After being found face down and unconscious in her bathtub, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown remains in a medically induced coma and breathing only with the assistance of a ventilator. Relatives and fans are praying for the best, but it’s not looking good for Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown. A family source told People that the 21 year old has very little brain activity. According to a Massachusetts neurologist, Bobbi Kristina’s recovery depends on how much oxygen her brain was getting before she was found.
“Even minutes [without air] can be grim,” neurologist Eli Zimmerman says.
Although she’s still in a coma, there are physical signs to look for that are indicative of recovery. Pupils dilating, eyes blinking and any type of physical reaction can be positive rays of hope. If Bobbi Kristina is able to recover, it would be a miracle, and a long road ahead.
“Hospitalization is usually pretty long,” Zimmerman says, “as is rehabilitation, with recovery often measured in months.”
At the end of the day, the family may need to make a tough decision if Bobbi Kristina does not show progress. A decision that I’m sure none of them imagined they’d be making just shy of the three year anniversary of Whitney’s death. The internal bickering between the Houston family and Bobbi Kristina’s husband, Nick Gordon, can’t be helping matters at all. Praying for the family. Bobbi Kristina needs every single one of them right now.