Lamar Odom has a support team of friends and family, and that includes estranged wife Khloe Kardashian. The reality TV star has been by his side since she learned that he had been found, unconscious, in a brothel after an overdose. Initially, Lamar experienced what seemed like a miraculous recovery from the point where some thought he would never again open his eyes. But now, Odom seems to have slowed in terms of his progress, still having problems walking, talking, and even in remembering. As a result, it's not certain whether Lamar can even leave the hospital by Christmas, reported E! News.
Regardless of whether Odom is moved to a rehab facility or remains in Cedars hospital, his children will be visiting him for the holidays. Khloe also has visited her estranged husband, and the plan is to move him to a rehab facility near her home in Calabasas, where the rest of the Kardashians also reside.
Since October 19, Odom has remained at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, following his initial "miracle" of coming out of a coma. However, he is having problems in making significant progress during his rehabilitation recently, including alternating a wheelchair with a walker rather than being able to walk on his own. That may provide a sad shock to his children, who include Lamar Jr., 13, and Destiny, 17. Their mother is Lamar's ex, Liza Morales.
Although it was only three steps without using his walker, it was viewed as a major accomplishment, coupled with better mobility in terms of his arms. Khloe was there when Lamar succeeded in lifting his arm over his head to lift up his hood.
And although the memory loss continues, with Odom forgetting names, at times even not knowing his own name, he reportedly did recognize one staff hospital member recently.
However, an insider expressed concern to ET about the memory problems that continue to plague Odom. Kardashian claimed that her 36-year-old estranged husband might experience full mental recovery in less than 18 months, but the insider gave a different account.
"He's not doing great," said that source. "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."
Kardashian, meanwhile, has gradually returning to her regular life. And for the reality TV star, after succeeding in taking off 35 pounds and writing a book about it, that means flaunting her fit and fabulous body.