Sadly, things are not looking good for Lamar Odom. The former NBA star remains in critical condition in a Las Vegas hospital where doctors are now saying he has just a ’50/50 chance’ of surviving after suffering from severe organ failure.
News of Lamar Odom’s, 35, condition seems to be going from bad to worse in the hours since being admitted to a Las Vegas Hospital. As he remains in a coma, doctors are now saying that the basketball star has just a “50/50 chance of survival” after having suffered a series of strokes and severe organ failure.
Lamar was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13 and was rushed to the hospital, where he’s remained in critical condition. Now, with his major organs failing, it scarily seems like things are just getting worse. Doctors at the hospital are no saying that four of Lamar’s major organs, including his heart and kidneys, are failing after he reportedly suffered from a series of strokes in the hospital, TMZ reports. With each failing organ, Lamar’s chances or survival decrease the doctors have allegedly explained. Right now, they believe he has only a “50/50 chance for survival.
As we continue to learn more about what caused Lamar’s frightening medical condition, it has been revealed that the fluid in his lungs is a result of crack cocaine use, according to a TMZ report.
Witnesses at the hospital where Lamar is fighting to stay alive reportedly say he also had opiates in his system. Lamar also reportedly had visible track marks on his arms.
The doctors at the hospital are reportedly treating this as an “overdose,” a source told E! News, adding that “virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.” As a result, Lamar reportedly suffered from a “loss of oxygen,” while doctors are said to still be having trouble determining the full extent of any brain damage Lamar may have suffered.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the basketball star was found passed out and face down at the Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada on Oct. 13 after partying with several women for three days straight. A staff member of the brothel reportedly found Lamar with fluid coming out of his mouth, at which point he was rushed to the hospital.
Lamar’s ex-wife Khloe Kardashian was said to have been “hysterical” when she heard the devastating news, and rushed to be with her estranged husband along with her mom, Kris Jenner, 59, and sister, Kim Kardashian, 34, by her side. Kim abruptly cancelled her baby shower in the midst of Lamar’s hospitalization. Khloe flew Lamar’s kids, Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr., 13, and ex Liza Morales, 36, out to Las Vegas to be with Lamar. Although the reality star filed for divorce in 2013, the split has not been made official, and she admittedly still checks up on Lamar and still “loves” and “cares for” him.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Lamar and his loved ones during this devastating time.
— Alyssa Montemurro