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Lamar Odom: Now Speaking in Full Sentences & Other Hurdles Cleared — Details

Tue, October 20, 2015 11:54am EDT by 6 Comments

Lamar Odom has crossed some very important hurdles in his recovery from an alleged drug overdose, according to a new report. The former Lakers player has a long way to go, but he has reportedly made great progress when it comes to talking and eating. Get the scoop here.

We’re so relieved to know that Lamar Odom’s condition is improving. The 35-year-old has made great strides since waking up from his coma on Oct. 16, and a new report claims he’s even speaking and eating completely on his own.

“He is now speaking full sentences and can swallow and eat food on his own,” E! Online reports. And he’s been using his ability to talk to share some sweet words with Khloe Kardashian, 31, who has been by his side every step of the way. Lamar reportedly tells the reality star, “I love you” when he has enough energy to find his voice.

While this is of course great news, L.O. still has a very long road ahead of him. He was finally found to be in stable enough condition to be transported from Las Vegas to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he’ll be able to get more specialized care. The main concern is still his failing kidneys — he’s reported to be getting six hours of dialysis a day, and may even need a transplant, eventually, according to TMZ.

But throughout all of this, Khloe has been with her ex. She was photographed for the first time since his hospitalization on Oct. 19, heading to the helicopter to join Lamar on his trip back to L.A, and plans to continue to provide care for him even after he’s out of the hospital.

“Khloe knows the hard work is ahead,” an insider told EXCLUSIVELY. “Doctors have told her Lamar’s going to need an extensive amount of rehabilitation and she’s preparing for that by turning her home into a rehabilitation center.” As we previously reported, Lamar is going to need months of therapy and rehab to help him heal, and it’s possible that permanent damage will be done to his body when all is said and done.

HollywoodLifers, leave your well wishes for Lamar in the comments section below.

— Alyssa Norwin