The Road Ahead for Lamar Odom

Think lots of rehab
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2015 10:57 AM CDT
The Road Ahead for Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian, left, and her husband Lamar Odom, right, sit rinkside as they take in an NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars, Friday, March 16, 2012.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Friday brought the encouraging news that Lamar Odom wasn't just awake three days after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, he had apparently spoken and given a thumbs up. Kim Kardashian suggested more positive signs followed over the weekend with an Instagram post that USA Today notes shows the two of them at her wedding to Kris Humphries. The caption: "I have faith in you. I believe in the power of prayer and positive energy! Thank you all for your prayers! Lammy- I'm so happy Kendall & I could make you smile today! God is good!"

ETOnline on Sunday reported by way of a source that Odom was breathing on his own. TMZ Monday reported that Odom is going to make it, but that it is going to be a tough slog. Doctors are reportedly saying Odom will be in rehab for months and will need to work with both physical and speech therapists. Doctors, in the words of TMZ, "believe an undetermined amount of damage to his body will be permanent." Sources say Khloe Kardashian plans to stick by him as he trudges along the road back to health, though it's unclear what that means romantically—both have signed divorce papers, which are awaiting a judge's signature. (Meanwhile, one of the women who was said to be with Odom at the Love Ranch has left.)

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