Nick Cordero's Wife Says He May Need a Double Lung Transplant to Recover From COVID-19

Lizzy Buczak
July 03, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Amanda Kloots is giving a health update on her husband, Nick Cordero, revealing that he would likely need a double lung transplant to heal from his lengthy battle with COVID-19.

On Thursday, Kloots spoke with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” and explained that "a lot of things would have to line up" in order for the Broadway actor's transplant to take place.

She said that Cordero is still "extremely weak," but the transplant would give him a chance to return to his lifestyle.

"A 99 percent chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live,” she added.

On Sunday, she took to Instagram to give an update stating that it’s been a "vicious ICU dance circle."

"You just feel like you're in this momentum of going around, around, around like a hamster wheel," she told King of the three months spent in intensive care.

However, Kloots, who shares 1-year-old son Elvis with Cordero, has been his rock and is choosing to remain positive.

"They told me four times that he won't survive. Sometimes even he won't survive through the night, but he has," she revealed. "He's fighting. I see it every day. Nick's doctor sees it. And as long as he's in there and fighting, I'll continue to fight with him."

She continued: "I tell him every day before I leave, I say, 'Okay, here's what you have to focus on. The two of us sitting in our new house, Elvis is in bed and we're listening to 'Our House' in our, you know, home in Laurel Canyon."

On June 26, she said he suffered a new infection but was “relatively stable.”

“He cannot move his body yet. He has had some minor blood infections that are causing little blood pressure issues although those are under control. His vent settings are getting better and his numbers are trending in a better direction. He is relatively stable,” Kloots explained.

Cordero was initially hospitalized on March 30 for what was initially believed to be pneumonia. After testing positive for COVID-19, he had to have his right leg amputated, suffered two mini-strokes, lung infections and was put in a medically-induced coma.

He's since come out of a coma and has tested negative for the novel virus, but “there's still carbon dioxide level problems. He's still acidotic, and there's still blood pressure issues," Kloots said of the 41-year-old.

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