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.
7:10 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.
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:
12:30 PM ET: 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.”
8:35 PM ET: Kris Jenner has spoken via her Instagram asking for people to pray for Lamar Odom.
We’ve also included the full Lamar Odom Brothel Investigation press conference which included the two 911 calls made from the Love Ranch. The male voice is Richard Hunter, media director of the brothel. He’s the one that made it so the Nye Sheriff’s department was able to easily get a warrant to test Odom’s blood after he told the 911 operator that the former basketball star had cocaine on him the previous Saturday.
This led to the Sheriff taking a sample of his blood at the hospital and they are now waiting for the results. If it comes back positive for cocaine, she stated that they could possibly prosecute him if he comes out of his coma.
The 911 calls are right at the beginning if that’s what you want to hear most. After that is when they took questions from the media.
8:05 PM ET: Even though the FDA sent out a warning to consumers back in 2013 telling them to immediately stop using the product Reload and throw it away, the Love Ranch still stocked it on their shelves. This is where Lamar Odom got the product when he arrived, and the Sheriff’s Department has taken the remainder from their. The danger in this product is that it contains, sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra, and can lower a person’s blood pressure to very dangerous levels.
It appears that Lamar took 10 of these Reload pills in 3 days. Even for a man of his size, that will definitely have a negative effect. TMZ is reporting that the company that does make Reload has gone out of business so it makes one wonder how many other people will take this product before it’s finally gone.
7:47 PM ET: 911 tapes concerning Lamar Odom’s being found unconscious at the Love Ranch have just been made public by the Nye County Sheriff’s Department. Speculation about Lamar having cocaine in his system will easily kick into gear as the media director of the brothel, Richard Hunter, mentioned seeing a white or pinkish substance coming out of both his mouth and nose. The herbal Viagra called Reload was also used by the former basketball star.
Speculation about the cocaine use can end as the doctors at the hospital have confirmed that the drug was in his system. They’ve not commented about what other drugs, if any, have also been found.
7:00 PM ET: The Nye County Sheriff’s Department is currently answering media questions about Lamar Odom and everything surrounding him being found unconscious at the Love Ranch. The press keeps asking many medical questions, and the police keep stating that they are unable to answer as that is not their profession. They did say that the Nevada brothels rarely have emergency 911 calls like Lamar’s so this is an anomaly for them.
Doctors at the hospital did determine that cocaine was in Lamar’s system when he arrive there, but from what the police department is saying it sounds like if his room had been a party mess as is usual, it was cleaned up very well before the police arrived. They are stating that even though Lamar wasn’t able to be airlifted, the time difference did not make any difference to his current physical state.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly stated that her department got a search warrant so they were able to draw blood from Lamar in the hospital Wednesday, and it will now be tested for drugs. Since someone from the Love Ranch told the 911 dispatcher that Lamar admitted to using cocaine some days before he was unconscious, the police said that it is ‘distinctly possible’ that he could be prosecuted if he regains consciousness. Either way, it’s not looking good for Lamar which ever way this goes.
The Sheriff is winding things up, but she let it be known that there’s no idea of when another press conference will be held as they are still investigating this. She also stated that they’re not ruling this out yet as a possible suicide attempt.
4:50 PM ET: As we predicted earlier in this article, since Khloe and Lamar are still married (yes, people who keep questioning this, they are still married in the courts eyes) so it’s already being reported that she is making medical decision and possibly an end-of-life directive for him. Sources are saying that she’s already made several decisions regarding his condition. Khloe filed for divorce in December 2013 and they both signed off on the documents this past July. As the family law courts system can run very slow, this is easily seen as a case of it being hard to let go. We’ll see how she does if our earlier report comes true and it’s a case of leaving him on machines for the rest of his life or letting him go.
4:45 PM ET: While TMZ has reported that Lamar’s chances are 50/50, our source says that hospital staff are saying that only a miracle can save him at this point. What’s worse is that they have said if he does recover, the former basketball star only has a ten percent chance of not having any type of brain damage. “No one knows how long he was unconscious, and with all the drugs found in his system, it truly will take a miracle for him to come out of this unscathed,” they said. “We already know that he’s suffered brain damage, it’s just finding out how much.”
12:49 PM ET: An MRI has revealed that Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes, but there’s still now sign if he suffered from brain damage or even how long he was unconscious before being discovered by Cherry Rydar and Madison Montag at the Love Ranch. TMZ is reporting that while Jessie Jackson claimed that he spent a half hour with Odom and his condition was improving, he is ‘flat-out wrong.’
While some placed reported that “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” cameras were rolling from the minute Khloe and Kim Kardashian with Kris Jenner stepped off the plane, TMZ is also reporting that the show is on hiatus so no camera crews are in site. The only cameras around are the media ones, which will probably get used in the show, according to sources ‘close’ to the production
10: 15 AM ET: It’s being reported that the season finale of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ served as a trigger for Lamar going into party mode while at the Love Ranch. He didn’t watch the episode but received a call about it. According to TMZ, he was fine up until that point and remained rather upset about his portrayal on the show.
For those that might have missed that episode Lamar spoke to Khloe a couple times and then left a club in Las Vegas when she and her group found out that he was there. Other sources are telling TMZ that the former basketball star was ‘popping 8 to 10 herbal Viagras’ while another claim that he was taking the real Viagra. By now, many know that this drug can cause low blood pressure along with keeping blood from vital organs, especially using more than a prescribed dose. This does fit as it’s also been reported that he’s had heart,
6:00 AM ET: It’s been reported that Kobe Bryant left the Los Angles Lakers pre-season game early (apparently after suffering a leg contusion) to go with general manager Mitch Kupchak to be with Lamar at the hospital. Kupchak was the man who sent Shaquille O’Neal off to Miami while suiting Odom up in purple and gold.
4:20 AM ET: We’ve just posted an exclusive article on who Lamar was partying with, and one of the girls had a bit more parts than most.
2:20 AM ET Sources are saying that Odom’s organs are beginning to fail as he’s having issues with both his kidneys and lungs along with his heart. He’s continued to be unresponsive even with Khloe Kardashian now at the hospital with him. There is already talk about DNR plans and a living will, we’ve been informed.
In a sad turn of events, former Lakers player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, and he is now fighting for his life. He is currently in critical condition and breathing solely with the help of machines.
The NBA player has been going through a lot over the past couple of years. It’s no surprise that the near finalization of his divorce from Khloe Kardashian, along with the fact that he has not played for an NBA team since 2013, has caused him to turn to drugs and other things as a way to cope with his issues. While Khloe and Lamar did sign off on the divorce papers, a judge has not yet officially finalized it.
It’s been reported by US Magazine that Odom was found at the Love Ranch brothel by two women he was partying with, Ryder Cherry and Madison in an unresponsive state after having not been seen by workers for nearly nine hours. The brothel called 911, and Odom was stabilized before being taken to the Desert View Hospital. He initially was to be transported to Sunrise Hospital but due to his stature could not fit in the helicopter, so he was taken via ambulance to a Las Vegas hospital. Sources with the hospital have already said that the time lost by him having to be brought by ambulance may “affect his outcome.”
The Love Ranch owner, Dennis Hof, says that the 35-year-old Odom was staying with him at his house, which is attached to the brothel, over the weekend. Odom reportedly told Hof that he “wanted to get away from everybody, wanted to have fun.” He was found by two women who say “terrible stuff came out” of his mouth when they turned him over. The ‘terrible stuff’ was a mucous like fluid that came from both his nose and mouth. No one has stated how long Odom was unconscious.
Hof said Odom had been taking herbal Viagra and had drunk part of a bottle of cognac since arriving, but had no knowledge of his use of any other drugs. An employee from Odom’s management company was sent to pick up Odom’s backpack and cellphone, Hof also said.
Reports abound about Odom’s condition with some claiming he is brain dead after being unconscious for a period of time. Lamar’s father, Joe Odom, believes that whatever happened to his son was no accident because despite what he was going through, he wouldn’t do anything to end his life.
“Somebody drugged my son. There’s no way he’s down there partying crazy like that. No way. I knew something was wrong because I’ve been calling him all day, and he hasn’t been answering.”
There is no doubt that Joe Odom’s emotions are all over the place. He and his son have had a somewhat complicated relationship in the past, but that, of course, does not lessen the sting of possibly losing him.
“I’m depressed right now — this is messed up! What can I do right now? That’s my son. I’m really hurt right now. This is the first time I’m hearing about it. Let’s give this some time. I pray that he will come out of this.”
Joe continued on asking Lamar’s fans to pray for his son and urges anyone, including Khloe Kardashian, to come forth if the know anything about what happened.
“If Khloe knows anything about this, please, tell her to call me. We all love Lamar and want him to pull through this…”
Khloe and Kim Kardashian along with Kris Jenner are reportedly heading to Las Vegas at this writing. She and Lamar’s break-up is also being considered a contributing factor to the events that lead to this situation by his family.
Just two months ago, the media painted Lamar as an addict who stalks his wife and who has trouble moving on. During an encounter caught on tape, he was seen “ambushing” Khloe at an early morning workout. After that situation, she supposedly said that all she cares about is his getting better because she was concerned about his well-being.
Since Khloe and Lamar are technically still married, it seems likely that she’ll be the one to make all the medical decisions as there’s no way his father would be allowed to do that.
This is all a grave misfortune as Lamar has two children, Destiny, and son Lamar Jr., who look to him for support and love and a lot of years ahead with him. There has been no official diagnosis of his condition, but sources are already saying it will be a surprise if Odom makes it through the week. There has also been no word on what Nevada Sheriff’s detectives found, if anything, at the scene.
To make matters worse for the former basketball player, two of his close friends died also died this year. In June, Jamie Sangouthai, Odom’s best friend, died at age 37 due to a drug-related bacterial skin infection, and just days after Sangouthai’s death, Bobby Heyward, died of a reported drug overdose.
In a statement to CNN, Lakers spokesman John Black reacted to Lamar Odom’s hospitalization on Tuesday, Oct. 13. “We are aware of the reports but have no information to share at this time,” Black said. “I am not aware of any of our players being in contact with Lamar.”
Odom played for four teams during his 14 seasons in the NBA and was the Sixth Man of the Year for the 2010-11 season. Odom was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999. He played four seasons there before signing with the Miami Heat. He was traded after one season to the Lakers along with several other players for Shaquille O’Neal.
He was a key part of the Lakers championship teams in 2009 and 2010.
He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks during December 2011 and six months later was dealt to the Clippers. In February 2014, Odom signed with a Spanish team on a two-month deal but a month later he returned to the U.S. because of a back injury. That April, he signed with the New York Knicks for what remained in the season, but he didn’t appear in their final game and was waived that July. After being involved in a drunk-driving case in 2013, he was suspended from the NBA for violating its anti-drug policy in 2000.
We are pulling for Lamar to come through and recover from this and will keep you posted as the situation continues to unfold.