As Lamar Odom remains in ‘critical’ condition, his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, is making essential medical decisions for him, a new report claims. Though the ex couple has signed divorce papers, devoted Khloe is glued to her Lam Lam’s bedside and doing everything she can to save his life.
Even though Khloe Kardashian, 31, is on the verge of legal divorce from Lamar Odom, 35, she’s taking the lead on Lamar’s medical care, and has already made several important decisions after consultations with doctors, while he remains comatose and on life support, a new report claims.
An inconsolable Khloe has been acting in every way like a devoted wife to Lamar Odom, despite the fact that they’ve both signed off on their divorce papers and have just been waiting for a judge to approve it. TMZ claims she has made “several” medical decisions for Lamar, as he remains unconscious and intubated.
We can only imagine how tough that must be for Khloe because as HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is absolutely “hysterical,” as she’s “living a nightmare.”Four of Lamar’s vital organs are failing and doctors are reportedly giving him just a 50/50 chance at recovery. But despite the grim prognosis, Khloe wants to be the first one to hug and kiss him if he wakes up.
“They’re pretty sure this is goodbye, but they’re praying for a miracle,” a source told PEOPLE. “They know that God has the power to heal him, but that’s really the last hope at this point. This is really bad. He never signed a living will, so Khloé is making decisions for him. [It’s] very stressful. She is lost.”
HollywoodLife.com also previously reported that Khloe arrived at the hospital Tuesday evening, Oct. 13, just hours after Lamar was admitted. He was reportedly found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, where he allegedly partied with prostitutes for three days straight. The former NBA player was raced to the hospital, where he was intubated, but unfortunately, he has not yet woken up.
Khloe first filed for divorce in December 2013, and Lamar finally signed the documents in July 2015. But a judge hasn’t signed off on it because the courts are currently backed up. So legally, Khloe is still Lamar’s next of kin, and not only is she making his medical decisions, and acting like a devoted wife, but depending on his will, she’ll likely inherit millions of dollars if he passes away.
“If Lamar does not recover and someone has to make major medical decisions for him, you have to look at a couple of things. If he doesn’t have an advanced health care directive in his will or trust which would specify who makes these decisions, it would go by law. So, first spouse, then his parents,” Family law attorney Kelly Chang Rickert, Esq. tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “His estate and inheritance would go according to his estate plan. If he has a will/trust, it would specify who these assets would go to. If he died intestate (without a will), then it would go according to law: spouse, children, parents. If he had a will that names Khloe as his beneficiary while they were married, and he hasn’t updated since their divorce, it would go according to his last will.”
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— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Tim Plant