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.
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.
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.”