Bobbi Kristina Brown: What's True and What's False?

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Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down and unresponsive in her bathtub in Roswell, Georgia almost two weeks ago--and since that time lots of things have cropped up in the media about her condition. Does anyone--besides doctors and those at her bedside--know what is true and what is false regarding her situation?

People magazine reports that Bobbi Kristina Brown is, in fact, on life support. Her breathing is aided by a ventilator. She hasn't regained consciousness since being found in the bathtub.

"She's got some color back," an unnamed family member told the publication, "but she's still not responding."

The rumor that Bobbi Kristina Brown would be removed from life support on the anniversary of her mother, Whitney Houston's, death on February 11th was false. This was determined ahead of the 11th via a statement from Bobby Brown's lawyer.

What is the deal with Nick Gordon? He and Bobbi Kristina Brown weren't ever married, yet called themselves husband and wife. A recent report says Nick Gordon isn't at Bobbi Kristina's bedside because the family has made it known he isn't welcome there.

It seems that different relatives of Bobbi Kristina have different ideas of what her condition is, and those relatives have voiced their beliefs via social media.

For example, her cousin Jerod Brown said the doctors "don't see any hope."

Bobbi Kristina's Aunt Leolah, however, spoke with Fox News in Atlanta, and told them her niece is "still on life support," she is "opening her eyes ... There are a couple more things that she's doing but Krissi is doing well right now."

Another member of the family said, "She is not brain dead. There is hope."

People magazine spoke with doctors who say Bobbi Kristina Brown's chances of making a recovery are based mostly on how long she was underwater in that bathtub.

"Even minutes [without air] can be grim," neurologist Eli Zimmerman of Massachusetts General Hospital said.

Columbia University's Department of Neurology explained to People that eye opening--as in the case of Bobbi Kristina Brown opening her eyes from time to time while in a coma--can still be "accompanied by a total lack of cognitive or mental activity of any type."

That said, no one really knows the real condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown, besides those hearing direct news from her doctors. And since nothing official has been announced to the media for quite some time, that leaves everyone wondering, hoping, and praying.

The Bobbi Kristina Brown case has become an official investigation. That likely leaves some wondering if information is being kept mum until the investigation is complete.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.