Doctors have removed Bobbi Kristina Brown’s breathing tube. But her condition remains unchanged, a source close to the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly about it tells USA TODAY. There has been no official update on her health status, and the removal from the ventilator does not indicate any decision has been made as to her life support.
Brown has been on a ventilator since Jan. 31, when she was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her bath tub in her Roswell, Ga., townhouse. According to Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ENT specialist at Lennox Hill Hospital, the tracheostomy procedure is typically done when people are expected to be on a ventilator for more than a couple of days.
As for reading anything into the situation, Josephson cautions against that. “I’ve seen cases where you think the patient should come out of it and they don’t. And of course there are cases where you’re telling the family the patient may never come out of it and two days later they wake up.”