Broadway actor Nick Cordero is in “very critical condition” as he battles COVID-19, according to his wife in an update over the weekend.
The actor’s wife, Amanda Kloots, wrote on Instagram that “my whole world has stopped” and asked for “prayers” and “positive thinking.” She added: “He is fighting for his life right now.”
Cordero, a Tony Award-nominated actor, is hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, a type of coronavirus that emerged in China in 2019, Kloots said.
“Two negative COVID tests. Doctors are convinced though that it is COVID so they did a third test,” she wrote in another social media post, according to People magazine. The third came back positive for the CCP virus.
“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 in a video, reported People magazine.
“He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him,” she added. “It was very, very scary. They had a very hard time getting him back.”
“We were waiting again and this afternoon we got a phone call that things were really moving in the right direction and that his life was being saved, which was huge. And we all kind of celebrated for a minute until we got a phone call shortly right after saying one of the cannulas for the ECMO was stopping blood flow to his right leg and they had to go into immediate surgery to save the blood flow to his leg,” Kloots said.
Kloots added that she has been waiting “minute by minute” as “things were, again, going in a smooth way,” Fox News reported.
“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.”
Later, she said that her husband required more surgery.
“I just got a phone call that he’s out of surgery, he made it out of surgery. He is alive” Kloots said. “He is still in very critical condition. He is struggling, every minute counts right now.”