Nick Cordero Is In ‘Very Critical Condition’ And Put In Intesive Care Unit Amid Possible Coronavirus Infection
Broadway star Nick Cordero has been put in intesive care unit and diagnosed with pneumonia while battling coronavirus-like symptoms.
His wife, Amanda Kloots, took to Instagram sharing a video on her story to update fans on his health.
“We had really great progress and then yesterday, I got a phone call saying that [Cordero] had an infection in his lung, a new infection that caused his fever to spike way above normal, which caused his blood pressure to drop, which caused his heart to go into irregular patterns,” said Kloots.
“He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him,” she continued. “It was very, very scary. They had a very hard time getting him back.”
Kloots said that doctors successfully put Cordero on an ECMO machine to “help support his heart and his lungs.”
Kloots said that they were waiting “minute by minute” as “things were, again, going in a smooth way.”
“I got a phone call at 2:30 in the morning, they needed my consent to put him on dialysis to assist with his kidneys,” she said. “Now he’s on a ventilator, dialysis and this ECMO machine.”
After being told that “things were really moving in the right direction,” Kloots said that she “celebrated for a minute” before receiving another phone call, explaining that one of the ECMO’s cannulas was stopping blood flow to his right leg, leading to immediate surgery.
“I just got a phone call that he’s out of surgery, he made it out of surgery. He is alive” Kloots disclosed. “He is still in very critical condition. He is struggling, every minute counts right now.”