*Bobbi Kristina Brown has been kept in a medically-induced coma since Jan. 31, when she was found unresponsive in her bathtub.
According to People, doctors have moved to wean Bobbi Kristina off the medication that keeps her in the coma. “We’re all hoping and praying that this will give us some answers,” says a family source, who adds that Brown’s condition remains “severe.”
Subhashini Ramesh, a professor of NeuroCritical Care at Georgia Regents University, explains the reasoning: “They 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.”
Dr. Ramesh, who is not treating Brown, says that her recent tracheostomy signifies one bit of positive news. “Obviously, she did not meet the criteria for brain death if she underwent a tracheostomy,” Dr. Ramesh says. “She still could have a devastating injury, though.”
The 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown remains on life support, which includes a ventilator and feeding tube. “We’re hoping for a significant change soon,” says the family member, “but we know that it may not change anything.”
As they await new developments in her condition, the family is trying to ignore the ongoing drama with Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon. “He can say whatever he wants to say,” the family member tells People, referring to Gordon’s recent social media posts.
“We are leaving the investigation in the hands of the authorities,” the family member continues. “Our focus has always been Bobbi Kristina’s health and recovery. That’s all that matters to us right now.”