Khloe Kardashian is faced with a burden no family member ever wants to face: how to handle estranged husband Lamar’s medical care as he fights for his life in the hospital. It’s a life and death responsibility that Khloe is understandably struggling to handle.
As Khloe Kardashian, 31, is still legally married to Lamar Odom, 35, she is in charge of making medical decisions on his behalf, and it’s a frightening prospect to consider, especially since the two haven’t been officially involved since filing for divorce in 2013. Though Khloe has deep love for Lamar, being the person to decide what happens to him medically is a heavy toll that nobody would want to bear, and as a source told PEOPLE, she’s “not doing well at all with the responsibilities of making medical decisions.”
“She never dreamed that she’d have these responsibilities, and it’s just so overwhelming and unexpected,” the source told the mag. “She had been thinking of him as an ex, so to find out that, ‘No, you have to do this,’ that’s really hard for her. She realizes that these are literally decisions of life and death, and she wasn’t prepared to take on this responsibility.”
Poor Khloe. This is an unimaginable time of change and grief for the woman who loves Lamar so much. To cope with the stress and agony of this situation, Khloe has been leaning on her family for support, as well as seeking “legal, spiritual and medical counsel,” in order to definitively make what she feels are the right decisions for Lamar’s well being.
“[Kris Jenner] is giving some advice, but everyone else is basically just being there for her, letting her vent and talk about it,” the source said. “But no one is going to tell her what she should do, because that’s her decision.”
That’s good to know. Khloe is terribly distraught and freaked out over what’s happening to the love of her life. Doctors have said his condition is worsening, and before that, there was only a 50/50 chance he would awake from his coma. We cannot imagine the pain and turmoil Khloe is experiencing as she waits patiently by his bedside. We know that whatever has to happen in this horrible situation, Khloe will be able to do it with incredible strength and grace.
Our thoughts remain with Khloe and Lamar at this time.
— Samantha Wilson