According to a new report, Lamar Odom is relying on a ventilator to breathe as he remains in a coma in the Las Vegas hospital where he’s been treated since he was found unconscious at Nevada’s Love Ranch South brothel on Tuesday night.
A source close to the former NBA champion, 35, tells People magazine his estranged wife, Khloé Kardashian — who is allegedly making all his medical decisions as the two are still legally married and L.O. reportedly doesn’t have a living will — is “preparing for the worst.”
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The source says it’s “hard for Khloé,” because the prognosis remains bleak.
“Everyone wanted to hope for the best, but nothing has changed,” the source explains. “Now they are preparing for the worst.”
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The update comes shortly after the Kardashians had some renewed hope as he reportedly showed some signs of improvement — he allegedly fluttered his eyes and squeezed a relative’s hand — but doctors have since explained those may have been involuntary responses.
While the 31-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has yet to comment directly on Lamar’s status, several members of her famous family expressed their heartache on social media. Additionally, Khloé and her sisters Kim, Kendall and Kylie published a statement on their apps, explaining their plan to “go dark” in the coming days.
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The announcement read, “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.”
Additionally, Lamar’s two children with ex Liza Morales — 17-year-old Destiny and 13-year-old Lamar Jr. — released a statement shortly after Khloé flew them to Las Vegas to be with their father.
Khloé, Lamar and his two kids in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad,” they said via CNN.
“We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers.”
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As In Touch Weekly previously reported, Lamar once said that Khloé promised to take care of his children should anything ever happen to him — and she seems to be making good on her word so far.
“I think two weeks [into our relationship], she said, ‘Lamar, you know what? Anything ever happens to you, I got your kids. They’re always going to be all right.’ That meant so much,” he said back in 2012. “She’s a serious person and when she’s down for you, she’s down for you.”