Nick Cordero‘s rollercoaster journey back to health after being diagnosed with coronavirus continues, but on Wednesday, his wife, Amanda Kloots, announced via Instagram on May 6, that she received the best news ever today.
Cordero, 41, the Tony Award-winning actor who starred in the Broadway musicals Waitress and Rock of Ages, and who has been in a coma at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles since late March, is finally starting to show real signs of waking up.
Through happy tears, Kloots said, “This is the best news that we’ve ever gotten so far, which is that the doctor just called and said that Nick is showing very, very very, early, early, early signs of tracking, which means he’s starting to wake up! Which is huge.”
Kloots, 28, who’s taking care of their 10-month old son, Elvis, with the help of her two siblings, reinforced the fact that these were “early signs,” but small victories nonetheless. “Again, these are early, early signs and super, super small movements that not only one nurse saw, but a couple.”
“So, the doctor just thinks this a great sign that he’s starting to wake up,” Kloots added, noting that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. “So, maybe he’ll wake up for me and for his mom (Lesley Cordero). What a gift. But honestly, such wonderful news to hear. It’s just a really good day. I’m feeling a little bit of relief. What a great phone call to get from the doctor.”
Kloots said on May 5, “He had a little bit of a rocky night. His is oxygen levels went down, but they got him right back and they did some lung scraping to get rid of some more infection. So, he’s now back to some good numbers.”
A Day Earlier, Cordero’s Eyes Were Opening Up, ‘But Not Connected to Anything’ Kloots Said
On May 4, Kloots shared on Instagram, “The doctors say Nick is looking good. His settings on everything are getting better. And now we just need him to wake up. His eyes are opening up but they’re not connected to anything right now. So we just need them to connect to something.”
Kloots described how she’s been talking to other people who’ve had loved ones recover from coronavirus to “get an idea of the mindset of when they wake up out of a coma and what they remember.”
“One of the things they said is that the first step is that the eyes open. The second step is that the eyeballs sort of track [movement]. We are at eyes open, which is great. We just need, like, the mental status to kick in.”
Doctors Told Kloots Not To Give Up Hope Yet
The former Radio City Rockette has been through a horrific ordeal over the past few months. However, Kloots’ positive energy and her ability to always look at the bright side of things while her husband remains unconscious, has made her an unexpected social media star. Even after Cordero’s needed his right leg amputated due to blood clots, Kloots remained undaunted.
Kloots has been hoping and praying that her husband will soon wake up. “He is 41 and he’s been fighting,” she said. “He’s been fighting really hard. We know. He’s literally been thrown every curveball he could be thrown.”
Being on the younger side is a huge tip in the Waitress star’s hat. Doctors told Kloots, “If Nick was in his 70s, it would be a different conversation,” in regards to what could be considered the best-case scenario. “But doctors said do not give up,” she said.