Lamar Odom Leaves Hospital Bed; Kardashians Unite Around Him
After regaining consciousness, Lamar Odom was finally able to leave his hospital bed. Read on for more details.
According to Mail Online, 35-year-old former NBA star Lamar Odom will have to learn to talk and walk again. Odom will undergo rehabilitation and that is expected to take many months. TMZ reported earlier that Odom might have suffered undetermined permanent damage to his body after he was found in an unconscious state on Tuesday at a Nevada brothel.
Odom is now slowly improving but he is expected to undergo therapies for several months. According to reports, his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, has promised to stay with him throughout the ordeal that he is currently facing. People said that Kardashian refused to leave her estranged husband.
Since he woke up, Odom’s health has been improving and the Kardashian family united around his bedside over the weekend. E! News reported that he was able to move around and socialize for the first time, and that he is “heading in the right direction.”
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the two-time NBA champion was able to speak sentences and even send text messages. However, most of his communication comes through simple thumbs up and down. His aunt’s spokesman confirmed that he was improving and able to breath on his own. He was also helped out of his bed and passed a critical swallow test. It was reported that the doctors already removed his breathing tube.
“This is great progress but there is always the possibility of setbacks,” a source said.
Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Kendall Jenner went to the Sunrise Hospital in Nevada when they heard the good news. Despite splitting from his husband, Khloe Kardashian kept a 24-hour vigil beside Odom. Kendall flew in from London, where she has been working as a professional model.
“As a family we’ve decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar. Thank you for your kindness and understanding during his difficult time,” the Kardashian family said.
Photo source: Instagram/Kris Jenner