Nick Cordero awakens from coma amid coronavirus battle, wife Amanda Kloots says it’s a 'long road ahead'
“Everything is looking good finally. It's so hard with this whole thing. You don't want to get yourself too excited because it's been such a road,” Kloots said. “What a miracle”
Broadway actor Nick Cordero has reportedly gained consciousness after remaining in a comatose state for several weeks.
His wife, Amanda Kloots, shared the happy news on her Instagram story. She wrote: “Nick is awake. He is extremely weak, so weak that he can’t close his mouth. But he is following commands, which means mental status is coming back! This is a long road, a very long road.”
She then told her fans, “Guys we might have to change our hashtag. Nick, dada, is awake! Finally confirmed after two days of, 'Is he doing this?' You get so excited, the nurses are like, 'We think this is happening.' The doctor confirmed today that, 'Yep, I think Nick is awake.' And I was like, 'Oh my God.”
“Everything is looking good finally. It's so hard with this whole thing. You don't want to get yourself too excited because it's been such a road,” she added. “What a miracle.”
The Broadway actor was admitted to the intensive care unit on April 1. Initially, the doctors at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in California thought that he was suffering from pneumonia-like symptoms. Multiple tests, however, revealed that Cordero had coronavirus. He was later put in a medically induced coma to stabilize his breathing.
But Cordero’s condition continued to worsen, and Kloots informed fans mid last month that the Tony-nominated actor was on a ventilator and his right leg had a blood flow issue that would require surgery. Blood-clots as a result of complications with internal organs and medication had formed in Cordero's right leg leading to difficulties in his blood reaching his toes.
He was prescribed blood-thinners to combat the problem but the thinners caused other issues including internal bleeding in his intestines and drops in his blood pressure. He was immediately taken off of his medication and prepped for surgery. Despite the amputation of his right leg, however, Nick did not wake up from the coma.
Late last month, Kloots informed on her Instagram that Cordero got an infection in his lungs that spread to his blood, causing him to go into “a little bit of a septic shock” after developing a fever. Things got worse when Cordero began bleeding internally causing his blood-count to plummet.
Last week finally saw some good news when Kloots told fans on Instagram live that the 41-year-old actor was doing better in his recovery from coronavirus-related complications. She said that Cordero's doctors believed he was making "good progress" following a tracheostomy procedure. She also mentioned that Cordero opened his eyes after he was taken off sedation. “The doctors say Nick is looking good. His settings on everything are getting better, so there's good progress. And now we just need him to wake up,” Kloots said.
Kloots, throughout these ups and downs, did not let her spirits plummet. Her goal, as she would often inform on Instagram, was for the actor to wake up by their son Elvis' first birthday on June 10. Per reports, to help him achieve that goal she would play a recording of their son's cry to a comatose Cordero. The family is finally on the road to recovery and that’s a start.