Bobbi Kristina is now off life support, it has been confirmed … still there are conflicting reports about how her condition has improved.
It all began on Saturday night after her dad Bobby Brown announced during a concert that Kristina is awake, and his sister Tina later saying on Facebook that she’s been withdrawn from life support. After the reports showed up on Sunday, the Houston family dismissed them as false, saying that her condition has remained unchanged and that she was still on life support.
Apparently responding to the Houstons’ insistence that there’s no improvement whatsoever in Kristina’s state, Bobby’s lawyer Christopher Brown released a ‘clarifying’ statement:
Bobbi Kristina’s condition has changed since moving from Emory University Hospital and there has been improvement. Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life. However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come.
Bobby’s wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown also weighed in on the dispute, saying in her own statement:
My husband made an attempt to correct the negative comments he must endure on a daily basis from both family and the public regarding his daughter’s medical condition. She has made it out of ICU, opened her eyes, and started a rehabilitation that will be long and hard. We will hold on to all the blessings GOD gives us to help her at this time and we look forward to her having a relationship with her unborn sister as our family grows in love and faith.
I just wish my husband could deal with this most painful and difficult time with people surrounding him who fully support and pray for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery and only her recovery. Life is the most precious thing that we all have.
On Monday night, Kristina’s grandmother Cissy Houston released a statement to TMZ, confirming that Kristina is off life support. However, she disclosed that her granddaughter has suffered an ‘irreversible brain damage.’ Her statement:
Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive.
We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time. Keep us in your prayers.
The Houstons later changed their stance, telling TMZ that Kristina is indeed off life support. But they still maintain that there is no improvement and that she is still unresponsive.