The Home Office has reportedly agreed to return medicinal cannabis oil to epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell under supervision of a neurologist.
It is understood the change of heart was triggered after a public outcry when the media revealed Billy’s life was on a knife edge following a series of back or back seizures on Friday.
He is now an inpatient at Chelsea and Westminster hospital and will remain there until he has stabilised further.
A source told the Mirror: “The licence is being fast-tracked by government officials and we hope Billy will have his oil returned to him this weekend.
“He is safe at the moment in hospital and his mum is with him but he was in a really bad situation earlier and home care is not enough now if he has an other seizure.
“His team has been tasked to find a neurologist to work with them and deal with Billys medical needs.. but the medical expert has to have worked with Billy previously and be willing to work with him now.”
A Home Office spokesperson has not yet confirmed their decision, but said it would allow doctors to decide the best course of treatment for the gravely-ill patient.