Things don’t seem to be getting better for Bobbi Kristina…but all hope is not lost. Although the 22-year-old has been moved to hospice care, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that, under certain circumstances, she could possibly survive for years to come.
Bobbi Kristina’s, 22, family is continuing to pray for a miracle, and they may be on the right track. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY with an anesthesiologist, who explained what conditions it will take for Whitney Houston’s daughter to live, despite being moved to hospice care.
“If she has a well-functioning heart, and she is getting either IV fluids or gastrostomy tube feedings, she could survive a long time,” Dr. Barry M. Rose from San Francisco’s California Pacific Medical Center told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But if all feeds and fluids and antibiotics are withheld, and/or sedatives are administered, her life could be measured in days.”
Bobbi’s family is sharing very little about the state of her condition, so we currently have no idea whether or not she’s getting any fluids, or if she’s even breathing on her own. And, considering every case is so different, comparisons to other cases aren’t telling. “It’s completely individualized,” Anita Brikman of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization told us. “There’s no way to predict how long she’ll live.”
But one thing that Bobbi won’t be receiving in hospice is medicine to help prolong her life. “Life-sustaining medication has been stopped when a patient enters hospice,” Anita explained. “However, if there is a need for any pain or symptom control, hospice certainly makes sure the patient is comfortable and medication is certainly a part of that arsenal. The hospice team will not allow suffering, and will do anything to alleviate suffering or stress.”
Sadly, hospice is the end of the road in most cases, and since Bobbi has remained unconscious since she was found by boyfriend, Nick Gordon, in a bathtub in January, her family may finally be ready to let go. “Bobby [Brown] and other family members now believe that this is God’s plan,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They believe Whitney needs Bobbi more and that she can do more in the afterlife than what she can do on Earth.”
Bobbi Kristina’s Estate: Lawsuit Against Nick Gordon
Amid all this tragedy, the family has even more to deal with: On June 24, Bobbi’s estate filed a lawsuit against her boyfriend, Nick, alleging that he stole money from her inheritance and physically abused her. To make matters worse, Bobbi was reportedly meeting a friend to reveal the abuse on the SAME day she was found unconscious.
This whole situation is so terribly tragic, and our thoughts continue to remain with Bobbi Kristina and her loved ones throughout this whole ordeal. And, of course, we’re pulling for Bobbi to finally come out of this, regardless of how little hope the doctors have.
— Alyssa Norwin, Reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell & Avery Thompson