Bobbi Kristina Brown to Be Taken Out of Coma But Remain on Life Support
Doctors will reportedly "wean" Bobbi Kristina Brown out of her medically induced coma, a family member told PEOPLE. The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston will reportedly still remain on life support.
"We're all hoping and praying that this will give us some answers," the family source told the magazine of the decision to ease Bobbi Kristina off the medication that keeps her in the coma. The source added that Bobbi Kristina's condition remains "severe."
PEOPLE spoke with a doctor -- who is not treating the 21-year-old -- about the decision to take someone out of a medically induced coma.
Doctors "take them off a medically induced coma for two reasons – because the underlying problem has improved, or to simply get a sense of what the patient is able to do for themselves," the physician revealed.
"We're hoping for a significant change soon, but we know that it may not change anything," the family member told the magazine, adding: "… Our focus has always been Bobbi Kristina's health and recovery. That's all that matters to us right now."
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been unresponsive since she was found unconscious in her bathtub on Jan. 31, just weeks from the three-year anniversary from her mother's death. (Tragically, Whitney Houston died in February 2012 after being found unconscious in the bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.)
We continue to keep Bobbi Kristina Brown and her family in our thoughts during this unimaginably difficult time.