Bobbi Kristina Brown taken out of a coma in the hope of change, says family source
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/25/2015
Bobbi Kristina Brown has reportedly been taken out of a coma although she still remains on life support, which includes a ventilator and feeding tube.
"We're hoping for a significant change soon," a family source toldPeople, "but we know that it may not change anything."
NeuroCritical Care professor Subhashini Ramesh from Georgia Regents University explained Brown may have been weaned off the medication that puts her into a coma because either her condition has improved or doctors just want to see what she can do on her own.
"We're all hoping and praying that this will give us some answers," said the family source, adding that Brown's condition is "severe."
Brown recently underwent a tracheotomy, and according to Dr. Ramesh, it was a positive sign because it means Brown did not meet the criteria for brain death, according to the magazine. However, she could still have a devastating injury.
"There will be a sign of hope, and then nothing," added the family source. "Every day, we wonder if this will be the day that we get good news."
On January 31, friend Max Lomas found Brown face down and unresponsive in her home's bathtub. Her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon then attempted to revive her before she was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. Gordon, who has a history of domestic violence, has since been at the center of Brown's criminal investigation.
Conflicting reports have circulated about whether Gordon has been given permission by Brown's family to visit his girlfriend at Emory University Hospital. He has expressed his desperation to sit by Brown's side and talk to her on social media multiple times.
"He can say whatever he wants to say," the family source told People. "We are leaving the investigation in the hands of the authorities. Our focus has always been Bobbi Kristina's health and recovery. That's all that matters to us right now."