Lamar Odom has severe memory loss resulting from the drug overdose allegedly responsible for the medical crisis he suffered in a Nevada brothel. Khloe Kardashian rushed to be with her estranged husband, and since has supported Lamar in his recovery. But although he remains in the hospital to be treated, new details are emerging revealing the severity of the brain damage incurred by Odom, reported Yahoo.
Kardashian previously claimed that Lamar might be completely recovered from the brain damage in less than two years. But an insider gave ET a different account of how severely Odom is impaired. At 36, Lamar has a noticeable memory problem, difficulty in communicating, and even challenges walking by himself.
“He’s not doing great,” summed up the insider. “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.”
“They all pop in to see him [at Ceders-Sinai Medical Center],” added the insider.
Khloe Kardashian Confesses Severe Lamar Odom Brain Damage
Kardashian did admit that even Lamar has been receiving in-depth therapy treatments for months, he clearly does not process information. For example, she confessed that Odom can’t express appreciation for her ongoing support.
“I don’t know if he can right now,” admitted the reality TV star. “Like, I don’t know if he fully understands everything, but I know he is grateful… It’s going to be a long road and he has to walk that road. It’s going to be a long time.”
For Khloe, it’s been challenging, the result has been extreme anxiety and stress. She even had a staph infection that forced her to cancel a book tour.
“Real talk: We’re all human and have to deal with sh*t like anxiety. This is how I cope!!!” shared the reality TV star.
The result was a video of her new nephew.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Visit Lamar Odom
As the Inquisitr reported, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their son early, and named him Saint West. Kim and her new baby boy had been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the same hospital as Lamar.
Prior to the arrival of their second child, Kim and Kanye visited Odom, with Kim recounting the tale.
“We did visit Lamar today, and we played him [Kanye’s] new album [SWISH],” said Khloe’s older sister. “And then when I was done I said, ‘Did you like the music?’ and he said, ‘Loved it.’ ”
But despite support from her family about the health challenges faced by Odom and the charm and delight that she feels about her new “cute and so perfect” nephew, Khloe is struggling to survive the rest of 2015.
Khloe Kardashian & Kris Jenner Battle Over Lamar Odom
Khloe has never hesitated to reveal what she’s thinking. And when she discovered that “momager” Kris Jenner had decided to “help” manage the intricate relationship between Khloe and her estranged husband, Lamar, Kardashian expressed her fury in no uncertain terms, reported People.
The episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians featuring the battle between mom and daughter over Odom showed how Khloe reacted to the decision by Jenner to “momager” relationships. It also revealed how Khloe sought to move on amidst the finalization of her divorce from Lamar.
When it was filmed, both Kardashian and Odom had done the required paperwork, but it remained for a judge to do the finalization. However, following the medical crisis faced by Lamar, the reality TV star put the divorce on hold.
In the episode, however, her anger when she learned that Kris had provided Odom with her new phone number and had been chatting with Lamar using FaceTime and texting was evident.
“It infuriates me and it hurts my feelings. I love that love that she has for him … but sometimes you have to keep relationships separate,” Khloe told the cameras.
But Jenner defended her decision to communicate with Odom.
“I feel like he needs us,” Kris clarified. “Lamar doesn’t have a lot of extended family so when he reaches out, I’m going to respond. That’s what my heart tells me to do.”
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