Apr 29, 2020 / 7:11 am | Story:
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Nick Cordero is having a tough time recovering from his battle with the coronavirus after a string of new health scares “came out of nowhere.”
Doctors hoped to take the comatose Tony-winning star off breathing apparatus this week, but the 41-year-old’s wife Amanda Kloots told fans on Monday that had been delayed after he developed a fever.
Taking to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, she provided another health update, explaining he’d had a “bit of a rough day yesterday” on the road to recovery.
“Nick ended up getting an infection in his lungs that went into his blood, so he went into a little bit of septic shock,” Kloots explained. “So they went in and completely cleaned out his lungs, which was great, and they gave him some blood pressure medication to help his blood pressure come back up.”
She continued. “This kind of came out of nowhere, after two days of really great progress, but he’s back to feeling better. He’s resting and the antibiotics hopefully are kicking in.
“He’ll be on these antibiotics for seven days, I hear, and we kind of just wait and see. He’s throwing us for some loops, that’s for sure, but I’m happy that he is feeling good now, and stable and the fever’s under control.”
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The Rock of Ages actor has been fighting for his life in a Los Angeles hospital intensive care unit since last month, when he was initially thought to be suffering from pneumonia.
He tested negative at the time for Covid-19, but as his condition worsened, Cordero was found to have actually contracted the virus, and ended up having his right leg amputated last weekend after experiencing blood flow issues.
He has since had a temporary pacemaker fitted due to an irregular heartbeat, but was previously said to be “recovering well” amid the health scare.
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