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Lamar Odom to Begin Daily Dialysis with Khloe Kardashian at His Side

  • Lamar Odom to Begin Daily Dialysis with Khloe Kardashian at His Side

    Lamar Odom to Begin Daily Dialysis with Khloe Kardashian at His Side

    Lamar Odom to Begin Daily Dialysis with Khloe Kardashian at His Side

    In the beginning of Lamar Odom’s scare at the Las Vegas brothel, we weren’t sure what the cause of his overdose was- or if he truly overdoses. Now we know the ex-basketball star’s system was chock-full of cocaine and opiates, which are assumed to be the cause of multiple strokes he suffered alone in his room. New reports state Lamar will need six hours of dialysis everyday to make up for the damage done to his liver. He may need a liver transplant altogether.

    Odom was also taking experimental herbal Viagra during the event- and the owner of the Las Vegas Brothel has a lot to say.

    From the days forward of the tragedy the media has been alight with frequent updates on Odom’s status; prayers and curses both have been showered on Odom, and the prayers were openly acknowledged by Khloe Kardashian. The International Business Times quotes her,

    “The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar.”

    “You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!!!”

    As for those who took to social media to publicly criticize Lamar for his addiction, we’re entirely disappointed. Just when we thought the public image of addiction was transformed before us in grace, we were again jostled into the reality many do not accept addiction for the legitimate medical and psychological disease it is.

    It’s clear we still have our work cut out for us.

    But perhaps one of the most disturbing things revolving this mess is that there is hardly public outcry over the men and women who suffer from overdoses every day. Until we can mobilize ourselves to care as deeply and as passionately about everyone struggling to get a grip on a crippling substance use disorder, our work isn’t finished!

    Featured image: Lamar Odom by David Shankbone licensed under CC BY 3.0

    Comments (1)

    • Those of you who have never been afflicted by addiction or show no empathy, shut up already. Nobody chooses to be an addict anymore than one chooses to be an asshole. Way to go Khloe for being by his side-

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