Not even life support machines can keep Bobbi Kristina Brown breathing for much longer.
The troubled daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B star Bobby Brown took a turn for the worse two weeks after she was found unresponsive inside a bathtub at her Georgia home, according to reports.
Both TMZ.com and RadarOnline.com reported Saturday that Bobbi Kristina’s organs were starting to shut down.
The comatose young woman’s namesake father is the one insisting on using machines to sustain Bobbi as the medical ordeal stretched into its third week.
Last week, the former New Edition member said he believed that the power of prayer might produce a miracle. Aspiring singer and actress Bobbi Kristina was Houston’s only child.
Other relatives, though convinced of the futility of Bobby Brown’s efforts, will not argue against his wishes, TMZ.com reported.
The 21-year-old never regained consciousness after her boyfriend Nick Gordon and a friend discovered her in a tragedy reminiscent of her famous mother’s death three years ago.
Bobbi Kristina was facedown in the water and not breathing inside the bathroom at her suburban Atlanta residence. Her mother drowned in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel in February 2012.
Gordon, who has said he was married to Bobbi Kristina, is fighting to gain access to the dying woman at Emory University Hospital — but unidentified family members are keeping him away, RadarOnline said Saturday.
There was reportedly a restraining order keeping Gordon, 25, a minimum of 200 feet away from Brown. The two were raised as brother and sister by Houston after Gordon’s mother could no longer take care of him.
The dire prognosis came just days after family members said she was showing signs of improvement.
At a candlelight vigil on Monday, her aunt Tina Brown said Bobbi’s condition was “progressing” and “getting better.” Another aunt, Keolah Brown, told Fox 5 Atlanta that Bobbi was “moving her eyes” and family members were feeling more optimistic.
The case remains shrouded in mystery, with no word on how Bobbi Kristina wound up unconscious in the tub.
Police opened an investigation into the case after discovering that she suffered facial injuries before she was found unresponsive. There were also reports of an accidental drug overdose — another similarity to her mother’s early demise. The coroner listed cocaine as a contributing factor to Houston’s death.
Whitney Houston’s death sent Bobbi Kristina into an emotional tailspin, and she was hospitalized for depression within days. There were also reports of battles with drugs and alcohol as she struggled to adjust to life without her mother.
Houston received custody of Bobbi after her 2007 divorce from Bobby Brown.
Source: NY Daily News