Canadian actor Nick Cordero and wife Amanda Kloots Photograph:( Twitter )
Back in March, Nick Cordero first fell ill and was admitted to the hospital in Los Angeles.
American Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots said on Thursday that he is 'stronger every day' now that he has awakened from a medically-induced coma after a months-long battle with the coronavirus, cautioning that Cordero is still not out of the woods.
According to Page Six, Kloots updated in an Instagram post that Cordero is conscious and responding to commands and that he is "still having a little bit of an issue with the infection in his lungs."
"He's getting better and better every day. A little stronger every day, so things are really looking great on that front," she said in an Instagram Stories video update.
Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did. He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. I ask God for a miracle and my Dad reminded me that God is answering my prayer everyday because he is still with us! Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick
She said that the actor is still fighting an infection in his lungs. Concluding her video in an upbeat tone, she said, "But mental status: We are on good, good progress with mental status."
Back in March, the Broadway actor first fell ill and was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles thinking it was just pneumonia. Things took a turn for the worse when he was placed on a ventilator.
He has since lost his right leg when there was a complication with blood thinners.