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Lamar Odom has shown a significant improvement over the last 24 hours. So much that doctors have taken him off his life support machine, convinced that the NBA player could quite possibly start breathing by himself again.
Odom is said to be using a breathing mask as his health slowly but surely stabilises itself, as reports continue to claim that the father-of-two has even opened his eyes in the presence of estranged wife Khloe Kardashian. The report has yet to be confirmed, but considering that docs have taken him off life support, this could very well be true.
It is astonishing to think that Odom could potentially make a recovery from his downfall that saw the former Lakers player suffer from a drug overdose, having allegedly mixed cocaine with up to ten pills of viagra during his Love Ranch stay in Vegas. The 35-year-old was famously rushed to a nearby hospital earlier this week, where family and friends were told that the athlete’s condition did not appear to get any better.
Three days later and with the tremendous improvements that Odom has shown, everything seems to be stabilising itself. But a huge part is said to be played down to the fact that the former reality star was fortunate enough to never go without oxygen — not even for a split second. Unlike Bobbi Kristina, whose death was merely caused to the fact that she had spent 15 minutes underwater before being rushed to the hospital, Odom’s respirations were 6-8 breaths a minute, TMZ reveals.
Taking all of this into consideration, what could this possibly mean for Kardashian’s future with her estranged husband? According to credible outlets, the 31-year-old TV-personality currently holds the rights to make all the medical decisions as she is still legally married to her husband. Their divorce is not expected to be finalised for another two months, it has been confirmed.
Should Odom make a full recovery, could this mean that Kardashian will subsequently reconcile with her ex, considering that she still has feelings for him. Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians would know that the social media fanatic has not been shy when it came to addressing her relationship to Odom following their split. She has often stressed that she is still good friends with her ex, whom she decides to check up on every now and then.
And despite all the things her husband had put her through in 2013, Kardashian has remained by his side regardless. The socialite had been in a “hysterical state” ever since she heard the news, in which she immediately packed her belongings and flew out to Las Vegas to be with Odom.
The ex-basketball player is troubled, and the fact that his cocaine addiction has not slowed down one bit goes to show that he needs help. Help that might only be handed to him through the hands of his soon-to-be ex-wife, seeing that only she has somewhat of an ability to turn Odom’s life around. This has to be his wake-up call to realize how close he was to losing his life over his drug battles, and with the support of the likes of Kobe Bryant, his ex-wife, Liza Morales, his kids, and the Kardashians, Odom can not do no wrong from this point on. He has all the support he needs behind him, surely.
There is no denying that if Odom pulls through this, he will need to seek rehab treatment as soon as possible. But from what other reports have gathered, it is more than likely that Kardashian will reconcile with her ex, not only for the sake of his well-being but also for the pure fact that she is still in love with him.
Opinion by Maurice Cassidy
TMZ: Khloe Kardashian Still Married to Lamar … Making Medical Decisions
NBCNews: Lamar Odom Off Life Support and Spoke: Sources
CNN: Lamar Odom says ‘Hi’ to Khloe Kardashian, source says