Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown's Grandmother Breaks Silence To Reveal Whether Hope Exists [Video]

Joanne Eglash

Cissy Houston has remained faithfully by granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's bedside. Praying for the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Cissy has remained silent while other family members have expressed their views to the media on the health crisis that began on January 31. But now the 81-year-old is speaking out about whether hope truly exists for a young woman dependent for so long on life support, reported the Los Angeles Times.

"I give it to God one time because I know he's able. And I cannot change a thing."

When Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious, face down in a bathtub in an eerie parallel of how Whitney was discovered on the day that she died, Cissy, along with Bobby and other family members, quickly rushed to her bedside. But as they watched her require a ventilator, feeding tube, and medically induced coma to survive, hope that a medical miracle would occur grew dim, Cissy now admits.

"[She is] the same. You know, still not a great deal of hope. We're praying."

Although she was 21 on the day that she was found, Bobbi Kristina even spent her 22nd birthday in that coma, a situation that caused her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, to send out increasingly frantic tweets about his own state of mind.

As the Inquisitr reported, Gordon was raised as Whitney's unofficial "adopted son," but although he began his residency in her home as Bobbi Kristina's brother, that relationship shifted into a boyfriend-girlfriend status. They lived together, and it was in the home that they shared that she was found.

However, Bobby Brown's family has painted a dark picture of that relationship, banning him from her hospital room. The ban and his emotional state over missing the young woman caused Gordon to threaten suicide.

But while Nick is in rehab for emotional issues, Bobbi Kristina has been moved to a very different kind of rehabilitation facility as her physical state remains unchanged.

"They've moved her now to a place for rehabilitation... still not a great deal of hope. We're praying... I'm asking everybody to just pray to the Lord, who we know can do something about it. If he works a miracle, thank God. If it happens the other way, I'm all right."

But the decision on when and whether to turn off life support rests on Bobby Brown, reported Fox News.

Noting that Bobbi Kristina suffered violent seizures when doctors did attempt to ease her medically induced coma to determine her prognosis, a source emphasized that only Bobby has the legal authority to make medical decisions on his daughter's behalf.

"It is really on Bobby Brown's shoulders to let her go in peace," said that inside source. "It is something that the Houston and Brown [families] had agreed to do as early as February 11, but Bobby Brown reneged."

February 11 marked the third anniversary of Whitney Houston's death.

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