Nearly five months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late pop star Whitney Houston, has been moved from a rehabilitation facility to a hospice.
"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," Pat Houston, Whitney Houston's sister-in-law and Brown's co-guardian with Bobby Brown, said in a statement on Wednesday. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."
She did not specify the hospice. In March, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, had been moved from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital to an unnamed nearby rehabilitation center.
Bobby Brown's representative did not return a Newsday request for comment. His attorney said in a statement on May 8, "Both Mr. Brown and Ms. Houston are jointly responsible for decisions related to Krissi's care and medical needs."
Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, had sharply criticized Pat Houston in a lengthy and rambling Facebook post on June 16, writing in part, "The BIG lie has been told again that my niece Bobbi Kristina is going to be brought home only to leave us. . . . [she] is not on life support any and . . . is continuing today to improve."
Yet early last month, Whitney Houston's mother, gospel and soul-music legend Cissy Houston, said that despite some family-members' optimistic suggestions, the prognosis for her granddaughter remained dire. "She's the same," Houston told "Entertainment Tonight." "She's not progressing at all. She's the same. That's all I can say."
After being discovered facedown and unconscious on Jan. 31 by her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, and friend Max Lomas, Brown was taken by ambulance to North Fulton Hospital in her hometown of Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta. She later was moved to Emory.