DAD'S LOVE LET BABY RB DIE IN PEACE -SAYS COURT FIGHT TOT'S MUM.
THE heartbroken mother of Baby RB has told of the "love and respect" she has for the child's father.
The mum who wanted their son to die with dignity spoke out after the 13-month-old died when his life support machine was turned off.
The couple, who separated last month, met at their son's bedside on Friday after at their son's bedside on Friday his father had stopped a High Court fight to keep the boy alive.
The mum said: "We talked all night. I said, 'I respect and love you for what you've done.'
The 24-year-old shop manager, who legally cannot be named, said: "I am grateful for every second we had together but it was time to let him go. I had to let him slip away rather than let him suffer."
Their child was born with congenital myasthenic syndrome, a rare condition making his muscles too weak for him to breathe unaided.
The mum said: "He said returning to our son made him realise how seriously ill he was, that there was no hope. I told him, 'This is what our son wants. It takes love to let him go.'" She said: "When they took his tube out I was cuddling him. It was amazing to see him without it - it's the longest we had seen his face properly.
"It made him look so peaceful, he was so beautiful. I kept kissing him. We took him out of his bed and put him on my lap.
"His dad and I sat on the sofa and just cuddled him.
"The last thing I said to him was that I loved him."