Lamar Odom Suffers Kidney Failure Now Undergoes Successful Kidney Treatment
Lamar Odom has undergone what doctors say they believe was successful dialysis treatment, after the former NBA star suffered kidney failure on Wednesday.
Odom remains in critical condition Thursday morning in a medically induced coma, according to the New York Daily News. The estranged husband of reality television star Khloe Kardashian was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday, after being found unconscious on the floor of a Las Vegas brothel, where he’d been staying since Saturday.
A source told the Daily News that tests are slated over the next several days to determine whether the former Los Angeles Lakers star can improve what doctors have described as his 50-50 chance of survival.
“They were worried about his kidneys,” the source reportedly said Wednesday. “They were failing today, but they gave him dialysis. His doctors think he could be OK. He is still critical, in ICU. So, anything can happen.
The source reportedly said, “It would be weeks, maybe months,” before doctors will be able to determine the extent of any permanent damage.
Doctors reportedly believe drug use caused Odom’s kidney failure. Odom is believed to have used cocaine and at least two herbal sexual supplements while at the brothel.
While the pair signed divorce papers last summer, Odom is still technically married to Kardashian, who is at the hospital with family members and is reportedly making his medical decisions. The pair starred in “Keeping Up with The Kardashians,” before starring in their own reality show “Khloe and Lamar.”