According to msn, Lamar Odom is breathing on his own. He still has some oxygen going into his airways, but there is no longer a pump doing the breathing for him. Also, it was reported that he opened his eyes and gave a greeting and a thumbs up before going back to sleep. He said, “Good morning”.
It will be interesting to talk to him to see how much he remembers and what his thoughts were when he first woke up. Like, when he was unresponsive was he at all aware that he was being treated at some point by doctors. When did Lamar figure out he was being treated or laying in the hospital.
I think he was pretty close to death, for real! If he had not been found early enough when he was foaming at the mouth in that whorehouse , I doubt the doctors would have been able to get him out of critical condition.
Now that Lamar Odom has a new chance in life, I hope he will take it seriously and realize how lucky he is to be able to see and talk. Imagine how horrible it would have been if he wouldn’t have been able to communicate and his life would have been in the hands of somebody else. Like that time the husband let his vegetative wife die by removing her feeding tubes. God, that was a sad story. He better be thankful he’s not in that kind of shape. Everyone involved should be thankful.
The thing is now, Lamar Odom needs to use this instance of survival and turn it into something positive. Only time will tell. Obviously he has some healing to do first. But at least he has reached a milestone in his recovery and is responding and making improvements.