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Parents of 9-year-old Texas girl declared brain dead wage court battle to stop doctors from removing her from life …

The desperate parents of a 9-year-old cancer-stricken girl are waging a court fight to prevent Texas doctors from removing their daughter from life support, but their quest to keep her breathing has now turned into a race against time.

Hoping for a miracle, the parents of Payton Summons obtained a restraining order this week to keep her on a ventilator at Cook Children‘s Medical Center in Fort Worth, giving them what they thought was 14 days to arrange care for her elsewhere.

But lawyers for the hospital challenged the ruling and asked a state appeals court to resolve the life-or-death drama.

“They’re hopeful for any positive sign that emanates itself, whether it’s a miracle or whether it be a judicial remedy.

I guess a judicial remedy could be a miracle, too,” Justin Moore, an attorney for Payton’s parents, told ABC News.

Payton, who has an inoperable tumor in her chest that cut off her circulation, was declared brain dead by doctors on Sept.

25, according to a statement released by the hospital.

Courtesy the family of Payton SummonsThe parents of 9-year-old Payton Summons has taken a Texas hospital to court in an attempt to prevent doctors at Cook Children‘s Medical Center in Fort Worth from removing their cancer-strick girl from life support.

The girl’s parents, Tiffany Hofstetter and Joseph Summons, went to court to seek a restraining order to prevent doctors from removing Payton from life support and give them time to find another medical facility that will continue to treat her.

Judge Melody Wilkinson of the 17th District Court in Tarrant County, Texas, granted the temporary restraining order on Oct.

1 and just before it expired the judge extended it until 6 p.m.

on Monday.

Attorneys for Cook Children‘s Medical Center filed an appeal on Wednesday challenging Wilkinson’s ruling.

“The judge’s decision has put everyone involved in an incredibly difficult position,” the hospital said in a statement to ABC News.

The hospital said Payton was determined to be dead “under clear Texas laws” and the laws of every other state.

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com/wp-content/plugins/OxaRss/images/c6d3c4609830510bf91c9482cc2331b8_cook-childrens-hospital-wfaa-ps-181018_hpEmbed_2x1_992.jpg” />WFAACook Children‘s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas where 9-year-old Payton Summons remains on life support.

“There is no treatment that can be provided for her at Cook Children’s or any other facility that will change that,” the hospital statement reads. “To maintain a dead person on mechanical ventilation and insist – in fact, order – that healthcare providers continue treating a deceased, deteriorating body is medically, ethically, and morally wrong.

Moore said he and the legal team for Payton’s parents were given until Thursday afternoon to file a response to the hospital‘s appeal of Wilkinson’s order. Moore said the hospital asked for an expedited hearing, which could be scheduled as early as Friday.

He said multiple medical facilities willing to take Payton have reached out to the parents, who need more time to evaluate which facility would be best for the girl.

“The parents were happy that we got the extension on Monday, of course,” Moore said.

“So, they’ve been reinvigorated by that. They’re doing their due diligence to try and find a facility now.

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