The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom ruled against the parents of a 23-month-old boy on life support.
The father of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans has said "we are never going to back down" after he and the child's mother were told they can not take their son to a foreign hospital.
Barrister Paul Diamond said on Monday that there was a "passion out there" about Alfie Evans' case.
The letter, from the Liverpool hospital's chief nurse, said the only Alfie's parents and two named visitors were now allowed to visit the Peadiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICO) at one time.
Alfie Evans' parents are headed back to court today in their desperate attempt to save his life and stop a children's hospital from yanking his life support over their objections.
The hearing was conducted in the Court of Justice in Westminster before Lord Justice Davis, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan.More news: 'Night Court' actor Harry Anderson dies at home
Alfie's parents have complained that "the state" is wrongly interfering with their parental choice.
She said: "Take it to a neutral ground so there is no impact upon other children, families or staff and they would gain a lot more respect for the cause".
Court of Appeal judges upheld his ruling.
Last week, Mr Justice Hayden endorsed a detailed plan put forward by Alder Hey doctors for withdrawing life-support treatment, after considering a number of issues at a follow-up High Court hearing. Supreme Court justices and European Court of Human Rights judges refused to intervene. The court stayed the removal of Alfie's life support, pending the decision of the Supreme Court.
"The public is nonplussed by this".
Doctors have been ordered to keep treating Alfie as they wait for the outcome.More news: Philly DA wants Meek Mill's 2007 conviction thrown out
Mr Hayden refused that request.
According to weekend news reports, Alfie Evans' mother was told to leave his bedside after the hospital informed Alfie's parents that they would no longer be able to sleep in his hospital room overnight. The judge said the unanimous view of medical experts was that Alfie's brain had been eroded by disease and further assessment was pointless.
The judge also dismissed that suggestion.
Roger Kiska, legal counsel at Christian Legal Centre, told CBN News last week the parents have the legal right to remove Alfie from Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
"As has been determined with considerable clarity in this case, Alfie's best interests are determinative and the court has decided what treatment he should or should not receive".More news: Russia's U.S. ambassador warns of consequences for Syria strikes