Caitlyn Jenner arrives at Las Vegas hospital as Lamar Odom's children ask for 'continued prayers'
Published 16/10/2015 | 07:37
Caitlyn Jenner is the latest family member to rally around Lamar Odom as he fights for his life.
Lamar (35) was married to Caitlyn's step-daughter Khloe Kardashian (31) for four years and it emerged yesterday that due to the fact they are still legally married, Khloe is making all of his medical decisions.
Khloe's mother and Caitlyn's ex Kris and sisters Kim, Kourtney and Kylie Jenner all flew back to Los Angeles for different obligations, but are planning on returning to his bedside this weekend.
Model Kendall Jenner left Shanghai Fashion Week early to be with her family and is currently en route to Nevada to be with her sister.
Although he is still on life support, Kim reportedly told doctors that she believes Lamar squeezed her hand at one point, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Other moments that have been deemed encouraging by medical professionals include Lamar’s eyes apparently fluttering open for a brief second.
Despite the positive developments, things are far from plain sailing for Lamar.
Sources added to the outlet that Lamar’s kidneys are proving the most concerning for his doctors as they are on the verge of failing.
He has been placed on dialysis and is still in critical condition.
TMZ.com also quoted sources as saying Lamar’s hand squeezing could have been an involuntary movement.
Lamar's children Destiny (17) and Lamar Jr (13) are also by their father's side at Sunrise Hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma after being found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada on Tuesday.
The children released a statement to CNN asking for prayers, saying: "Thanks for your outpouring of prayers and support for our dad. We are here with our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy at this time. We ask for your continued prayers."
Lamar was found unresponsive at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada during the afternoon on Tuesday 13 October. It’s claimed he checked into the brothel on Saturday 10 October and has been using an herbal sexual performance enhancing drug and cocaine prior to being found.
According to the caller, "white stuff" and blood was coming from his nose and mouth.
Nevada authorities took a blood sample from the reality star yesterday in order to identify what toxins were in his system.
Meanwhile, former *NSYNC singer Lance Bass has opened up about Lamar’s condition, admitting the family are struggling to cope.
Lance is a close friend of the reality star clan, with Kris attending Lance’s wedding in December.
"I mean, the family is devastated, of course," Lance said during an interview on The Meredith Vieira Show on Thursday. "This is the only family that Lamar has."
Lance has been in touch with Kris since Lamar was hospitalised and admitted that while Khloé’s marriage to the sportsman has broken down, the family still care deeply about him.
"I know from Kris, Kris loves him so much and she was the one that would just call him so much and stay in touch and make sure that he's OK," Lance said. "They knew Lamar was an addict and they wanted to make sure he was safe. There was really nothing they could do and you get to the point, you keep getting told when a family member or friend is going through something like that, sometimes you just have to cut it off and that's what they had to do with him.
“It cannot be an easy thing. They are by his side right now, they are in Vegas. It's just a sad situation all around."