Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a rehabilitation center after spending more than a month in a hospital room on life support. The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has been kept alive with medical interventions including a feeding tube and ventilator since January 31, when she was found unconscious, face-down, in a bathtub in the home that she shared with her beau Nick Gordon. But because she still requires those life support devices and remains in a medically induced coma to try to reduce brain swelling, the move to rehab is not a positive sign, reported People.
Because Bobby has power of attorney, it was his decision to move his daughter to the rehabilitation facility. But many members of Whitney’s and Bobby’s family wanted that change to occur sooner, revealed a family insider.
And Brown is heartbroken that the improvement for which he prayed has not occurred, added that source.
“This hasn’t gotten any easier for him. It has gotten harder. He really thought she’d be better by now, that there would be some change. There hasn’t been any sign of improvement since this happened.”
For those who questioned why Brown did not end life support measures, the family insider revealed that Bobby chose to give his daughter every opportunity possible to survive and even sing again.
“He’s going to give her every chance to fight for her life.”
However, as it nears the two-month mark since Bobbi Kristina was found in a situation that parallels her mother’s death by drowning and drugs, the family – including Bobby Brown – has been forced to face reality.
“Reality is really sinking in. We spent the first month in shock, you know? Like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe that this happened.’ But now we’ve had a lot of time to get used to it.”
While that source contended that Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Pat Houston has sometimes argued with Bobby about the best decision for his daughter, another denied that accusation.
“Pat is the only one who is standing up to Bobby and they’re not happy with each other,” said the first insider.
“Bobby is the decision maker,” responded another source. “Pat has been by Bobbi Kristina’s side this whole time and is not butting heads with Bobby. Pat will support any decisions that Bobby makes about his daughter. “
But is there hope for Bobbi Kristina to survive and fully recover? The longer that the medically-induced coma lasts, the lower her chances of a full recovery, reported the New York Daily News.
Moreover, because she is unable to move, she is at risk for complications ranging from blood clots to pneumonia, cautioned one physician.
“The body starts going into multiorgan system failure,” explained Dr. John Boockvar, a neurosurgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Moreover, because of the length of time that has passed, that medically-induced coma should have resulted in signs of improvement by now, added the neurosurgeon of what he sees as her bleak prognosis.
“We should be seeing (a) glimmer of hope and we haven’t gotten it.”
And while Bobbi Kristina is settled into the rehabilitation center, what of her boyfriend, Nick Gordon? As the Inquisitr reported, Gordon currently is at the center of accusations ranging from foul play to drug and alcohol addiction.
Raised primarily by Whitney Houston as if he were Bobbi Kristina’s brother, Gordon then shifted into a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship that included living together. She even announced on social media that they were married, a revelation later denied by Bobby Brown.
Now, after Gordon expressed his emotional agony through increasingly depressed tweets, including one that sounded suicidal, he has checked into a rehab for addiction following a dramatic intervention with Dr. Phil, reported Extra.
For those who thought that the timing was wrong for Gordon to head to rehab, Dr. Phil explained why he felt it was essential.
“I thought he could be dead in a matter of days if something doesn’t happen,” said Dr. Phil bluntly.
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