Bobbi Kristina's Grandmother Shares Update

by Jaclyn Anglis

More heartbreaking details have emerged about Bobbi Kristina Bown's condition in a statement from her grandmother. Cissy Houston released a statement on April 20 that Bobbi Kristina Brown has "global and irreversible brain damage." According to her grandmother, Brown is not in a medically induced coma, but she still remains unresponsive. Houston said,

Meeting with the doctors and understanding that she can live in this condition for a lifetime truly saddens me. We can only trust in God for a miracle at this time.

What makes this even more upsetting is that Brown is reportedly in essentially the same neurological condition that she has been in for three months, according to a CNN interview with a source familiar with her condition. According to the source, Brown allegedly does not respond to visitors or familiar voices, and her eyes do not follow people around the room.

This troubling news comes just a couple days after Brown's father, Bobby Brown, told a concert audience in Texas that his daughter was "awake" and "watching" him. Though the audience cheered, his announcement had prompted many to question her exact medical status. Not long after, sources close to the family denied reports that she was awake or responsive. Sadly, it seems like the latest updates support that Brown has indeed had little neurological improvement since she was tragically found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31.

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In response to Bobby Brown's quote about his daughter being "awake," his wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown later clarified his comments and said that he was in an "emotional state" while speaking to the crowd. His wife said that while Bobbi Kristina has "opened her eyes," she has begun a rehabilitation process that will be "long and hard."

So, what exactly does this mean for Bobbi Kristina? According to an attorney for the Brown family, her future remains largely unknown for the time being. "Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life," the attorney said. "However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process, and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come."

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