Adam Carlson and Steve Helling
October 18, 2015 10:00 AM

It’s been a miraculous week for former NBA star Lamar Odom, who spent four days in a coma before awakening Friday and then communicating with his loved ones.

Though he’s responsive, “he’s not out of the woods yet,” a source close to the Kardashian family tells PEOPLE.

“He still has a lot of problems with his internal organs. His kidneys are a big worry,” the source says. “He has done a lot of damage to his body.

“He will probably never be back to where he was before. Damage has been done.”

Odom, 35, was hospitalized in Las Vegas after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Tuesday. He had cocaine and opiates in his system and had suffered multiple strokes, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.

Kendall Jenner (second from left) and Kim Kardashian West (far right)
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His family, including his children and his estranged wife Khloé Kardashian, “dropped everything” to be by his side, where many of them have remained.

“Everyone is so surprised at how he improved,” the source says. “They thought this was the end and that’s why everyone flew in to say goodbye.”

When Odom awoke Friday, he was able to communicate with Kardashian, 31, who told him, “I love you,” a source previously told PEOPLE.

“Khloé still hasn’t left his side and looks very tired,” a source previously told PEOPLE. “As soon as Lamar wakes up, she rushes over to hold his hand. She sleeps on a pullout bed next to Lamar.”

Several other Kardashian family members have returned to Las Vegas this weekend: sisters Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner and their mom, Kris Jenner, were in seen arriving on Saturday.

That night, Kardashian West, 34, made a post about Odom’s medical crisis, apparently referencing a visit she and Kendall made earlier that day.

“I have faith in you. I believe in the power of prayer and positive energy!” she wrote. “Thank you all for your prayers! Lammy – I’m so happy Kendall & I could make you smile today! God is good!”

“It’s miraculous,” says the Kardashian West source of Odom’s recovery so far. “God has a plan for his life.”

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