Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Moved to New Facility
Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, reports TMZ.
The site says that doctors started to remove life support to see if there was any change in her condition, but she remained the same. The new facility is supposedly better suited for long-term care.
Bobby Brown looked somber as he climbed into his car outside the Emory hospital. Her aunt, Pat Houston, appeared to be carrying some of her belongings and stuffed animals, along with copies of "Whitney: Tribute to an Icon.” Possibly gifts for the staff.
A few weeks ago, ExtraTV.com spoke with Dr. Sasan Yadegar, Neurosurgical Director with Dignity Health Northridge Hospital and Trauma Center, about Bobbi Kristina's condition and what hope there was for her recovery.
Dr. Yadegar, who has never treated Bobbi Kristina, said the family should remain hopeful. In his experience, it can take patients three to six months to wake up after an anoxic brain injury (global lack of oxygen to the brain). Age is also on her side. Yadegar explained that someone in their early twenties has a better chance at making a recovery than an older person.
He went on to say, “In the best of circumstances, what happens with these patients is that you expect the first thing to return is some respiratory function, the second thing to return is their eyes may open. They may not follow commands but their eyes may open. The third thing is movement of the upper and lower extremities. That is not to commands, but due to some type of stimulus, and then slowly, and God willing, they start following some commands.”
Yadegar continued, “Once they start following commands, you commit them to a rehab center, which means they exercise the upper and lower extremities. Hopefully, they get the patient back up walking and sitting in a chair and then ultimately they work with them with the speech therapy to get them to talk again and understand the speech and learn how to get around and get by with their lives… learn how to feed themselves and so on and so forth. It can take up to two years to get all of those things done.”
If Bobbi Kristina does wake up, she could face many more challenges. Yadegar said there is almost no chance of a patient waking up “100 percent” recovered, explaining that many wake up with sight, speech or mobility problems.
“To expect a full recovery is absolutely not possible,” he said.
Family and friends continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina and hope for the best.