Odom was briefly taken off a ventilator, as doctors hope to slowly wean him off of life support.
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LAS VEGAS — Lamar Odom is conscious and breathing on his own in a Las Vegas hospital and has spoken a few words, a family representative said.
Odom no longer has a breathing tube, a source told ESPN. He is wearing a breathing mask and remains in critical condition, however.
Odom slept most of the day Friday but did see his kids, father and Khloe Kardashian, his estranged wife.
Sources told ESPN that Odom’s condition had been improving slightly over the past 36 hours, but he remained sedated as doctors worked to make sure his organs functioned properly.