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.
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On one hand I completely agree with you; there’s something really upsetting about a druggie needing a kidney transplant (and you know with his / their money, he’ll be moved to the top of the list). However, organ transplant matching is really difficult. Even children and adults who haven’t squandered their talent and health like this idiot has wait for years for a match. I just doubt how quickly a match will become available for someone like Lamar so it might be a moot point.
Hear hear! And.. yeah, he’ll bed that new kidney in with some beer and blow blow.
Do you even know anything about Lamar Odom? He grew up poor, dad was a druggie mom died when he was small, lost a baby to SIDS not an excuse but we don’t know his whole life –a lot of people say he is a halfway decent guy who was paying a lot of peoples bills who knows people should leave it alone and wait for when he is ready to speak 0n it
Im not 100% sure but im like 99% sure that to get on the transplant list you have to be drug free for a certain about of time so if he needs a kidney transplant hes not gonna get one from a random donor, it will have to be someone that wants to give it to him like a family member or a loved one.