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UPDATE: Lamar Odom has reportedly come out of his coma

Jessica Arnold is a freelance entertainment writer for

Great news in the Lamar Odom health crisis: He is reportedly awake and communicating

Lamar Odom's health crisis has just taken a miraculous turn.

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that he has opened his eyes and has been able to communicate, after being in a coma since Tuesday.

More: All updates on Lamar Odom's health crisis

According to a source, Odom was able to communicate "yes" when asked if he wanted to see his children. The outlet reports that as of now, it's unclear if he was able to speak or use body language to express his desire to see his family.

TMZ also reported that Odom is showing signs of improvement in the functioning of his heart. And that it is a good sign that a vital organ is on the mend.

Unfortunately, TMZ's sources are reporting that Odom is not communicating, unlike the reports from ET. Rather, the outlet says there are body movements including eye opening, but doctors are stating that they are all involuntary.

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Khloé Kardashian remains by Odom's side.

UPDATE at 2:30 p.m. PT: Us Weekly reports that a source said Odom "grabbed the doctor’s hand and his first word was ‘hello.’”

UPDATE on Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. PT: CNN is now reporting that Odom is able to breathe on his own again as his condition continues to improve.

Aside from speaking to his doctor, he has also been communicating with Khloé and has told her, "I love you."

Odom's aunt, JaNean Mercer, also released a written statement on Monday morning, explaining, "Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible. These past few days have been no different."

She added that he is, "defying the odds in his toughest battle to date."

Though there is reportedly still concern about Odom's organs, his improvement over the weekend continues to be positive.

Great news in the Lamar Odom health crisis: He is reportedly awake and communicating
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