Lamar Odom will not be leaving the hospital any time soon, according to reports. Sadly, as of now, there are still ‘extensive tests’ to be done before his release can even be discussed. We have the intense details.
Lamar Odom, 35, is still nowhere near ready to leave the hospital. Though the former NBA star is said to be “more coherent day by day,” he will have to continue treatment for both aspiration pneumonia, which can be life-threatening, as well as dialysis for his reported kidney failure, meaning there are no plans for Lamar to be permanently discharged right now. Thankfully, his ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian, 31, remains by his side, where she has been since Lamar was first hospitalized on Oct. 13. To hear more about Lamar Odom, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
“Every day he is getting a bit better, but he is continuing to have extensive tests on his cognitive and motor functions, so no one can make a definitive diagnosis yet,” a source told E! Online. “He is more coherent day by day.”
Lamar is still spending “a lot of the day sleeping,” however, the good news is that “his speech is becoming clearer,” added the source. Better yet, though Lamar is clearly not out of the woods yet, as of Oct. 19, his health had improved enough that he could be transferred from the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he will continue his rehabilitation.
The move to Los Angeles allows Khloe to be close to her ex, a move which she had been pushing for. In fact, Khloe even wants to turn her home into Lamar’s personal care center. “Khloe is making the preparations to bring Lamar back to LA to further his recovery,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY prior to Lamar being moved to L.A. “He will be transferred to a Los Angeles hospital as soon as his doctors give him the OK. They are hoping to get the green light by the end of this week. Khloe is anxious to get him back to LA, where he can get the best care in the world.”
We continue to send Lamar all the positive energy in the world on his journey to recovery.
— Casey Mink