Saturday, 17 October 2015

Lamar comes out of coma and nods to Khloe

Lamar Odom has awoken from his coma and spoken to his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, three days after he was found unconscious at a brothel.

Kris Jenner said in an interview with Access Hollywood that Lamar spoke to Khloe and is being slowly taken off his ventilator, which will be replaced with a breathing mask.
A source also told People of Lamar's medical condition; 'The CAT scan came back clean, and they're slowing taking him off each machine. He's off dialysis and that looks good. We're hopeful.'

His children Lamar Jr. and Destiny certainly appeared to have received some good news as they were photographed outside the hospital smiling Friday evening, along with their grandfather Joe. 

Entertainment Tonight meanwhile has released the itemized bill from Lamar's stay at the Love Ranch brothel, which breaks down what he spent his money on and reveals that prostitutes Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe were made available to Lamar for the price of $37,500 - each.

He also spent $100 on transportation to the establishment, racked up a bar tab of $1,036 and shelled out $3,000 on another women whose name is Simone Sinclair. 

'It was Lamar's idea. He said, "I'll give you two girls for $75,000 the entire time I'm there -- minimum of four days and max of five days,"' said brothel owner Dennis Hof. 

'We picked him up at his place in Las Vegas, brought him out there, great mood, ready to have a good time. He just wanted a little peace and quiet and get away from the pressures of his life.'

He was so sweet. This all turned into an absolute tragedy,' said one Love Ranch employee.
It is not known what Lamar and Simone did together or why he paid the young woman - who is a Kardashian look-alike - $3,000. 

In an interview with Access Hollywood on Friday, brothel manager TJ Moore said that Lamar had all the women at the ranch sign confidentiality agreements on Sunday while also revealing it was phone calls from his assistant that made the basketball player upset that day.

She also said that he had watched an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians while he was at the establishment. 

The 35-year-old is believed to have suffered a stroke after overdosing on drugs during a four-day bender at the brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.

While his family's prayers have been answered, it's still uncertain what long term damage the former LA Lakers star faces.

In an interview with USA Today, Lamar's former coach at the University of Rhode Island Jim Harrick described the moment that Lamar came out of his coma after he heard Khloe's voice.

'She reached down and said "you know I love you" and he kind of nodded,' said Harrick. 
'Three or four days after being scared to death and fearing the worst, that is a little hope, a little progress. She texted me that (information).'

On Friday, Liza Morales, the mother of Lamar's children, wrote on Twitter; 'The TRUTH is God is good. All the time. Continued prayers for my children and their father. Thank you for the support and well wishes.' 
Since Odom's collapse, his prospects of recovery have looked grim according to several outlets who gave reports that he was 'in dire straights' and with just a 50/50 chance of survival. 

It was previously reported that four of Odom's organs - including his kidneys - were failing and that doctors were losing hope for him the longer he was in a coma. 

The good news about Odom's breakthrough comes after security footage emerged which appears to show him taking pills and drinking with a prostitute in the brothel where he was found unconscious.
The surveillance clip reportedly shows the basketball star slumped over in his seat as he is given a drink and a shot by the bikini-clad woman at the Love Ranch Vegas on Saturday – three days before he collapsed.

Odom, 35, is later apparently seen taking a pill out of a small bag and popping it into his mouth, it was reported by Radar Online.

However, it is not clear from the grainy footage what the person was taking or whether he did ingest anything. 
Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim, Kourtney and Kylie were seen arriving at the hospital together on Thursday, and left a few hours later, boarding a private jet out of town. The women looked somber for the hospital visit, wearing all black and sunglasses. Khloe refused to leave Odom's side. 

A report by the New York Daily News claimed that Caitlyn Jenner flew to be with Khloe, but a rep for Jenner told US Weekly those reports are false. 

The Kardashian family reportedly plan to fly back to Las Vegas this weekend to spend more time with Odom.

Posting identical statements online last night, Khloe, Kim, Kendall, Kylie and Kourtney said they had suspended all activity on their paid-for apps while they focus on his recovery.

Explaining their lack of activity to fans, they said: 'As a family we've decided to hold off on publishing content across our apps while we continue to support and pray for Lamar. 
'Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this difficult time. 

Lamar Odom's children, Lamar Jr and Destiny, have also spoken about their father, after Khloe reportedly paid to fly them to Las Vegas. 

In a statement given to E! News, they said: 'Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. 
'We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.

Destiny, 17, and Lamar Jr, 13, arrived in Las Vegas Wednesday night along with their mother Liza Morales and Lamar's aunt JaNean Mercer.

Since Odom was placed in a medically-induced coma on Tuesday, a Nevada brothel madam came out and told the story of how the tormented former basketball player poured his heart out to her during his stay at the ranch.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online, Love Ranch general manager TJ Moore revealed how the ailing reality star enjoyed as many as six private 'party sessions' each day with a pair of blonde hookers.

The two-time NBA champ picked Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe from a parade-style line-up that included a transsexual escort and five other scantily-clad women - before summoning the girls to his private suite.

He also stunned staff with his bottomless appetite, gorging on KFC buckets and three T-bone steaks at a time - and by asking for private time with grandmother-of-two Moore, 52, who runs the ranch for boss Dennis Hof.

'It was surprising. I was a little nervous at first but it was clear he just wanted to talk,' TJ told Daily Mail Online. 'He's been hurt a lot, I think he doesn't know who to trust.

'I was with him for quite a while. He was mellow, melancholy almost. He gave me a kiss on the cheek, like a son would kiss a mother.' 

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