Bobbi Kristina Brown underwent a tracheotomy this week to help avoid infection with her breathing tube.
Unfortunately, the question on everyone’s mind is whether it’s time to let the 21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston go.
“The tracheotomy is a different place for the tube to go,” the family source told People magazine. “Everything else remains the same. It’s a waiting game. The family is hoping and waiting.”
According to the source, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition is unchanged since she was found unresponsive in the bath tub of her Roswell, Georgia home on Jan. 31. Her condition has been reported as “grim” and still critical.
“It’s a normal procedure to have the tracheotomy because if you have a breathing tube down there for a long time, it can cause an infection,” said the source.
“She is still critical and we don’t know what the outcome will be,” the source added. “No one is giving up on this kid.”
While still in critical condition, Bobbi Kristina Brown undergoes a tracheotomy http://t.co/YkKcRerIae pic.twitter.com/K0pvrRrIjX
— People magazine (@peoplemag) February 19, 2015
Those who refuse to give up on Bobbi Kristina Brown include father Bobby Brown and grandmother Cissy Houston, who are maintaining a bedside vigil, all the while praying and refusing to believe she can’t be saved.
The tracheotomy, which was first reported by RadarOnline, is causing a different sort of worry of for those who love and hope for her recovery.
“There’s a medical reason behind [the tracheotomy], but it’s making things clear to everyone how serious this is,” said the source. “Even if she wakes up, there’s a possibility that this could do some damage to her vocal cords, I hear.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown had a tracheotomy this week to prevent infection: http://t.co/qCM398GP5X pic.twitter.com/36kEIJF66t
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 20, 2015
“This is happening because there are no other options,” the source added to People. “If there was another way, Bobby would do it.”
The family has been relying on their faith and believe that Bobbi Kristina Brown can, and will, be healed.