Bobbi Kristina Brown Has ‘Irreversible Brain Damage,’ Says Cissy Houston
Despite recent conflicting reports about Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition, it looks like we may now have a better picture of her current situation.
"While she is no longer in a medically induced coma she has a tracheotomy and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive," Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, Cissy Houston, said in a statement on Monday night (April 20), NBC News reports. "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."
Cissy Houston's statement clarifies remarks made by both Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's family over the weekend.
As we previously reported, Bobby Brown — Bobbi Kristina's father and the ex-husband of Whitney Houston — announced to fans that his daughter "is awake" and "watching him." However, a source connected to Whitney Houston's family denied such claims and said that Bobbi Kristina is still unconscious and fighting for her life. Bobbi Kristina Brown has been in serious condition after being found unresponsive and face down in her bathtub in late January 2015.
Bobby Brown later clarified his remarks through his lawyer.
"Doctors have indicated that she will have a long life," his attorney told PEOPLE, confirming that Bobbi's condition has, in fact, changed for the better since moving to a rehab facility. "However, Bobbi Kristina is presently embarking on a rehabilitation process and the quality of her life will not be known for years to come."
While it seems that both the Brown family and the Houston family's versions of Bobbi Kristina's condition now match up, the outcome is still undoubtedly difficult for both families. Our thoughts are with Bobbi Kristina Brown and her family during this time.