Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have had a whirlwind year with many pitfalls and unexpected occurrences, but now she’s finally shedding light on everything fans haven’t heard about in the news. According to Entertainment Tonight, Khloe is finally discussing the series of events that occurred immediately after she received the call about Lamar Odom’s drug overdose and the prognosis doctors have given him.
On Thursday, Dec. 10, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star appeared on the TODAY show where she finally opened up about everything that occurred. Although every day is a different battle, he’s finally off the ventilator and breathing on his own. For months now, fans have speculated how long it may take before Lamar mentally recovers. Khloe Kardashian has offered a recovery timeline as well.
“He’s OK. Every day is different. The good thing is he’s off of medical machines that will keep him alive. He’s learning how to walk again, and [continuing] cognitive therapy and speech therapy. They think, like, within a year and a half to two years, he might, you know — mentally — be fully recovered, but they don’t know.”
Khloe Kardashian went on to share details about Lamar’s initial prognosis. After being rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 13, the former NBA star was reportedly fighting for his life following a series of strokes and kidney failure.
Khloe Kardashian shared her reaction to the shocking call she received on that day and how their lives abruptly changed. In a matter of hours, Lamar Odom went from living his life in the fast lane to having a 50 percent chance of surviving a life-altering ordeal. Even now, doctors are still uncertain about whether he’ll make a full recovery.
“It’s a horrible call to get. Getting to the hospital and knowing he’s in a coma and having to run these tests or make medical decisions. It’s terrifying. You have to make risk-and-reward decisions. Like, OK, well, there’s an 80 percent chance if we do this operation, he might pass away. But also if we don’t do it, there’s a 90 percent chance he’ll pass away…. It was probably one of the most emotionally stressful times ever in my life.”
At the time of Lamar Odom’s brush with death, Khloe Kardashian was making strides to move forward with her own life. She revealed not only was she moving forward with their divorce, but she had also expedited their divorce proceedings to close that chapter of her life.
However, things didn’t exactly go according to plan for Khloe because their divorce proceedings came to a screeching halt when Lamar was hospitalized. She opted to stop the divorce because it was inappropriate timing in the wake of Lamar’s health scare. Although she is still dating Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden, she has revealed her divorce will no longer be expedited simply because there is no longer a reason to do so.
“I was expediting the divorce prior, and I’m still separated with him, but I’m just not expediting them anymore. There was no reason for it. And also, [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.”
For the past two months, news outlets have been digging for specific details about Lamar Odom’s health. Khloe Kardashian has shared some details but, now an inside source is also speaking out with specific details about the 36-year-old’s day-to-day progress.
According to Yahoo! Celebrity, an insider has revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Lamar isn’t doing very well and still struggles with cognitive impairments. In fact, the insider has revealed he even has trouble remembering his own name from time to time.
“He’s not doing great. His speech is still slurred and he can barely walk on his own yet. He forgets a lot of people’s names — sometimes even his own. He definitely has some memory loss.”
Although the insider’s information have yet to be confirmed or denied, the claims are likely based on the recovery timeline Khloe Kardashian revealed. Lamar Odom is also expected to be discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and transferred to a rehabilitation center sometime this month.
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