Last night the Home Office said it was in contact with with Billy's medical team and would "carefully consider what options are available" if they advise a particular type of treatment is urgently required.
The Sunday People leads with Billy, whose mother Charlotte Caldwell has vowed to fight for his therapeutic cannabis treatment to be made available to other children with similar conditions.
He said his decision was based on advice from senior doctors who made it clear that Billy, who was admitted to hospital on Friday, was facing a medical emergency.
Ms Caldwell said: "I truly believe that somewhere in the Home Office there's someone with a heart and I truly believe that Billy was pulling on their heart strings". It had previously said that while it was sympathetic to his plight, it had a duty to stop banned substances from entering Britain.
"The Policing Minister [Nick Hurd] met with the family on Monday and since then has been working to reach an urgent solution".More news: U.S. withdraws from United Nations human rights body
After more than 300 days seizure free the Home Office ordered that Billy's doctor stop prescribing cannabis oil.
The boy was hospitalised on Friday after suffering several seizures.
Ms Caldwell said: This is beyond cruelty. She said: "He has 20 days worth of anti-epileptic seizure drugs".
Billy, from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, was given a prescription for medicinal cannabis oil previous year to help treat his epilepsy - the first time the drug had been prescribed by the NHS. The incident sparked a debate between officials and Charlotte, who said she would hold those who blocked the treatment responsible if her son died, the i newspaper reported.
Keen to get back to her son's bedside, she said: "I am full of hope - this is my little boy's anti-epilepsy medication".More news: Real want Alisson and Milinkovic
A spokeswoman for the Home Office said it had granted an "exceptional licence" for a "short term emergency" and it would be reviewed.
"This is about getting the medication that these children throughout the United Kingdom desperately need to control their epilepsy".
Sinn Féin's Órfhlaith Begley, who has been working with Ms Caldwell, called the Home Office's initial decision "cruel".
She told Andrew Castle that she has been in touch with the Home Office continuously, and it's been a "back and forth" exercise between the department and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.
Caldwell credits the oil with keeping the boy's seizures at bay, saying he was seizure-free for more than 300 days while using it. Billy started the treatment in 2016 in the United States, where medical marijuana is legal.More news: England's first World Cup game attracts record viewing figures