Just as people started celebrating the good news that Bobbi Kristina Brown was “awake” and no longer on life support, her grandmother revealed that the 22-year-old is still facing “irreversible” brain damage.
Bobby Brown shocked everyone during a recent performance when he told the crowd of concertgoers that his daughter was “awake.” Shortly afterwards, Brown’s sister took to Facebook to reveal that Bobbi had indeed been taken off life support.
Now reports indicate that while Bobbi may be out of a coma she “remains unresponsive,” according to her grandmother Cissy Houston in a statement on Monday.
“Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me,” Whitney Houston’s mother added. “We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time.”
Other sources at the hospital told CNN that Houston’s statement matched what they knew of Bobbi’s condition.
It’s exactly what doctors feared considering how long Bobbi went without getting oxygen to her brain.
The family’s attorney said Bobbi is still expected to have a “long life” but she will also be embarking on a lengthy “rehabilitation process, and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come.”
So far Bobbi has been able to open her eyes and she is no longer in the ICU, Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown said, according to CNN.
Other than that, the progress has not nearly been as substantial as fans assumed from Brown’s comment on stage.
The family’s attorney added that Brown was in an “emotional state” when he made the comments about Bobbi’s condition.
The full extent of her injuries is still unknown but the family seems to be preparing for an emotional journey in hopes that Bobbi will eventually return to her normal self.
The damage is the result of Bobbi being unconscious in her bathtub in her Roswell home back in January.
She was placed in a medically induced coma in February while rumors about her condition continued to fly in the midst of the family asking for privacy.
Bobbi was in the coma for roughly three months before finally becoming responsive again.