Lamar Odom Health Update: Brothel Workers Return To Love Ranch, $75,000 Bill Paid In Full

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Lamar Odom has been in the hospital for nearly two months, and sadly, he hasn’t been recovering the way many hoped he would.

In addition to struggling with “ongoing incontinence,” as reported by Radar Online, People Magazine recently revealed that Lamar Odom’s life “will never be the same.” According to the magazine’s source, Lamar Odom was unable to walk, and he was dealing with communication issues, as well.

While there has been no official word on how long Lamar Odom will remain in the hospital, People Magazine said it would be a “long time” before he is back home, and once he is, his recovery will be ongoing. In fact, the source claimed Lamar Odom would need full-time care as he is unable to take care of himself.

On December 2, the New York Daily News confirmed Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe returned to work at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch shortly after Thanksgiving. The two women, who were working at the legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada, when Lamar Odom was found unconscious, had reportedly gone into hiding after his October 13 hospitalization. Although there was no evidence that the ladies had participated in any illegal activity with the former NBA player, there was speculation that they may have been hiding secrets about their time with Lamar Odom. However, according to Hof, Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe participated in a recent company meeting, where they answered several questions regarding Lamar Odom’s overdose.

“I’m now satisfied they didn’t do anything wrong,” Hof told the New York Daily News on Wednesday. “I talked to them. I’m confident they weren’t involved with any drugs with [Lamar Odom].”

Hof went on to reveal that while the absence of the two women was a bit odd at first, he understands why they went MIA amid the media circus involving Lamar Odom.

“Maybe they didn’t respond so well when they bailed out, but they were confused and scared. They had a lot of people beating down their doors and had never dealt with anything like that before. We were all tested.”

On October 13, Lamar Odom was found unconscious in his VIP room at the facility by Ryder Cherry, 25, and at least one other person, and right away, 911 was called. From there, Lamar Odom was taken to a nearby hospital, and he was later transferred to a second hospital; the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

“The fortunate thing is that everyone did the right thing when it mattered,” Hof said of his worker’s response. “They got the paramedics there. If it wasn’t for their fast response, [Lamar Odom] might be dead.”

Upon arrival at the Sunrise Hospital, Lamar Odom was in a coma, and he remained in his unresponsive state until three days later. Once he was awake and communicating, Lamar Odom was taken via medical helicopter to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he remains under medical care.

Hof also confirmed to the New York Daily News that Lamar Odom’s $75,000 bill for his time at the Love Ranch had been paid in full after initial issues stopped the credit card company from paying.

“American Express originally canceled the transaction and gave us five different excuses. We went back and forth. Then all of a sudden the money was in our account. It just showed up… I assume Khloe or [Lamar Odom] told American Express to fix this, but I don’t know.”

During his time at the Love Ranch, which lasted a few days, Lamar Odom was said to have imbibed Cognac and taken herbal Viagra pills.

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