This is absolutely tragic. Bobbi Kristina Brown has no chance of waking up from her coma, an expert on hospice care tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. We’re incredibly saddened by this revelation. Find out all the details here.
We’ve been hoping that 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown would pull through and make a full recovery after falling into a coma on Jan. 31. The daughter of the late, great Whitney Houston has been in a medically-induced coma since being found unresponsive in her bathtub. Bobbi Kristina has been fighting for her young life ever since, but an expert who spoke to HollywoodLife.com says that her move to hospice care only means more heartbreak; there’s now no hope that she’ll survive.
With her condition continuing to deteriorate, Bobbi Kristina has now been moved into hospice care after spending months under treatment at numerous hospitals. She’s been getting the utmost of care, but sadly, there’s nothing more that doctors can do for her. The transition to hospice means that she will never wake up, according to Anita Brikman, the Senior Vice President of Communication of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. We can’t even imagine what Bobbi’s family is going through right now.
“She’s now getting comfort care,” Anita said. “What’s stopped is curative care. Comfort care is focused on eliminating stress and any kind of pain. We don’t prolong life or hasten death.”
While we’re glad to know that Bobbi Kristina won’t be in any pain during her hospice stay, and will be getting wonderful care from doctors and nurses who want her to be comfortable, we’re devastated to know that this young life is ending so early.
For someone who has suffered brain damage like Bobbi Kristina, who was underwater for an unknown amount of time before being discovered in her bathtub by boyfriend Nick Gordon, “there’s no way to predict” how long they will survive in hospice care, according to Anita; “A person can be in hospice for shorter than six months or longer. But it’s not up to the doctor to decide. It’s up to the patient or family to decide.”
Bobbi’s family has held on to her for so long, holding out hope for the last five months that she’ll wake up from this horrible nightmare and come home to them. But by finally moving her to hospice, it means that they know her chances for recovery are slim — and according to an insider who spoke to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, they’ve accepted it.
“Bobby and other family members now believe that this is God’s plan,” the source said. “[They] believe that Whitney needs Bobbi more and can do more in the afterlife than what she can do on Earth.”
This situation is just unimaginable. HollywoodLifers, please help us by sending your condolences to Bobbi Kristina’s family in the comments below.
— Samantha Wilson, Reporting by Avery Thompson