Lamar Odom Is Reportedly Able to Communicate

Signs point to his condition improving.

Lamar Odom with two of the Kardashian sisters
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Update, 10/16: Preliminary reports indicate that Lamar Odom has opened his eyes and is able to communicate. 

According to a source speaking with ET (opens in new tab), the 35-year-old former NBA star signaled "yes" when asked if he would like to see his children. It is unclear if he spoke or used body language. 

Original story, 10/15: As his estranged wife Khloé Kardashian and her family rally around him (opens in new tab), Lamar Odom might be showing signs of improvement, according to a source speaking to Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab).

The insider says Kim Kardashian believes the 35-year-old athlete, who is in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive Tuesday evening (opens in new tab), squeezed her hand. He is also said to have opened his eyes.

ET reports that Odom's kidneys are a concern and that he's been placed on dialysis—he remains in critical condition.

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.