Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots reveals he still has ‘lingering lung infection’ after waking from coronavirus coma

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BROADWAY star Nick Cordero’s coronavirus battle is not over yet as he fights off a lingering lung infection.

The Tony Award-nominated actor for Bullets over Broadway has been in the ICU since late March, with his wife Amanda Kloots keeping fans updated on his progress.

Nick Cordero, 41
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Nick, 41, had suffered complications from the illness which forced doctors to amputate his right leg because of blood clots.

Amanda also revealed the doctors’ upcoming “long-term big goals” for Nick include moving him off of dialysis and off of a ventilator.

He woke up from a month-long coma on Tuesday, but still has a number of serious hurdles to clear before getting a clean bill of health.

Amanda said on Instagram: “There’s a new hashtag in town and it is #OffTheVent because if we can make this happen, like we did with #WakeUpNick, that will mean that this infection in Nick’s lungs is gone, or not necessarily gone, but better, and that means we can get him off the ventilator.

Nick’s wife, Amanda Kloots, has been keeping his fans updated about his battle with coronavirus
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Nick woke up from a month-long coma on Tuesday
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She added: “We are still dealing with this lingering infection in Nick’s lung.

“This infection that is left over from when he went into septic shock the last time is still in his lungs and just kind of sitting there. They are doing everything they can to clean it out every day but it’s just not getting better.”

The mom-of-one also told fans doctors could “lower his vent settings once the infection goes away.  

That will begin the process of trying to get “him breathing on his own.”

Amanda said the next step was to get Nick off the ventilator and breathing on his own
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Amanda remained hopeful saying, “there’s no reason why we can’t get this infection to go away.”

She added: “They are cleaning him out every day and he’s on antibiotics, so it can happen and it’s gonna happen because like I’ve said from the beginning, the doctor told me from the beginning, if we have a positive attitude, there’s options.

“Nick is fighting for his life every day in that ICU and I know he isn’t giving up. We’re not giving up. Nobody is giving up.

This infection is gonna go away and he is gonna get off that ventilator. And that’s the only mindset that I have right now.”

Amanda’s happy news follows her Mother’s Day news that she was able to have a video call with Nick.

The situation is very difficult for Amanda who is not allowed to be with her husband physically because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

She explained in a caption on her Stories: “[sic] A plead… I know this isn’t possible but today is miracle day so why not ask. I just wish I could see him. Hold his hand. Touch his face. I do believe this would help him WAKE UP!”

Last weekend, the Tony nominee had to be resuscitated after undergoing emergency surgery in order to prevent a blood clot.

Nick and Amanda got married in 2017
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Of the decision to amputate his leg, Amanda shared: “He’s a dancer. He’s an actor. He’s a performer.

“It was not an easy decision to make.”

The couple’s friends set up a GoFundMe page to help pay Nick’s medical bills.


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