Lamar Odom Will Be Transferring to Los Angeles Hospital to Continue Recovery

Athlete was previously treated in Las Vegas

By Bruna Nessif, Holly Passalaqua Oct 19, 2015 10:16 PMTags
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Lamar Odom will no longer be receiving treatment in Las Vegas.

E! News has learned that the former NBA star, who has been getting care from doctors at Sunrise Hospital in Nevada for nearly a week now, will be transferred to a Los Angeles hospital to continue his recovery in southern California.

We're told Odom is expected to leave the hospital in the next day and a half, pending his condition remaining stable. They are in the early stages of working out the logistics of how they may transport him back to L.A. As we previously reported, Lamar's stature prohibited him from being able to airlifted in a helicopter, so privately chartering a medical flight is one of several options that is being considered at this time.

As E! News exclusively reported earlier today, the former Laker's health is improving day to day, but the 35-year-old athlete, who initially entered the hospital after being found unconscious, is going to need "a lot" of rehab in the coming months.

Lamar is "making fast progress" and can move his arms and legs, but he is not able to stand up, even with assistance. A CT scan came back clean, but there may be some cognitive issues ahead. Though Lamar is still on dialysis due to kidney failure, he is showing signs of improvement. He passed a swallowing test, a promising sign of neurological function, and has communicated using hand signals. Additionally, he is no longer wearing an oxygen mask and is "doing great with his breathing."

A team of doctors—including a neurologist, cardiologist, primary care doctor and critical care physician—have been working to help Lamar through the recovery process. Included in the group of supporter is Khloe Kardashian, who has not left his side since he was admitted on Tuesday.

"She goes everywhere with him. If Lamar leaves the room for testing, she follows," a source shared with E! News. Lamar has spoken to Khloe a few times since he woke up from a coma Friday, saying, "Hey, baby" and "Good morning."

Here's hoping Lamar's road to recovery continues to be successful in California.

—Reporting by Senta Scarborough

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