Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots has given another update on what her husband might need to fully recover from his ongoing coronavirus battle.
The Broadway star has been in hospital since March after contracting Covid-19 and has suffered numerous complications from the virus, including having to have his leg amputated.
He was placed into a medically-induced coma and has been awake since May, but is still unable to speak due to being on a ventilator to help his lungs.
Amanda explained: ‘He’s stable. Nick’s body is extremely weak. Muscles have atrophied, so he can’t move his body yet. … He can still open his eyes, and when he is alert and awake, he’ll answer commands by looking up or down, yes or no questions.
‘When I’m asking him, he will even try to smile or move his jaw. The nurses have all said that he answers my questions the best.’
When Gayle asks exactly what is needed to help Nick make progress on the way to recovery, Amanda replied: ‘In a perfect world — because we are hoping for a perfect world… ultimate, ultimate goal would to be — get him to be a candidate for a double lung transplant.
‘We think that that is most likely the possibility. A 99% chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live. … That is a long road away and a lot of things would have to line up in order for Nick to be a candidate for that.’
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Amanda, who married Nick back in 2017, said he has now spent 90 days in hospital.
She shared a photo of herself and the couple’s one-year-old son Elvis and was seen wearing a top that had the message ‘hooray for health heroes’ printed across the front.
Thanking medical staff for the ‘extraordinary care’ they have given to Nick, Amanda praised those helping him for ‘risking their lives’ in order to save her husband’s.
She wrote: ‘It’s day 90. I want to give a huge shout out to the Health Hero’s that are taking care of my husband. Ninety days of extraordinary care and when he was COVID positive they were risking their lives to save his. (sic)’
Amanda continued: ‘I sit in the hospital and watch the nurses monitor every machine, fix all his lines, watch his levels, turn him, bathe him, attend to his dressings, administer medicines and then ask ME if I need anything…water or crackers?!?! They are absolutely incredible and Elvis and I will always be grateful.’
She explained how she has created her tee, thanking medical staff to help raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.
‘This virus is a real thing and needs to be taken seriously and stopped,’ the mum-of-one told fans. ‘We will always do what we can to support that.’
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