Loved ones Nick Cordero patiently waited for him to wake up from the medically induced coma where he had been placed against the corona virus.
The Broadway star’s wife, fitness personality Amanda Kloots, offered another health update via Instagram Stories on Thursday, describing the “waiting game” that she now faces just days after Cordero’s amputated leg.
Following a successful amputation, Cordero undergo an MRI in the brain and spine to assess other possible obstacles to recovery. “The doctors said that there was nothing on the MRI that would indicate that he would not wake up, that was extraordinary news. We are very happy about that because it was a big concern for all of us,” Kloots said.
“However,” he explained, “he hasn’t woken up and hasn’t been given a sedative for 12 days. The doctors think he should be awake now.”
But because Cordero was “heavily drugged” for the previous 13 days, Kloots said he “wished and prayed every day that Nick woke up.”
“By putting energy and positivity out there, because I’m sure he will do it. He was in Nick’s time and when he woke up, we would all be there to celebrate,” he said.
For now, Kloots said his team of doctors plans to continue to reduce the drug in hopes of removing it from the ventilator so they can then insert a breathing tube to “help him become more comfortable.”
“While we were waiting for him to wake up, while he was still sleeping, they slowly weaned his relief body, which was big news. Little small wins,” Kloots added.
Because Kloots, who gave birth to the couple’s first child less than a year ago, could not be by Cordero’s side through his care. So he spent time outside the Los Angeles hospital where he is currently recovering.
“One day I went to @cedarssinai and stood outside the hospital,” he said recently Instagram. “I talk to Nick, I pray, I play the song and I sing for him! This is the closest to me every day.”
Cordero, whose stage credits included “Servants” and “Rock of Ages,” were first hospitalized in late March after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He was tested negative for the corona virus twice before the doctor took a third test, which was positive.
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