Lamar Odom almost didn’t make it to see 2016. Just three months ago, doctors were telling his wife, Khloe Kardashian, that he had hours to live. Odom was found unresponsive at a brothel in Nevada. He had been partying there for days with drugs and hookers. Odom has been in a very bad way the last few years, and earlier this year, he was served with divorce papers from Kardashian. The two were thought to be soulmates, and then things changed. Just as Kardashian was getting the nerve up to completely cut off Odom, the news of his dire state reached her.
After being in the hospital for three months, Lamar Odom is now in a private rehab facility. According to Us Weekly, Lamar Odom was moved on Jan. 6 without anyone knowing. It was set up by Khloe Kardashian and is close to her home. The entire event of moving Odom was kept secret from his family as well. Now that two days have passed, more information is being leaked about the facility and Odom’s condition.
Initially there wasn’t much hope for recovery. The doctors told Kardashian her husband had hours to live, and she rushed to be by his side. As the days progressed, Odom fought for his life. Many are saying it was to win his wife back and whatever the reason was, he is still here three months later. While things aren’t back to where they should be, Odom is awake and aware of his surroundings.
During the holidays, Lamar Odom spent time with his kids. His first photos since being admitted to the hospital were posted by his children. Odom is looking well, especially for all that he has endured over the last 90 days or so. As time passes, things are improving when it comes to Odom’s healing. There is still a long way to go, but steps are headed in the right direction. There is a small glimmer of hope among fans that Khloe Kardashian will decide to rekindle her romance with Odom, especially since she stopped the divorce proceedings after his hospitalization. Their relationship isn’t perfect, but she loves him and his children. In fact, she is the one who paid to have them fly out to be with their father during this difficult time.
There is still a long road ahead for Lamar Odom as far as recovery is concerned. While he did wake up on his own from the coma and has completed dialysis, there is so much more to improve for Odom. According to a report from E! Online, a full recovery is possible for Lamar Odom. So far, his progress has been nothing short of a miracle. Khloe Kardashian mentioned that in one to two years, Odom could have all of his speech and cognitive abilities restored. Currently he is undergoing therapy to learn how to talk and walk again. Odom suffered a stroke during the overdose, which caused things to become jumbled in his brain. Currently they are focusing on the basic tasks before tackling memory restoration.
While it is unknown where Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian stand, there is still hope for a reconciliation. Their relationship and marriage was chronicled on Keeping Up With the Kardashians for several seasons and while they had their issues, many believed they would last forever. Kardashian let Odom go and gave him space, and he didn’t return to her. Finally a near-death experience is what brought them back together. Odom is lucky to be alive, and he finally knows that. He has been sober since the admittance to the hospital, which raises his chances of remaining clean in the future. Lamar Odom is a fighter and he will emerge from this better than ever.
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