by Rosalyn Oshmyansky
A source close to the family tells ET that her father Bobby Brown, husband Nick Gordon and others have been advised to prepare for the worst and that the longer the 21-year-old remains in the coma, the more likely it will be that she will not regain consciousness. They are praying for her recovery but have also started to discuss how they would handle funeral arrangements.
"Privacy is requested in this matter. Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time," Bobby said in a statement.
The daughter of the late Whitney Houston was found in a bathtub unconscious after an apparent drug overdose on Saturday morning at 10:25 a.m. Another source told ET that she was in "bad shape" when she was first found unconscious. She was taken to North Fulton Hospital and placed on a ventilator.
Local police have a search warrant and have swept the house for drugs as they continue their ongoing investigation into what happened in Brown's home.
It has been almost three years since Houston died of accidental drowning on Feb. 11, 2012. The effects of heart disease and cocaine use also contributed to her death. Brown's incident comes two weeks after Lifetime aired the Angela Bassett-directed biopic, Whitney.