Things are not looking good for Lamar Odom this morning.
As we reported last night, Odom was found unconscious Tuesday afternoon by a woman in a Nevada brothel, where he was allegedly partying by himself the entire weekend. The paramedics were called, but despite the quick actions of everyone involved, Odom’s prognosis doesn’t look good right now.
Las Vegas police report that while they tried to airlift Odom to the hospital, his large, 6-foot-10-inch frame prevented him from fitting inside the helicopter. They had to rush him via ambulance to the hospital instead but were able to stabilize him on the way there.
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Upon hearing the news, members of the Kardashian family, including Khloé, Kim and Kris Jenner, rushed out of LA to head to Las Vegas to be with Odom. According to TMZ‘s updates, Odom was completely alone in his hospital room because his security is not considered family, and none of his family was present. The Kardashian clan arrived sometime before 11 p.m. PDT, however, and Khloé has been by his side ever since.
As the new day begins today, Odom is in critical condition. His organs are reportedly failing fast, including his heart, kidneys and lungs. He is in a coma and breathing with the help of a tube as he is unable to breathe on his own. No word yet on if there is permanent damage to any area of his body, if his brain has been affected or if there is any hope of him recovering.
Our thoughts continue to be with Lamar Odom, his family and friends today, as well as with Khloé Kardashian and her family as they sit vigil in the hospital.
E! News is officially reporting that Odom suffered from an overdose.
The outlet is stating that he had an ischemic stroke, which is a blood clot that prevents blood flow to the brain. It is a common side effect of a cocaine overdose, though the exact drugs in Odom’s system are still officially unknown. An insider, however, reports that Odom was doing drugs all weekend during his stay at the Love Ranch brothel.
His former teammates and friends have rallied to show their support on Twitter.
Kobe Bryant is said to be at the hospital now with Khloé and Kris. He left a Lakers preseason game to be with Odom Tuesday night.
Though Odom’s heart continues to fail and he remains in critical condition, a source told ESPN that the next 48 hours will be the most telling.
UPDATE 11:30 a.m. PT: TMZ reports that Odom suffered multiple strokes since being admitted to the hospital Tuesday night.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. PT: Us Weekly reports that Khloé and Odom are not officially divorced, according to a rep for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
UPDATE 2:52 p.m. PT: Scott Disick has entered rehab — for the fourth time — in the wake of Odom’s health crisis, E! News confirmed. It was also reported by People that Khloé arranged for Odom’s ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales, and their children to travel to Las Vegas to see Odom.
UPDATE Oct. 15 at 7:30 a.m. PT: USA Today reports: According to the 911 call released Oct. 14 by the Nye County Sheriff’s Department, Odom had cocaine and sexual-performance supplement pills (as many as 10) in his system. You can listen to the call here:
UPDATE Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. PT: Radar Online reports that Lamar Odom is brain dead, according to “multiple insiders.”
UPDATE Oct. 15 at 7:45 p.m. PT: Lamar Odom’s children broke their silence and released a statement to reporters. “Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. We are here with our family and friends,” Odom’s daughter Destiny, 17, and son Lamar Jr., 13, wrote. “We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.”
UPDATE Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. PT: E! News reports that Odom’s health remains critical, and he isn’t showing signs of improving. According to the outlet, doctors are telling Khloé that the longer he remains in a coma, the less likely he’ll have normal brain function if and when he wakes up. They are further preparing the family for the possibility of severe physical and mental impairment.
UPDATE Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. PT: Entertainment Tonight reports that Odom has opened his eyes and has been able to communicate.
UPDATE Oct. 18 3:30 p.m. PT: E! News reports that Odom is making steady progress, but that setbacks are still possible. According to the site, Odom has been able to speak briefly with Khloé Kardashian, saying “Hey baby” and “Good morning.” E! also reports that Odom is communicating with hand signals and breathing on his own; has passed a swallow test, which shows neurological function; and moved from his hospital bed to a chair with assistance. “Lamar is slowly making progress. Today has been a good day,” a source reportedly said, adding, “There’s a lot of praying going on.”