Lamar Odom out of coma, briefly speaks to estranged wife Khloe Kardashian

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Lamar Odom's loved ones are slowly receiving signs of hope.

While the former NBA pro is still in critical condition, ET has learned that he is no longer in a coma.

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A source close to the Kardashian family tells ET, "Lamar is conscious and was able to say hi to Khloe, but his condition remains guarded."

Lamar gained consciousness on Friday morning. According to another source close to the 35-year-old athlete, he woke up, pulled the ventilator tube out of his mouth, and briefly said, "Morning -- hi, baby," to his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian.

The basketball star has been in and out of sleep and is reportedly "not out of the woods." Still in critical condition, Lamar is sedated, back on the ventilator and requiring a breathing mask. "It is too soon to tell," the source tells ET on if Lamar's condition is improving.

Khloe has not left her ex's bedside since arriving at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on Tuesday night and is still wearing the same clothes she arrived in.

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom arrive at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Khloe Kardashian, left, poses for photographers as her date, Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Lamar Odom, looks on at the premiere of the film "Whiteout" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom, right, and Khloe Kardashian get off the float after the Lakers NBA Championship victory parade in Los Angeles, Monday, June 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
**COMMERCIAL IMAGE** In this photograph taken by AP Images for AXE, Khloe Kardashian, left, and Lamar Odom arrive at the AXE Music "One Night Only" concert series featuring Weezer on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Shea Walsh / AP Images for AXE)
Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom, left, and Khloe Kardashian during a BBVA All-Star celebrity basketball game at the NBA All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Khloe Kardashian, left, and her husband Lamar Odom, right, of the Dallas Mavericks, sit rinkside as they take in an NHL hockey game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Dallas. The Blackhawks won 4-1. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com �2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 4/27/12 Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom playing basketball in Queens. (NY) (Star Max via AP Images)
Photo by: Jackson Lee/starmaxinc.com �2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 4/27/12 Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom playing basketball in Queens. (NY) (Star Max via AP Images)
ORANGE, CA - JUNE 07: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian make a personal appearance for 'Unbreakable Bond' at Perfumania on June 7, 2012 in Orange, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 22: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are seen at Los Angeles International Airport on July 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
ORANGE, CA - JUNE 07: Professional basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian make an appearance to promote their fragrance, 'Unbreakable Bond,' at Perfumania on June 7, 2012 in Orange, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 19: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom and Kris Jenner attend the Cody Simpson album preview party hosted by Hallmark at Casa Del Mar on May 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 18: Basketball player Lamar Odom and TV personality Khloe Kardashian attend Voli Light Vodka Supports The 19th Annual Race To Erase MS 'Glam Rock To Erase MS' at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2012 in Century City, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian are seen on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Odom dine at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas on June 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)
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WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: Lamar Opened His Eyes and Was Able to Speak

On Tuesday, Khloe was joined by her mother, Kris Jenner, and older sister, Kim Kardashian, but both left on Thursday because Kim had a pregnancy check-up scheduled in Los Angeles. Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian also took a trip to Vegas and have since returned to L.A., but Kris, Kim, Kylie and Kendall Jenner will all return to Nevada on Saturday.

Kim was originally scheduled to have a baby shower in anticipation of her second child, a son with husband Kanye West, on Saturday, but the celebration was cancelled amid Lamar's hospitalization.

Lamar was found unresponsive at the Love Ranch -- a legal brothel in Crystal, Nevada, where he had reportedly been staying for four days -- on Tuesday. He was placed in a medically induced coma on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack and organ failure, and later on dialysis.

Prior to waking up from the coma, a source told ET that there had beenencouraging moments, including Lamar briefly fluttering his eyes and, at one point, Kim believed he squeezed her hand.

WATCH: Khloe & Lamar: A Timeline of Their Relationship

Earlier in the week, the Kardashian-Jenner family was said to be "devastated" about Lamar's situation and "praying for a miracle to happen."

"They have tried so hard to help Lamar with his issues and it breaks their hearts that he could lose this battle," a source close to the family told ET on Wednesday. "The entire family is pulling for Lamar to make it through this."

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CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Signs for the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel are shown on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a visit at the brothel and has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas since Tuesday. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
The entrance to the Love Ranch brothel is seen, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nev., were former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious the day before. Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days at the brothel (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Lawanna, shift manage, points to the private residence at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the brothel. Richard Hunter, media assistant to Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, tended to Odom and called 911.(Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nev., were former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom was found unconscious the day before. Odom, the NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans for his humble approach to fame, was on life support Wednesday, his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian by his side. Odom was found unresponsive after four days at the brothel (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: The room where former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel is shown on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Odom has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas since Tuesday. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: The suite where former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel is shown on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Odom has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas since Tuesday. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: A general view shows Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center where former NBA player Lamar Odom is being treated on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14: Television personalities Kris Jenner (L) and Kim Kardashian leave Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center where former NBA player Lamar Odom is being treated on October 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Odom was found unconscious during a vist to the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel in Crystal, Nevada on Tuesday. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14: Television personalities Kris Jenner (L) and Kim Kardashian leave Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center where former NBA player Lamar Odom is being treated on October 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Odom was found unconscious during a vist to the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel in Crystal, Nevada on Tuesday. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Signs for the Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South is seen October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a visit at the brothel and has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Richard Hunter walks past the bar area at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the brothel. Richard Hunter, media assistant to Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, tended to Odom and called 911.(Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Some of the projects available for purchase by visitors are displayed at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. NBA star Lamar Odom was found unconscious at the brothel. Richard Hunter, media assistant to Dennis Hof's Love Ranch, tended to Odom and called 911.(Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: An exterior view shows the Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a visit at the brothel and has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
CRYSTAL, NV - OCTOBER 14: Signs for Dennis Hof's Love Ranch Las Vegas brothel are shown on October 14, 2015 in Crystal, Nevada. Former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during a visit at the brothel and has been hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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