Lamar Odom's recovery faces even more controversy.
The athlete, who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last month, has been undergoing a slow recovery at a hospital in Los Angeles. Now, doctors are even more concerned for the star's health after reports emerge that he asked for large amounts of pain killers, including Oxycontin.
According to a source who spoke with Radar Online, Odom's improvement has made doctors worry.
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"Lamar was moved out of ICU earlier this week because of the progress that has been made," the source tells the site. "He is no longer on dialysis. But there are concerns because Lamar has been asking for copious amounts of pain medication, including Oxycontin."
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The star, who has long struggled with drug abuse, has put the doctors in a difficult predicament.
"It's a dilemma for the doctors because the pain has to be treated,” the source goes on to say. “But with Lamar’s history of substance abuse, they are trying to give him other pain medications that aren’t as powerful. However, Lamar complains that it’s not strong enough."
As for Khloe Kardashian, who has remained by her estranged husband's side throughout his recovery, the news is not sitting well.
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The source reveals that Kardashian was “disgusted that Lamar has continued to ask for strong pain meds. Khloe hasn’t been at the hospital this week. She is keeping her distance, but checks in with Lamar’s doctors."
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is reportedly disappointed that Odom even summoned his drug dealer to the hospital, and has refused to visit her husband since.
For now, Odom's condition seems to be improving, as the whirlwind weeks continue.
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