Lamar Odom Continues to Fight For His Life [Details]
Rucuss staffOctober 16, 2015
Former NBA star Lamar Odom’s condition is not improving.
Odom remains on life support at a Las Vegas hospital. TMZ reports the two-time NBA champion’s condition has “deteriorated” since Wednesday.
Doctors believe the longer Odom remains in his current state, the less likely it is that he will recover. He was found unconscious at a brothel about an hour from Las Vegas on Tuesday. TMZ reports:
Sources tell TMZ, Lamar did indeed squeeze Khloe (Kardashian’s) hand Wednesday night, which gave everyone hope, but Thursday morning doctors are saying it well could have been an involuntary movement.
As of Thursday morning, our sources say Lamar has shown no signs of consciousness or improvement. We’re told 4 organs, including his kidneys, continue to fail. Our sources say doctors have been clear … the fact that Lamar is not getting better significantly reduces his chances of survival.
Rev. Jesse Jackson visited Odom Wednesday and said doctors were encouraged by the signs of improvement Odom was showing. However, Jackson was quick to point out that Odom’s condition should still be considered “critical” and that he is not breathing on his own.
A 911 call that has been released indicates Odom used cocaine on his first day at the Love Ranch on Saturday. On a 911 call played at a news conference, a woman said she also saw him take 10 herbal supplement tablets over three days.
The brothel’s employees also told 911 operators that when they found Odom Tuesday, he was lying in bed on his side with a pinkish fluid coming from his mouth and nose.
In three days, Odom spent $75,000 at the Love Ranch, the price that guaranteed two women would “take care of any of his needs,” owner Dennis Hof told CNN’s sister network HLN.
A previous report claimed Odom had suffered brain damage and “virtually had every drug imaginable” in his system. There has been speculation that an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians may have pushed Odom over the edge.
Odom and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian are still legally married even though they filed divorce paperwork in July. She is allegedly making Odom’s health decisions.
Hopefully, Odom can recover from this and get the help that he needs.
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