Former NBA star Lamar Odom opened his eyes and was able to communicate Friday morning at the Las Vegas hospital where he has been in a coma for the last 72 hours. There were earlier reports that Odom may die as he had suffered brain damage and at least one stroke but it seems he is slowly pulling out of his condition and is on his way to recovery.
Odom was found unresponsive on Tuesday in the Nevada brothel the Love Ranch where he had allegedly drank alcohol and taken herbal sexual enhancement stimulants. Sources at the Love Ranch say Odom had spent $75,000 during his stay at the brothel and believe he may have taken cocaine prior to his visit. It was later reported by sources at the Love Ranch that white and red substances were coming out of his nose and mouth.
It is still unclear how much Odom was able to say but sources at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where Odom is staying said he was able to give a thumbs up Friday morning and when asked to see his children, 17-year-old Destiny and 13-year-old Lamar Odom Jr. with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales, he was able to communicate yes.
“Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad,” Odom’s children told ET on Thursday. ‘’We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.” It has been reported that Odom’s condition is still critical.
Former wife Khloe Kardashian has remained like a rock by Odom’s side. Other Kardasian members such as ex-mother-in-law Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian and teammates, friends and Odom family members have also been to visit him at his bedside in Las Vegas.