Now that more tests have been done on Lamar Odom following his serious medical emergency which put him in a coma for several days and has caused serious issues with several major organs, as well as his ability to walk and talk, the extent of what happened to him has somewhat been revealed. Apparently he suffered a staggering 12 strokes early on and he may never fully recover from the way they’ve messed up his motor function.
Lamar Odom suffered 12 strokes early on in his medical emergency, TMZ has learned, and they affected his motor skills.
Doctors performed a series of brain scans on Lamar and discovered the strokes. Although the strokes didn’t affect vital organs, we’re told they did have an impact on his ability to walk and talk.
Lamar’s medical team isn’t saying if the impairment is permanent. He’ll undergo months of physical therapy and doctors don’t know the extent to which his motor skills and speech will be restored.
The immediate obstacle right now is Lamar’s kidneys, which have failed. He’ll continue on dialysis and may need a transplant.
“Khloe’s not really responding to friends who’ve reached out; I think she’s just in a bubble with her family right now,” the second source told Us, while another added that the 31-year-old “takes their wedding vows — for better or worse, in sickness and health — extremely seriously.”
“This is a huge wakeup call for Lamar, for his friends and family,” the source added. “Everyone is just really hoping for the best.”
This whole thing is not going to be over anytime soon, and it remains to be seen how much of a recovery Lamar can make. I wish him the best, of course – he’s had a really messed up life, so let’s hope he’s finally starting to value it.