Lamar Odom Taken Off the Ventilator, Breathing Completely on His Own
He’s talking too.
After days of hospitalization, Lamar Odom is showing significant signs of improvement. TMZ reports the he “has been taken completely off the ventilator” and “has been responding to doctors both physically and verbally.”
The NBA star is “still wearing an oxygen mask to increase his oxygen levels,” but seems much better. A source tells TMZ that “this is the best 24 hours he has had so far,” and even though some of his organs are still not responding, “his heart is still doing well.”
As previously reported, Odom’s recovery has been described as “miraculous,” even though he’s not completely out of the wood yet. His estranged wife Khloé Kardashian has been sleeping in his room every night and has been making all the medical decisions to ensure that he is getting the best care possible.
The reality star and her family members Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner releaseded statements saying they would not be posting to social media during Odom’s health crisis. However, on Saturday (Oct. 17), Kylie posted a message on Twitter that further suggests Odom is well on his way to a full recovery.
Feeling and staying positive. I think I’m going to start my app up again on Monday xo
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) October 17, 2015
The 35-year-old athlete was hospitalized Tuesday (Oct. 13, 2015) after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, and having suffered multiple strokes.