[…] Odom has shown enough steady improvement in recent days at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center that he has started physical therapy, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
Odom has not experienced any setbacks after breathing without the help of a ventilator in the past three days. He showing marked improvement with his breathing, vision and the ability to have simple conversations, sources said.
The therapy this week, the Daily News reports, will determine whether Odom will be able to walk again. If he is, the recovery process will reportedly take months and he will likely have some permanent damage. From TMZ:
Doctors are telling Lamar’s friends and family rehabilitation will take many months, and they believe an undetermined amount of damage to his body will be permanent.
We’re told Lamar will have physical, speech, and other therapists working with him for the foreseeable future.
On Friday, Odom woke from a coma and reportedly said something, though it’s unclear what. Three days, earlier he was found unconscious at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South brothel, where the former NBA star had reportedly gone on a three day bender that included cocaine and “herbal Viagra.”
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