UPDATE: Doctors Say Bobbi Kristina Will Have A Long Life, But…

bobbi-k2Two days after Bobby Brown said his daughter’s condition had improved, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grandmother Cissy Houston revealed on Monday that her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has “irreversible brain damage.”

The mother of the late Whitney Houston spoke out in a statement to PEOPLE after Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, 46, told a crowd at a concert in Dallas on Saturday that Bobbi was “awake” and “watching” him perform.

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“I have just returned from visiting my granddaughter Bobbi Kristina in the hospital, and while she is no longer in a medically induced coma, she has a tracheotomy, and according to the doctors she has global and irreversible brain damage and remains unresponsive,” Houston said in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday.

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A tracheotomy is a surgical procedure which consists of making an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea (windpipe). The resulting stoma (hole), or tracheostomy, can serve independently as an airway or as a site for a tracheostomy tube to be inserted; this tube allows a person to…