Bobbi Kristina Brown Taken Off Ventilator; Will She Be Taken Off Life Support?

Doctors have taken Bobbi Kristina Brown off a ventilator that has helped her breathe, a family source revealed on Thursday, February 19, according to Reuters. The procedure took place on Wednesday.

Bobbi, the only child of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban home last month. There has been ongoing speculation and even an ongoing criminal investigation into why she was found in that state. Police in Roswell, Georgia, have been questioning people regarding how she arrived in a comatose state.

A family source on Thursday said that no decisions have been made to take her off life support. Since Bobbi Kristina was found on January 31, she has been in a comatose state.

Family members have said that Bobbi Brown, 21, the only child of singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, is fighting for her life at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after she was discovered on Jan. 31 face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban home. Few specifics have been released by family members about Bobbi’s specific treatment and medical prognosis, and her father Bobby Brown has asked for privacy, Reuters noted.

According to CNN, Bobbi Kristina will now be ventilated through a hole in her throat. CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta indicated the following.

“This is an indication that the patient will need this for weeks and months to come, as opposed to hours and days.”

Dr. Gupta indicated that this is standard procedure and lowers the risk of infection.

According to Radar Online, Bobbi Kristina is said to be experiencing organ failure. Despite this grim prognosis, Bobby Brown is reported to insist on keeping his girl alive with machines.

According to the Inquisitr, the medical team at first decided not to remove the ventilator. They did remove Bobbi Kristina’s breathing tube on Tuesday in order to open a direct airway passage to her trachea, performing a tracheotomy. This surgical procedure can potentially rob a patient of the ability to speak naturally.

Bobbi’s mother was a six-time Grammy Award winner and actress who battled substance abuse. On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston drowned in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills, California, just hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. Authorities indicated that cocaine use and heart disease contributed to Houston’s death at age 48.

Do you think that the removal of the ventilator signals that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is ready to let her go?

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