His journey continues. Lamar Odom was transported via helicopter from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A., on Monday, Oct. 19, after regaining consciousness last Friday.
A photo from Odom’s departure at 5:30 p.m. local time was obtained by TMZ Sports on Monday night. The pic shows a red chopper on the hospital’s helipad, preparing to take off as the sun dips below the horizon. As reported by Us Weekly, Odom’s estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, traveled with him from Vegas to L.A.
A source tells Us Weekly that Odom and Kardashian, 31, took the chopper to a private plane to return to L.A. Initially they were concerned that the 6’10” former Los Angeles Lakers forward wouldn’t fit into the helicopter, but the insider says Odom is now able to sit up.
Odom, 35, was discharged on Monday, nearly a week after he was first transferred to the hospital last Tuesday, Oct. 13, when he was found unconscious at the Love Ranch South brothel in Nevada. Odom miraculously “opened his eyes” last Friday after nearly 72 hours of unconsciousness. A source told Us at the time that Odom also spoke.
“He’s still getting better little by little,” the insider told Us on Monday. “The doctors are starting to talk about plans for what happens when he gets out and that’s how rehab came up, but he still has a ways to go.”
According to the same source, Kris Jenner was the one to arrange for Odom to receive care in L.A., so “they can all be closer to him.”
Along with the Kardashians, other loved ones, including his dad, Joe Odom, ex Liza Morales, and their kids, Destiny and Lamar Jr., have joined Odom at his bedside. As Us reported this past weekend, Khloe, in particular, hasn’t left his side since the incident first occurred. “Khloe has been making the decisions and it has been very hard on her,” the insider told Us.
As confirmed by Us last week, Kardashian and Odom are still legally married though their divorce documents are already signed and sent to the court. Since the revelation was made, Kardashian has been technically responsible for medical decisions pertaining to Odom.
“Most people have been waiting in a waiting room outside the room and will go in one at a time, the source told Us. “Khloe has really been the only one in the room 24/7, sleeping by his bedside and keeping vigil.”
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