to analyse the case at a Court of Appeal hearing in London on Thursday.
Specialists at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool asked Mr Justice Hayden to rule that life-support treatment could stop.