Lamar Odom was discovered unconscious on October 13 following an alleged drug overdose at a brothel in Nevada. Since that day when Khloe Kardashian was told that her estranged husband had mere hours left of his life, Lamar has slowly been recovering in what some consider a miracle, reported Us Weekly.
The 36-year-old has been receiving rehabilitation treatment to help him with skills such as talking and walking. However, Odom’s ability to process communication remains a challenge, a source told Us.
“He talks a bit more each day and walks with a walker, but still has trouble processing his thoughts. It’s very slow,” added the insider.
The current plan calls for Lamar to move to a rehab center close to Khloe’s house in Calabasas. The 31-year-old reality TV star has been visiting Odom faithfully, taking on the role of his medical adviser. And even when Kim Kardashian gave birth to Saint West at the same hospital, Khloe kept up her visits, hopping from one room to the next to visit her nephew and estranged husband.
Can Lamar Odom Ever Fully Recover?
As for whether Lamar can ever fully recover, Kardashian shared the grim prognosis, reported CeleBuzz.
“He is learning how to walk again and learning cognitive therapy and speech therapy,” explained Khloe.
But it’s the question of whether Odom can recover from the brain damage that occurred that remains unknown, admitted the reality TV star.
“They think, like, within a year and a half to two years that, mentally, he might be fully recovered. But they don’t know,” she confessed.
Why Has Khloe Kardashian Has Become Lamar’s Medical Adviser?
Because of the brain damage and the fact that she legally remains his wife, Kardashian has taken on the role of making Lamar’s health decisions. In addition, Khloe has now revealed that Odom put it in his will that she has that responsibility.
“[It’s] in his will that I’m always the medical adviser. And it was just — he had no one else to make these decisions for him,” added Khloe.
As for her divorce from Lamar, Kardashian had filed but then been hesitant to finalize it even before the overdose, reported the Daily Mail.
Why Khloe Waited To Finalize Divorce
And now Khloe finally is revealing why, even though she and Odom broke up in December 2013, she waited before finalizing it. Kardashian says she had secretly been hoping for a reconciliation and a commitment on Lamar’s part to heal the wounds in their marriage that resulted from his cheating and drug abuse.
“He can’t commit to making us better,” Khloe says she’s finally accepted.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians revealed how Kardashian really felt about Odom prior to his almost deadly overdose at the brothel in Nevada.
“I can still love him – but I have to love and let go,” said Khloe sorrowfully. “[The relationship is] toxic on my current life.”
Kim Kardashian Offers Her Input On Khloe And Lamar
When it comes to whether Khloe will again decide to try to reunite with Lamar and make their relationship work, Kim Kardashian has her own views on the topic, reported E! News.
“I feel like you finally are done,” Kim informed Khloe. “You’re way closer to being over it, where before I thought you were so into it. I was like, ‘Oh God, here we go.’”
But that comment got a fast retort from her sister. When it comes to her relationship with Odom, Khloe contends that there’s a dramatic difference between being kind and reconciling.
“Because you mistake my kindness for me going back with someone,” Khloe asserted. “You don’t marry someone and then you could cut them out of your life that easily. I care about Lamar so I want the best for him. I want the best for his well-being.”
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