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Lamar Odom’s Recovery: ‘Flourishing’ Both ‘Mentally & Physically’ — Family Speaks

Thu, October 22, 2015 2:58pm EDT by Add first Comment

We have more good news to report on Lamar Odom’s health! The former basketball star’s aunt released a statement detailing the strides Lamar has made, and while there’s still a long road ahead, he’s surrounded by complete positivity and love.

Lamar Odom is continuing to improve day by day. The ex-NBA player is getting extensive care at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, and it’s already helped him with both his mental and physical recovery. Read a statement from Lamar’s aunt, JaNean Mercer, detailing his health improvement, here.

“To our overwhelming delight, Lamar’s courageous improvement continues on the incline in Los Angeles,” JaNean said. “He is beginning to gradually flourish both mentally and physically. His use of speech has increased and he’s more cognitively responsive. His medical team has executed an aggressive therapy regimen to aid in his progress.”

Of course, Lamar still has a long road ahead, and there are no immediate plans to have him discharged from the hospital, but this update definitely seems to be positive. The biggest problem for the 35-year-old still seems to be his failing kidneys, and he’s been continuing to receive dialysis. On top of that, he’s reportedly being treated for a “lung infection,” and is still very weak. “He still can’t stand up alone,” People reported.

Luckily, the former Lakers star has been receiving great support from his family members, and Khloe Kardashian, 31, has not left his side since he was admitted to the hospital in Las Vegas on Oct. 13.  As we previously reported, the couple called off their divorce on Oct. 21, and love from his wife has been what seems to keep Lamar going.

“Lamar knows Khloe’s right there by his side. Every time he wakes up, opens his eyes, or even moves, she’s right there and he’s forever grateful,” an insider told EXCLUSIVELY. “Lamar’s always been in love with Khloe, but it is super apparent on his face as he lay in the hospital. Even the doctors have witnessed this. Khloe’s love is keeping him alive. He’s not only fighting for his life, but for his wife and marriage.”

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

— Alyssa Norwin