I’m going to try not to cover every little tidbit of Lamar Odom‘s continued recovery following his severe drug overdose last week, but when big stuff pops up — as it has now, since Khloe Kardashian has finally spoken out since all of this happened — news is news. Now that they’re back in LA, Khloe has apparently cooled off her relationship with James Harden to concentrate on Lamar, who is apparently doing better but still may eventually need a kidney transplant.
First, here’s what Khloe wrote on her website on Tuesday:
“This past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made. You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!”
That doesn’t give us much info, but since the media is reporting on every move Lamar makes at this point, we don’t really need her to, I suppose. Speaking of which, here’s TMZ‘s latest on his actual physical condition:
Sources familiar with Lamar’s medical condition tell TMZ, the organs that have failed have all bounced back in significant degree, except the kidneys. As one source put it, “His kidneys are shot.”
Lamar is at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A., and we’re told he will undergo 6 hours of dialysis a day, but the end game may well be a transplant.
As for his move from Vegas to L.A., our sources say the main reason for the change is so Lamar can get better specialized care. His condition has improved, but the move is not a signal he’s out of the woods.
We’re told doctors at Cedars will be performing brain tests, which will help determine the extent of damage the strokes had on Lamar.
I know it’s not really my place to say (I mean, it’s celebrity gossip and all, but I get that this is a more delicate situation than most), but frankly, I’m not particularly happy about the idea of him having a kidney transplant if he’s not 100% committed to recovery and rehab so that this same thing doesn’t happen again. Otherwise, he’s taking good kidneys that could save someone else’s life – someone who values life and doesn’t want to overload their body with every drug available. I get that addiction is a disease and it’s not as easy as just deciding to quit and doing it, but come on.