Bobbi Kristina Brown’s life changed on January 31. That’s the date when the then-21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston was found in a condition eerily parallel to how her mother died. Since that fateful day, she has remained on life support in a medically induced coma while being cared for first in an ICU and now in a long-term care facility, reported Celebrity Dirty Laundry.
But the issue of precisely what happened in Bobbi Kristina’s young life up to and including January 31 remains shrouded in mystery. What is known, however, is that Bobby Brown alone controls the decision as to when and whether to remove her from life support.
Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, and aunt Pat Houston (who is married to one of Whitney’s brothers) reportedly want him to make the decision now to allow access to the young woman’s $20 million inheritance. That money would be divided between Cissy and Whitney Houston’s brothers.
But the issue of whether Bobbi Kristina was taking drugs prior to January 31 remains under investigation. A source said that she had used heroin and Xanax as well as cocaine prior to being discovered unconscious, face down in a bathtub, according to People.
In addition, several sources revealed that she consumed copious amounts of alcohol, sometimes so high that she could not speak coherently.
Although she tried to stop abusing drugs and alcohol, Bobbi Kristina could not stop grieving over her mother’s death, added an insider. She had even been to rehab in an attempt to recover.
“How thin she had gotten is an indicator,” added that source.
“This girl was trying hard, but she didn’t have any support system. She was still dealing with a lot of grief over her mother.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s beau, Nick Gordon, who lived with her after growing up together in his role as Whitney Houston’s unofficially adopted son, also abused drugs and alcohol, as the Inquisitr reported.
Initially scheduled to appear on Dr. Phil’s talk show for an interview, the psychologist quickly changed it to an intervention when he discovered that Gordon had been drinking alcohol and taking drugs.
“[Gordon was] clearly in an altered state of consciousness. I asked him if he was sober, and he said ‘No,'” reported Dr. Phil.
Prior to persuading him to go to rehab to treat his addiction, Dr. Phil learned about the extent of Nick’s drug use, according to Radar Online.
“Nick was taking Xanax and drinking gallons of Jack Daniels,” said a source about the 25-year-old.
Gordon is scheduled to spend three months in the rehab facility while remaining under criminal investigation.
As to whether Bobbi Kristina can recover, experts revealed the implications of long-term life support, as the Inquisitr reported.
In addition to the brain damage resulting from her loss of oxygen, John Hopkins Medicine researchers found that every day spent on bed rest results in 3 to 11 percent less muscle strength.
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.
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