by Raphael Chestang
As Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in a medically induced coma, sources tell ET that her family is reportedly meeting today to decide whether or not she should remain on life support.
Bobbi Kristina's grandmother Cissy Houston and her father Bobby Brown have been maintaining a constant vigil by
her bedside, and according to sources, the family strongly believes in
the power of prayer and none of them wants to take Bobbi Kristina off of
Last week, Bobby Brown's nephew Shayne told ET that Bobbi Kristina is "progressing."
"She's getting better," Shayne said. "We just ask for people to continue to pray."
Bobbi Kristina, 21, was discovered unresponsive in her bath
tub on Jan. 31, and was rushed to a hospital in Rosewell, Ga. The
hospitalization came just days ahead of the third anniversary of her
mother Whitney Houston's death.
the family continues to hold out hope for Bobbi Kristina's recovery,
Dr. Julian Bragg, a neurologist at Midtown Neurology in Atlanta, who is
not one of Bobbi Kristina's doctors, tells ET about what the
Houston-Brown families could be facing based on similar cases.
options presented to the family at this point are very difficult," Dr.
Julian Bragg told ET. "People aren't able to predict what's going to
happen. The big decision is often between what kind of life the person's
going to have and how long they're going to have it. While very heroic
measures can be taken to keep a body alive, often it's difficult to
decide if that life is going to be the type that that person would want
If Bobbi Kristina were to regain consciousness, Dr. Bragg tells ET it could be a long road to recovery.
"After spending more than two weeks in a medically induced
coma, or for any cause, the body goes through a number of changes," Dr.
Bragg says. "There is a significant decrease in muscle strength both in
terms of moving the limbs and in terms of breathing. Often people
require extensive strengthening not only in being able to sit, stand and
move around, but even simpler things like swallowing and breathing."
the unfortunate event of her passing, sources tell ET that any service
for Bobbi Kristina would be held in Atlanta, where she grew up, but that
her body would be laid to rest in New Jersey next to her beloved mother