5:15 PM ET:
Just when the odds were nearly all against him, Lamar Odom looks like he’s going to have a full recovery, and having his wife Khloe Kardashian with him through this was definitely a big help. Doctors at the hospital have upgraded his condition as he is now breathing completely on his own without the aid of an oxygen mask or ventilator.
Doctors are keeping him on an oxygen mask though as a way to bring up his oxygen levels for better recovery of his vital organs that were failing earlier this week. His heart is doing very well, and his kidneys have begun to respond also. His two other organs are still not responding so he’s not out of the woods yet, but he’s making some amazing progress on his journey out.
As someone who has gone through this with a family member, this is truly a miracle, and I have to give Khloe Kardashian credit for being there the entire time for Lamar. Just having a loved one (even an estranged one) can make all the difference in someone’s recovery.
6:02 PM ET: Doctors have realized that Lamar Odom did not go without oxygen which is a rather large factor for his regaining consciousness. The only thing that can be a problem is the series of strokes he had once he was admitted to the hospital. This is more good news so fingers crossed that those strokes didn’t cause brain damage.
3:45 PM ET: Finally, some good news to report! The doctors have been able to get Lamar Odom to breath for a short time off the ventilator with the aid of a breathing mask. They are going back and forth to try and get him onto the breathing mask as a good step down to breathing on his own. With his heart responding, this is definitely a sign of improvement, but his other organs that were failing have shown no recovery yet.
The doctors don’t know if he’s capable of breathing on his own yet, but it gives a slim glimmer of hope that he’s able to use a breathing mask, even for a short period of time. No word yet on brain damage yet, but that’s something that Lamar has to truly regain consciousness to fully understand.
10:00 AM ET: A glimmer of hope for Lamar Odom as this heart function has improved. His heart, kidneys and two other organs were failing, but having one organ respond does give some form of hope. Khloe is the only person allowed in the room with him now as the doctors do not want to be stimulated in any way in hopes of his improving. There hasn’t been any word on how his kidneys or other two organs are faring, but with one organ responding and functioning, there’s a slim chance the others may do as well.
This still doesn’t answer about how well his brain functions will be, but unlike the situation with Bobbi Kristina Brown, Lamar did not lose as much oxygen to the brain as she did. This has given a bit of hope to all.
7:00 PM ET: The Love Ranch is being questioned about how Lamar Odom wound up spending $75K during his long weekend stay there. His family and the Kardashians are asking for a full accounting which had us pose a few questions of our own. You can check out that article here.
3:00 PM ET: The Kardashian family including, Kim, Kourtney, Kris and Kylie Jenner are leaving Vegas to head back to Los Angeles. They’ve been at the hospital since yesterday, but now have to get back to their life and commitments. Not surprising, Khloe is remaining behind to stay with Lamar as she’s already been making medical decisions, and she may have to make one of the biggest decisions of her life soon.
Kendall Jenner will be joining Khloe todays as she was in London when this happened.
2:00 PM ET: Kourtney Kardashian sent out this tweet for Lamar Odom:
Other media are now picking up what we said about Lamar’s condition not improving even though it was believed he had squeezed Khloe Kardashian‘s hand.
Rob Kardashian, who’s been mostly reclusive for some time now, put out this Instagram:
Reports are coming in that Lamar Odom is improving after Khloe Kardashian believed he squeezed her hand and fluttered his eyes, but sadly, this doesn’t mean he is improving. Many times, people in a coma or unresponsive state will make involuntary motions which give the family hope, but usually doesn’t mean improvement. We wish that it did mean that as Lamar has had it pretty rough this year.
Our sources have said that the ten-percent chance hospital staffers felt he had of having no significant brain damage has lessened. They are making sure everyone at the hospital knows that since he’s not getting better, his chances of survival are getting smaller with each passing day. The 50/50 chance of survival is only something doctors wish could be true, but they are marking it down as much closer to 25 percent at this point.
His internal organs have not gotten better, and our source said that there have been a few comments about keeping him on the machines, but this is something that “Khloe Kardashian has not mentioned yet as she’s got plenty on her plate already.”
It’s looking like Khloe may be having to make the decision on whether to pull the plug on the machines keeping Lamar alive as they are still married in the eyes of the court. I’m sure that he would rather have her make the choice rather than his fater, and Khloe has always been the more pragmatic one in the family when it comes to tough choices.