Visiting hours are over. As Lamar Odom recovers from a reported pair of surgeries on his chest, doctors say that he’s not allowed to have visitors until he gets better. But that rule doesn’t apply to Khloe Kardashian, who remains by her husband’s side!
It’s time for Lamar Odom’s family and friends to give him some space. The 35-year-old NBA champion definitely needs some peace and quiet after undergoing emergency surgery. In order to give Lamar a chance to recuperate, his doctors have banned all visitors — except one — from entering his hospital room. To hear more about Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
As L.O. recovers from two reported surgeries on his chest, “the doctors at Cedars have asked for no visitors,” a source tells E! News. While family, like his ex, Liza Morales, and friends like Kobe Bryant aren’t allowed to see him in this fragile state, the source tells E! News that Khloe Kardashian refuses to be separated from her husband.
Lamar was rushed into the operating room on Oct. 22, according to TMZ. It’s unknown at this time if the issues are connected to his lungs or to his heart. When he first fell into a coma following his alleged overdose, his heart was reportedly failing. It almost looked like he was going to die! Thankfully, Lamar was able to pull through and wake up.
He still has a long way to go before he’s healthy again. Lamar reportedly contracted a respiratory infection and he was still too weak to stand up on his own. Despite all these medical problems, Lamar is still keeping a positive attitude. He’s determined to kick his reported drug problems, pull a complete recovery and even return to the NBA!
Doctors prevented visitors from seeing Lamar after he first showed signs of improvement on Oct. 16. They asked for “calm,” since non-stimulation promotes healing. The less Lamar is bothered by noise or stress, the quicker he can recover. Even then, when everyone else was prevented from seeing Lamar, Khloe refused to leave Lamar alone.
When Lamar gets over this latest health issue, he still needs to deal with his failing kidneys. Luckily, many of Lamar’s fans have stepped forward to generously donate one of their organs for their favorite NBA star. Fans showed their love for Lamar, telling that if they fit the qualifications, they’ll gladly go under the knife for him. Hopefully, his issues with his kidneys will clear up and surgery won’t be necessary. Fingers crossed!
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— Jason Brow