Lamar Odom's Road to Recovery: Here's What We Know So Far

lamar odomThings are looking up for Lamar Odom. Since the basketball player has been admitted to Sunrise hospital in Nevada after being found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, he's reportedly been making progress. Odom has spoken to Khloe Kardashian, according to reports, in addition to a few other small victories. That said, though, the NBA star still has a ways to go.  


Sources say that there's always the possibility for setbacks in situations like this, but everyone is feeling positive right now. According to an E! insider, Odom recently said "hey baby" and "good morning" to Khloe Kardashian. He's also been communicating with hand symbols and has begun breathing on his own, without the help of a ventilator. 

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Doctors also have decreased the amount of oxygen Odom is getting through the non rebreather mask he's using using. The next move is to take him off of it entirely. Additionally, he's passed a swallow test and even moved to a chair from his bed with some assistance. All positive signs and no doubt everyone is feeling good right now. 

The extent of long-term damage still isn't really known, but Odom is being closely watched by neurologists and cardiologists, and Kardashian evidently hasn't left his side since everything went down. Talk about a support system. 

Hopefully Odom will continue to make progress in the upcoming weeks ... and even more so, hopefully this will be the wake-up call he so desperately needed. Thoughts and prayers to Odom, Kardashian, and everyone else who's by his side. 


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