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Many Americans have suffered through a shocking variety of COVID-19 symptoms in recent months, but few coronavirus victims' stories have gone public with such details as that of Broadway star and TV actor Nick Cordero. His wife Amanda Kloots has been updating friends, fans and strangers about each challenging step and setback on Cordero's road to recovery. Having never woken up from his medically induced coma, Cordero is reportedly now suffering from large holes in his rapidly deteriorating lungs.
After having appeared on CBS This Morning to recall the harrowing day when Nick Cordero was first admitted to the hospital, Amanda Kloots went live with another Instagram Story that offered more clarity on her husband's current situation. Here's how she explained his lung situation:
[His lungs are] severely damaged to look almost like he's been a smoker for 50 years. They're that damaged. There are holes in his lungs where obviously you don't want holes to be. So this kind of was found because his oxygen count went down and so they kind of went down and deep into the lungs. They cleaned out his lungs again. It wasn't as bad as the couple of days before, but they had to clean out his lungs again.
That obviously sounds like a frightening situation for anyone to go through, for both the comatose Nick Cordero and his wife. Amanda Kloots is having to take all of these medical updates in stride while continuing to raise their son who is still less than a year old.
One of the next procedures that doctors will be doing with Nick Cordero, per Kloots, is a scan that involves using an ink so that they can better identify the fungus on the actor's lungs so that they can find a way to combat it. In her update, Kloots gave one of her husband's doctor's partial credit for keeping her hope alive during these unpredictable updates. In her words:
The doctor that I was speaking to is absolutely wonderful and has the best bedside manner. So the doctor told me that if Nick was in his seventies, we'd be having a different conversation. He's 41, and he's been fighting. He's been fighting really hard. We know he's literally been thrown every curve ball that he could be thrown. He told me that if it was his brother in there that he would not be giving up hope. So I'm not giving up hope. I'm not giving up hope.
Amanda Kloots also talked about the completely understandable emotional reactions that she's had in recent weeks that belie the relatively calm and collected demeanor that she's maintained in her videos. Here's how she explained it:
It is definitely the hardest thing I think I'll probably ever have to go through. It is hard to keep up my spirits. I'm not gonna lie. I have times where I am absolutely terrified and super scared. Sometimes when I hear news like I heard yesterday, I'm just like, 'Really? Like really?' Like it's almost like we can't catch a break over here and that is hard to deal with, is very hard to deal with. I have definitely let myself cry. I definitely let myself scream and rage and just be frustrated.
Outside of her health updates, Amanda Kloots also shared an awesome sing-along video that the cast of the Rock of Ages stage show put together remotely to the tune of "Don't Stop Believin'." Check it out below!
Here's hoping things start to take a turn for the better for Nick Cordero. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates, and in the meantime, head to our Summer TV premiere schedule to see what's hitting the small screen in the coming months.