October 21, 2015 07:30 AM

Khloé Kardashian had long worried that her estranged husband Lamar Odom might hit rock bottom after battling his demons for years.

When Odom, 35, was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel on Oct. 13, she responded with shock, sadness and a steely determination to help him.

“This is exactly what she feared,” a source close to the reality TV star tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

As he continues to fight for recovery after being moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, those closest to him are hoping that the crisis represents a turning point in Odom’s life, which has been marked by tragedy repeatedly.

“Everyone is hoping that this will be a reality check for him,” says the source, “and that he will make a change in his life and be the man he was created to be.”

For much more on Khloe‘s heartbreak and her ongoing commitment to Odom, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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