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Lamar Odom shocks doctors after his health takes a major turn

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Lamar Odom's journey to a full recovery is making some dramatic progress

Lamar Odom has had a very tough few months, but it looks as though things may finally be looking up for him.

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A new update about Odom's health suggests that his current state is not as dire as was previously thought. His condition has improved greatly during the past few weeks, with a source telling Us Weekly that "he gets better a little bit every day."

But something quite major happened recently — Odom is now able to walk for the first time since his health scare in October.

"He took a few steps without the walker. It's very slow, and he's supposed to go to the rehab any day now," the source said.

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TMZ also reported the story with a source telling them that Odom shocked doctors by taking three unaided steps. While Odom is making great progress, his recovery will not happen overnight, and according to the publication, he still has a "limited range of motion in his hands."

And it's not just physical improvements happening for Odom, his brain function is reportedly improving slowly, too. According to TMZ, he was recently "able to recognize a hospital staff member," which is a major step forward as he was initially unable to identify his family members.

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It may be a long time until Odom is able to fully recover, but we're sure he'll be doing it with the full support of Khloé Kardashian.

Lamar Odom's journey to a full recovery is making some dramatic progress
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