Khloé Kardashian on Lamar Odom: 'The Past Week Has Been Incredibly Difficult' | NBC Bay Area

Khloé Kardashian on Lamar Odom: 'The Past Week Has Been Incredibly Difficult'

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    Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom in 2010.

    Khloé Kardashian is speaking out for the first time since rushing to Lamar Odom's side after the 35-year-old former professional athlete was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last week.

    "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. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made. 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!!! XOXO, Khloe" the 31-year-old "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star wrote on her website on Tuesday.

    Yesterday, Odom was discharged from Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas and transported via helicopter to a Los Angeles-area facility. Kardashian was photographed exiting the hospital, and she has continued to remain by her ex's side as he recovers since coming out of a coma on Friday.

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    Most recently, E! News has learned that Odom he is now speaking in full sentences and can swallow and eat food on his own. However, the former Lakers star has a long road to recovery ahead and is currently being treated for aspiration pneumonia.

    "You can tell it's taking a toll on Khloé, but she is staying strong for Lamar," a source told E! News.

    A second source previously added, "She goes everywhere with him. If Lamar leaves the room for testing, she follows."

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    Odom's father, Joe Odom as well as his children, Destiny Odom and Lamar Odom Jr., their mother, Liza Morales, and his aunt, JaNean Mercer all flew to Las Vegas last week.

    Kardashian and Odom wed in 2009 following a whirlwind engagement. Although the two both signed divorce papers in July, a judge has not signed off due to a file backlog, so the two are still legally married.

    For more details on Lamar's current health, how Kardashian is helping him recover and what the next steps are for him, be sure to tune into E! News at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight, only on E!

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