Bobbi Kristina Brown’s health has become increasingly publicized after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in the home she shared with Nick Gordon on January 31. The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown then spent time in a hospital before being transferred to a long-term care facility.
Now lying unconscious in a hospice, with life support measures removed and family by her side, Bobbi Kristina has become the subject of new rumors that she has died, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Those reports resulted from the sight of a white tent placed directly outside her hospice in the Atlanta area, with rumors escalating at the sight of a hearse escorted by police.
But those reports are wrong, said a family insider.
“She is fine,” asserted the source. “She is strong.”
However, that does not mean that a miracle could occur and Brown could suddenly recover, said Jon Radulovic, a spokesperson for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
“Hospice professionals are able to pick up on some signs others can’t see,” explained Radulovic. “Imminent death might not look that different from what you would see right now. That can be hard for families — very difficult.”
The timeline of a patient in hospice can range from days to weeks to months.
“Even if she had been involved in drugs, she was still a young woman,” added the hospice expert. “It’s an inexact science, but especially for someone who’s had more of a traumatic injury than a long debilitating illness, a lot of the functions of the body might still be in very good shape, and it might take longer for the body to naturally shut down.”
And the hope for Bobby Brown, his family, and Whitney Houston’s family is that they can find peace, said Jon.
“The hope becomes about a peaceful transition for her and that somehow the family might be able to find a path for healing,” clarified the expert. “That isn’t something that can happen overnight or immediately. I have never heard of a patient coming out of that situation. Given that the family spent time in cure or rehabilitation mode, it would lead me to believe that would not happen.”
Radar Online posted photos of a hearse outside Bobbi Kristina’s hospice, claiming that implied the 22-year-old’s final hours were here.
As the media circus continues, close family friend Tyler Perry is pleading that the public and the press allow the family of Bobbi Kristina to grieve privately, reported People.
Perry shared his thoughts on Facebook.
“As difficult as this time is for the people that love both Whitney and Krissi, what makes it more egregious is the blatant disrespect, lies, and ignorance that are rapidly printed in this awful time. For some reason, it has become human nature in our society to look for, seek out, and celebrate darkness, glory in tragedy, and enjoy reading and reporting it. It makes me sad to know that everybody wants to be the first to report something awful. So much so, that they find it OK to speak death onto those who are still alive. May I ask you all to please show some decency and respect?”
Both Tyler and Bobby Brown are with Bobbi Kristina in Atlanta. Some members of the family have been banned after photos were published showing Bobbi Kristina in bed in hospice, reported TMZ.
Leolah Brown blames Whitney’s family for the deathbed photo, but the Brown family, with the exception of Bobby, is banned.
In addition, as the Inquisitr reported, the family has maintained its ban on boyfriend Nick Gordon.
A civil lawsuit charges Gordon with domestic violence and embezzlement. Bobbi Kristina’s court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, filed the claims that the domestic abuse experienced by the 22-year-old included dragging her by the hair, knocking out a tooth, and hitting her in the face. He also stole money from her, including after she was in a coma.
Following up, the conservator expressed the implications of the lawsuit.
“No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured. Pat Houston and Bobby Brown have done all they can to take care of Bobbi Kristina since this terrible tragedy occurred. This lawsuit represents our collective efforts to get justice for Bobbi Kristina.”
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