The wife of Broadway star Nick Cordero offered an uplifting update as his medical battle continues.
Amanda Kloots said on Sunday that Cordero, who experienced several complications from coronavirus in recent weeks, is “doing well” after undergoing a tracheostomy to get him off of a ventilator.
“Yesterday was just basically about a day of getting adjusted to the trach and seeing how he’s doing with it and kind of leveling out these settings,” Kloots said in an Instagram story. "So, settings are down, and he’s doing well, so I’m just hoping for another day of rest and recovery for Nick. I think the more days that he has of this might help his brain to wake up.”
Cordero, 41, was placed under a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early last month.
He initially tested negative for COVID-19 twice before receiving a positive diagnosis, Kloots told Buzzfeed.
Cordero’s right leg was amputated amid his hospitalization after he experienced clotting. Doctors had tried to give him blood thinners, but he was taken off of them because they started to cause issues with internal bleeding and blood pressure, Kloots said at the time.
Toward the end of April, Kloots said Cordero tested negative for COVID-19.
Late last month, Kloots said Cordero had suffered a lung infection, and later said there are “holes in his lungs where obviously you don’t want holes to be.”
Kloots and Cordero welcomed their first child, son Elvis, last June.
Cordero earned a Tony nomination in 2014 for his performance in “Bullets over Broadway" and has also starred in “A Bronx Tale” and “Waitress.”