“The Rock of Ages” star Nick Cordero spent more than a month in a medically induced coma over coronavirus complications.
As Broadway star Nick Cordero crosses the two-and-a-half month threshold on his hospital stay, wife Amanda Kloots is lamenting all the family moments he’s missing.
Cordero has been in the ICU for 77 days with complications from the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Kloots, a celebrity fitness trainer and Broadway alum, is keeping her Instagram followers updated with the latest on him and their 1-year-old son, Elvis.
“We have a walker. Elvis took his first steps today,” Kloots announced in a series of Instagram Story videos early Wednesday morning. “I missed them, but his grandparents saw them and then as soon as he saw me, he did it for me. So that was really cute. Of course my mind went right to Nick and Nick missing that moment. That wasn’t easy.”
The Tony-nominated actor had been admitted to the hospital for what was initially thought to be pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram on April 1. An initial coronavirus test came up negative, though a subsequent one turned up positive for COVID-19.
Cordero has gone through a series of battles, including a lung infection, a coma and a leg amputation. He’s now awake and able to answer doctors’ questions, though Kloots noted he isn’t “very active” yet.
She likened his medical journey to a “rollercoaster,” noting she and his doctors are hoping to get him “stable and strong enough to have more options” for recovery.
“Some days are good, some aren’t,” she said. “Some things are better, some aren’t. You feel like sometimes theres lots of hope and then sometimes its not as much hope… I feel like I’m getting to the point where I’m getting emotionless. Do not get me wrong, I am not giving up any kind of hope or giving up any kind of positivity for Nick, for my husband. Not at all. Not even close. It’s just going on 77 days tomorrow and it is a lot.”
She added: “Every day that goes by, I just feel like my heart is just breaking more and more. I think about him laying there and I just am devastated and I see our little boy, just the cutest little thing and growing up and doing all these firsts, and Nick missing them and its heartbreaking.”
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Kloots said she goes to bed each night with her phone in hand, researching and reading direct messages in hopes of finding something they haven’t tried yet that could help her husband recover. Cordero’s medical team has been a guiding light through the process, she added.
“I am constantly praying for a miracle,” Kloots said. “I am constantly praying for healing and I am not giving up hope or belief that it’ll happen. Nick is still there. He’s still fighting.”
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