An infant will remain on life support in an Edmonton hospital until the courts can decide how to deal with a request from his parents for more time to assess his health.

Doctors at the Stollery Children’s Hospital were planning to unplug three-month-old Isaiah James May from the ventilator, saying he will never function in a meaningful way.

The boy’s parents, Rebecka and Isaac May, want the courts to give them 90 days to get an independent medical assessment of their son.

They say he is showing signs of improvement since he was born suffering from oxygen deprivation.

A lawyer for Alberta Health Services says 30 days should be enough time for the assessment.

Justice Michelle Crighton of Court of Queen’s Bench says she will rule on Jan. 27 on how much time to give for an independent review of the boy’s medical situation.