*The grim prognosis for Bobbi Kristina Brown continues to as she remains a medically induced coma.
MSN via The New York Daily News reports that the body of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown‘s only child will begin to suffer after being in the coma for about three weeks. During this time, the publication noted that doctors essentially stabilize the brain so that it doesn’t require as much oxygen.
As a result of weeks of non-movement, Lenox Hill Hospital neurosurgery professor Dr. John Boockvar stated that blood infections like sepsis or bacteremia can result in Bobbi Kristina.
In addition, Bobbi Kristina’s lack of movement could also lead to pneumonia and blood clots in the limbs as well as bladder infections in light of her not urinating on her own.
“When these things start happening, the body starts going into multi-organ system failure, and that’s a real problem,” Boockvar told the Daily News. “By this time, we should be seeing improvement,” he told the Daily News. “There should be some glimmer of hope and we haven’t gotten it.”
Boockvar’s assessment is the latest to come in since Bobbi Kristina was found facedown in her bathtub Jan. 31. The big question in his eyes is exactly how long was Bobbi Kristina underwater.
According to Boockvar, “after five minutes, the brain can’t go without oxygen before neurons — the thinking cells in the brain — (are affected).”
Despite how it looks, Boockvar mentioned that Bobbi Kristina’s youth a great asset to her since it could be a factor in her surviving her medical situation versus someone older who would not come out as well when the brain is deprived of oxygen.
“Kids are surprising and she’s still a kid,” Boockvar said. “(We) hope that her brain is more resilient because of her age, and hopefully things move in the right direction.”