According to a USA Today report, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s breathing tube that has been supplying her lungs oxygen has recently been removed. Her condition, however, is unchanged as doctors and the family continue to hope & pray she will pull through. A source close to the Brown family told the publication that removing Brown from the ventilator does not necessarily mean a decision has been made to take her off of life support.
Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized since Jan. 31 when her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, and a friend, found her unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.
According to Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ENT specialist at Lennox Hill Hospital, the tracheotomy procedure is typically done when people are expected to be on a ventilator for more than a couple of days. A tracheotomy is done to protect the vocal cords and to afford better access to keep the lungs clear of fluid.
“If the expectation is she’s going to be on for weeks, months – who knows how long, the best way to deliver oxygen to the lungs is through the tracheostomy” (the hole left in the throat after the tracheotomy procedure is performed).
Josephson says, “It’s a protective measure. There may be a slight scar, but in most cases that’s it.” He adds that it will not leave Brown with voice problems, “She absolutely will be able to speak.”
Bobbi’s condition has been very bleak over the past weeks but the Brown family asks that the well wishes and prayers continue to flow as they hold onto hope that she will recover. Watch This will keep you updated with the latest.