While various Kardashian’s keep making pilgrimages to the hospital to visit Lamar Odom (on camera, of course), Odom’s health is at a bit of a stalemate. Though he is out of the coma and has improved, it’s not enough to even move him to a rehab facility. There are some extreme conditions in this case that need to be taken into account. First, his size. Lamar Odom is close to seven feet tall, and it takes several people to move him. Next, security. Odom requires intensive security to guard his privacy.
According to the Inquisitr, Odom’s condition is not exactly the way the Kardashian media machine is making it out to be. The Kardashians have said that Lamar Odom is speaking, but sources recently revealed that all Odom can do right now is mumble. Sources are also questioning the morality of using Odom for television show ratings and making his tragedy a major storyline on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Radar Online revealed that Lamar Odom is still incontinent and worse, which adds to the list of reasons why he is still in the hospital. It seems that the messages that let Odom know he needs to use the bathroom aren’t getting through, so he still requires adult diapers and changes of clothes.
“The soiled underwear is sent out to a laundry service that returns it the next day to his hospital room,” the source explained. “Doctors are hopeful that as Lamar continues to recover, the incontinence won’t be an issue.”
His condition is confusing to Odom, who is still struggling with communication issues.
Odom, 36, “has tried to hide the incontinence from visitors as it’s obviously very embarrassing for him. Everyone has been very supportive and no one has joked about it. It’s just terribly humbling and sad to see Lamar struggling.”
There also seems to be a bit of a power struggle between Liza Morales, the mother of Odom’s children, and Khloe Kardashian, Odom’s soon-to-be ex-wife.
The Hollywood Gossip is reporting that communication and mobility are two of Odom’s biggest problems.
“Unfortunately, Odom suffered 12 strokes in the hours before he was hospitalized, and his family and friends were cautioned that he would likely sustain permanent brain damage.”
They are also reporting that, hopefully, a rehab facility can be found at some point after the holidays.
The Mirror is reporting that despite improvements, Odom will never be the same and may never be able to live on his own.
“Lamar Odom’s health is improving but sources claim he will never be the same again after his drugs collapse. The basketball legend, who almost died after going on a four-day bender at a legal brothel, came out of a coma in mid October but he has a long way to go in his recovery process.”
Hopefully, whatever power struggle is going on between Morales and Khloe Kardashian can be worked out for the benefit of Lamar Odom. Over the holiday weekend, Morales took to Facebook to express her feeling towards supporters and against those who have abandoned her family, including his children Destiny and Lamar Jr.
“I can’t forget to thank the people that knew my children since toddler age, that turned their backs, and prioritized business relationships.
“You see, it’s not about who was there cheering in the stands at basketball games. No, this is real life. What matters is who was with you when you were at your lowest. Thankful.”
Ouch! This seems to be a foreshadowing of rough roads ahead in the case of Lamar Odom and his future care.
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