On January 31, Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered lying face down in her home's bathtub, unconscious at age 21. In the days that have passed since that frantic call from her beau, Nick Gordon, for an ambulance, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has remained on life support and in a medically-induced coma. Her 22nd birthday was spent in a hospital room, with family by her side.
Now Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, Cissy Houston, is breaking her silence to reveal the prognosis, noting that the young woman most recently was transferred from a hospital to a long-term care facility, reported the Christian Post.
Throughout the ordeal, family members have asked for prayers and privacy. Cissy expressed her thanks for those prayers.
"I feel every bit of it, I truly do," emphasized Whitney Houston's mother.
But because Whitney died after being found in a similar situation, the situation has been particularly challenging, admitted the 81-year-old. She expressed how disheartened she feels after detecting no improvement in Bobbi Kristina's condition.
"She's the same. We've moved her to a place for rehabilitation. And you know, still not a great deal of hope. [We're] still praying."
However, Cissy revealed that she is not repeatedly asking for a miracle. She has turned it over to God.
"I don't pray like that. I give it to God one time, because I know He's able. And I cannot change a thing. I'm asking everybody, 'Just pray to the Lord who we know can do something about it."
If her granddaughter does not survive, Cissy shared that she will accept it.
"If He works a miracle, thank God," she declared. "If it happens the other way, I'm all right."
But can Bobbi Kristina fully recover after residing in an ICU and depending on life support measures for so long? Researchers found that every day spent on bed rest results in three to eleven percent less muscle strength, reported John Hopkins Medicine.
And those reductions in physical function continued for years after patients were discharged.
"Even a single day of bed rest in the ICU has a lasting impact on weakness, which impacts patients' physical functioning and quality of life," said Dale M. Needham, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of medicine and of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Moreover, although physicians had assumed that sedation and bed rest helped patients, they found that it had the reverse effect.
"We previously thought that bed rest and sedation in an ICU were helpful for patients, but we're finding this approach to care is actually harmful to the long-term recovery of many."But Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, continues to hold onto his faith, reported Design and Trend. He hopes that moving his daughter to a long-term care facility will be the turning point for improvement.
Also speaking out and seeking prayers for the young woman was Bobbi Kristina's godfather, BeBe Winans.
"Bobbi Kristina is my godchild, [my sister] CeCe's goddaughter. Whitney and us were very, very close. My children were Whitney's godchildren. It's very difficult... It's family. So we do all that we can, coming down -- CeCe's been down there constantly. And we're just praying. That's what we know to do. We believe in miracles and so it's very, very difficult."As the Inquisitr reported, Bobbi Kristina's beau, Nick Gordon, recently became the subject of concern when his posts on social media became increasingly erratic. He asked to see Bobbi Kristina, and at one point, threatened suicide. Responding to those threats, Nick's birth mother, Michelle Gordon, sought help from Dr. Phil, and the interview on Dr. Phil quickly became an intervention.
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