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Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers must reportedly make life-support decision within the next few days

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/04/2014 

Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers may reportedly make the decision to take her mother off life support this coming weekend.

According to sources, Joan, 81, is dependent on life support to stay alive while staying at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Melissa will soon have to make the incredibly tough decision of whether to keep the machines going, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Melissa, 46, told the Daily News that Joan is "being kept comfortable" in her private hospital suite after leaving the intensive care unit on Wednesday. Joan's close friend Cindy Adams said the room was "decorated by celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey with flowers, bows, plants."

In fact, the Fashion Police host and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best star is reportedly in full hair and makeup and has a white faux mink blanket draped over her body while songs from the Broadway show "Oklahoma" play in the suite.

Joan's transfer into a private room may indicate she's reached the end of her battle since going into cardiac and respiratory arrest eight days ago as a result of a minor throat procedure on her vocal cord.

"If she is off all life support and in a private room, and resting comfortably, it's possible the family is waiting for nature to take its course," an emergency medicine doctor in New York told the Daily News.

Joan, who won The Celebrity Apprentice's second season in 2009, was reportedly placed in a medically-induced coma to stabilize her condition once she arrived at the hospital and then put on life support this past weekend.

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