Latest Update On Bobbi Kristina Brown: Whitney Houston's Daughter Turns 22, Continues to 'Fight the Battle of Her Life'

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Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 Wednesday, still in a medically-induced coma in her Atlanta hospital room, as her late mother Whitney Houston's family posted an update asking for continued prayers.
Bobby Kristina Brown pictured with her late mother, Whitney Houston. Photo:

As her 22nd birthday passes, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, continues to "fight the battle of her life" nearly two months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub.

"Today is Bobbi Kristina's 22nd birthday and we ask you to continue to keep her in your prayers as she is still fighting the battle of her life," Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Pat Houston, wrote on Wednesday.

The post, which was shared on the family's website, also included several sweet photos of Bobbi Kristina and her late mother, Whitney Houston, who died three years ago following an accidental drowning brought on by heart disease and cocaine use.  

As previously reported by the Gospel Herald, Bobbi Kristina suffered "violent seizures" last week after being taken out of a medically-induced coma, forcing doctors at Emory University Hospital to place her back into the coma.

"[She has shown] absolutely no signs of life lately," the family source told the AFP. "It is really on Bobby Brown's shoulders to let her go in peace," the insider continued, adding that Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, Cissy Houston, has come to terms with the idea of removing her life support.

"It is something that the Houston and Brown families had agreed to do as early as February 11, but Bobby Brown reneged," the source said.

Bobbi Kristina has continued to fight for her life since she was found face down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia home in late January. According to medical experts, the 22 year old was deprived of oxygen while in the bathtub for anywhere from two to fifteen minutes. Doctors have since removed her breathing tube, but have kept her on a ventilator and feeding tube. While experts say Bobbi Kristina likely has significant brain damage, they say the seizures are a strong indication that she is not, in fact, brain dead.

While the exact cause of her current condition remains unknown, a report which surfaced last month claimed Bobbi Kristina was under the influence of drugs and drinking heavily on the morning she was found unresponsive, and had been using cocaine, heroin, and Xanax in the months prior to the incident.

"How thin she had gotten is an indicator," the source told People. "This girl was trying hard, but she didn't have any support system. She was still dealing with a lot of grief over her mother." 

Police also treating her case as a criminal investigation due to suspicious bruising and other marks found on her body.

"Foul play is being investigated, including drug use and possibly cover-up to remove evidence from the crime scene," the family source told PEOPLE magazine.

Investigators have named Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, 24 year old Nick Gordon, as a person of interest, as the two shared a tumultuous, and often violent, relationship. According to reports, Brown family has told Gordon he will not be allowed to visit Bobbi Kristina until he reveals exactly what happened the evening before she was found.

However, Gordon continues to insist he had nothing to do with her current condition, and Tweeted his affection for her on Wednesday: "Happy birthday baby," he wrote. "I wish I was there with you to hold you and be by your side." 

In the meantime, Cissy Houston and Bobby Brown have reportedly remained tirelessly by the young woman's bedside, hoping and praying for a miracle. "We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina," Brown said in a statement. "God is hearing our prayers."