Lamar Odom Doing ‘Much Better,’ Family Rep Says

Lamar Odom
FILE - In this July 31, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom speaks to the media during a news conference after the Lakers signed Odom to a multi-year NBA basketball contract, in El Segundo, Calif. Odom spent most of his 14-year NBA career in Los Angeles with the Lakers and Clippers, becoming a fan favorite before he sought even more fame with the Kardashians. Odom, who was embraced by teammates and television fans alike for his Everyman approach to fame, was found face-down and alone Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, after spending four days at the Love Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis, File)

Lamar Odom is defying the odds.

Sources close to the situation, telling ABC News that since waking from a coma Friday, the former NBA star is showing signs of improvement – able to text, smile, and communicate with loved ones – even reportedly giving a thumbs up and saying hi to estranged wife Khloe Kardashian, who hasn’t left his bedside since he arrived.

Khloe Kardashian Odom, Lamar Odom
FILE – In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom from the show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” attend an E! Network upfront event at Gotham Hall in New York. Odom, the former NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans alike for his humble approach to fame, was hospitalized and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is by his side, after being found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel where he had been staying for days. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Family members telling ABC News overnight, “Lamar is doing very well. By the grace of god he’s doing much better.”

Odom, surrounded by family throughout the weekend — his children by his side, seen smiling in these photos after leaving the hospital Friday.

And the Kardashians, returning to Las Vegas to join Khloe – Kim Kardashian taking to social media, posting this photo and the message “I’m so happy Kendall and I could make you smile today!

Odom’s improvement – a dramatic turnaround, just six days after he was rushed to the hospital, after being found unresponsive at this brothel outside Las Vegas.

A sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nev., were former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious the day before. Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days at the brothel  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
A sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nev., were former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious the day before. Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days at the brothel (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

And as Odom recovers – new details emerging from his three day visit to the love ranch – Odom racking up an exorbitant bill totaling nearly eighty thousand dollars – the ranch owner telling ABC News Odom negotiated the rates himself – and was planning on staying there for up to five days.

Dennis Hof, Owner of Love Ranch says, “There are thousands of celebs that come some for extended stays 2-3-4 weeks at a time. They are buying a good time at a private environment.”

But the ranch says Odom was the first celebrity to have the women at the brothel sign a confidentiality agreement.

Yet he still wanted to be alone Monday night.

Richard Hunter the Media Assistant at Love Ranch adds, “The night before he was hospitalized he had told the girls he had wanted to spend that night alone.”

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