Lamar Odom has been discharged from the Las Vegas hospital where he has been receiving medical treatment after being found unconscious last Tuesday, and has been taken to a hospital in Los Angeles. The former NBA star was accompanied by Khloé Kardashian when he was transported in a helicopter on Monday evening, E! News reports.
A source tells Us Weekly that Lamar’s former mother-in-law Kris Jenner arranged for the father-of-two to receive care in California "so they can all be closer to him".
Lamar Odom has been transported to hospital in Los Angeles with Khloé Kardashian
The basketball star’s health is improving gradually – he is able to breathe on his own without the help of a ventilator and can move his arms and legs. He has also passed a swallowing test, a promising sign of neurological function, and has communicated using hand signals.
The athlete has reportedly managed to say "Hey baby" and "Good morning" to Khloé since waking up, although he is still struggling to communicate and writes on note paper. "He whispers but doesn't talk," a source told In Touch.
The former NBA star will need rehabilitation in the coming months
The former Lakers player is still on dialysis due to kidney failure, and is not yet able to stand up. He will need "a lot" of rehabilitation in the coming months.
Lamar's move to Los Angeles will help Khloé, 31, remain close throughout his rehabilitation. The E! star has not left his side since he was admitted on Tuesday, and a source told E! News, "She goes everywhere with him. If Lamar leaves the room for testing, she follows."
Khloé has remained by Lamar's side since she flew out to Nevada to be with him
Lamar woke from a coma on Friday after being found unconscious in a legal brothel last week, having suffered a drug overdose.
Khloé has since been working with doctors to ensure that her ex-partner receives the best possible care, the source added, while another insider said that Khloé "won't leave his side".
Since being admitted into hospital, Lamar’s family has been rooting for his recovery. His two children Destiny and Lamar Odom Jr and their mother Liza Morales flew to Nevada to be with him, as well as the Kardashians.