Amanda Kloots has revealed her husband Nick Cordero has ‘opened his eyes’ after being in a coma for more than a month.
The 38-year-old fitness instructor shed tears of joy as she gave fans an update on the 41-year-old Broadway star’s condition on her Instagram Stories.
‘He’s starting to wake up,’ said Kloots, unable to wipe the smile from her face.
Miraculous: Amanda Kloots has revealed her husband Nick Cordero has ‘opened his eyes’ after being in a coma for more than a month
‘The doctor just called and said that Nick is showing very very very early early early stages of tracking,’ began the mother-of-one.
‘Which means he’s starting to wake up, which is huge,’ she continued.
‘Early, early, early signs, but basically he’s opened his eyes, but nothing’s been behind it.’
Early days: ‘The doctor just called and said that Nick is showing very very very early early early stages of tracking,’ began the mother-of-one
In another video, Amanda continued, ‘Again, these are early, early, early signs and super, super small movements that um, not only one nurse saw but a couple.’
‘The doctor just really thinks that this is a great sign that he’s starting to wake up,’ she continued.
‘Mother’s Day is this Sunday, maybe he’ll wake up for me and for his mom. What a gift.’
Hope: ‘Mother’s Day is this Sunday, maybe he’ll wake up for me and for his mom. What a gift.’
Kloots has been using social media as a means of support during this difficult time, while Cordero remains in serious condition in a Los Angeles, California hospital’s intensive care unit due to Covid-19.
The personal trainer posted another video testimonial from her car on Tuesday afternoon, from the parking lot of Cedars Sainai Medical Center where she visits her actor husband from afar every day.
In the lengthy confessional, Amanda started off by saying how touched she was by musician Linda Perry’s ‘hauntingly beautiful’ rendition of Nick’s song Live Your Life, which she sang that same day on her YouTube channel.
Frustrating day: Amanda Kloots posted another video testimonial from her car on Tuesday afternoon, from the parking lot of Cedars Sainai Medical Center where her husband Nick Cordero remains in a coma in intensive care due to Covid-19
‘It’s so cool to see so many different renditions of Nick’s song from all the different Broadway versions,’ Kloots also said, ‘to all the different acoustic versions people have done.’
Later, she touched upon Perry’s cover of the song again, saying, ‘Going on Linda’s show actually was very helpful because it was just a bunch of people that really love Nick saying wonderful and gorgeous things about him, so that was really nice. That really helped.
‘Music does heal. Heals my soul,’ Amanda added. ‘Singing with you guys every day at 3 pm really helps me on days like this where I just feel helpless and lost and sad.
‘I think that it’s just hard – this waiting game that were in,’ she continued, referring to Cordero’s ongoing state in a coma. ‘It’s tough. But I’m not giving up hope or faith.’
‘Healed my soul:’ In the lengthy confessional, Amanda started off by saying how touched she was by musician Linda Perry’s ‘hauntingly beautiful’ rendition of Nick’s song Live Your Life
Wake up Nick: Perry, 55, has been one of several in the performance and musical theater communities who has sung songs to help inspire the Broadway actor to wake from his coma
Amanda has been doing her best to keep her spirits up as her husband Nick, 41, continues his monthlong fight against Covid-19.
The inspiring fitness trainer and mother took to her Instagram Stories earlier on Tuesday, to share that she was heading out for some sunshine with their son Elvis in her swimsuit to help ‘heal the soul.’
In a previous post, Amanda revealed that the a Tony Award-nominated stage actor had endured a ‘rocky night’ after doctors performed a procedure to remove ‘more of the infection’ from his lungs.
Doing what she can: Amanda has been using social media as a means of support during this difficult time, as she visits her Broadway Star husband from afar every day at the hospital
Staying positive: Cordero’s wife dons a swimsuit for some sunshine with baby Elvis to ‘heal the soul’ as she revealed he had a ‘rocky night’ and remains in coma
Speaking on her Instagram Stories, Amanda said: ‘Hey everybody, a quick Nick update: He had a bit of a rocky night. His oxygen levels went down, but [the doctors] got him right back.’
She went on to assure fans that Nick is in a more stable condition than before, saying: ‘They did like a lung scraping to get rid of some more infection, and he’s now back to some good numbers so things tend to be going in the right direction.’
On Sunday she revealed how Nick, who remains on a ventilator, was stable after undergoing a tracheotomy.
COVID-19 battle: Amanda Kloots said her husband and Broadway star Nick Cordero is ‘doing okay’ after undergoing a tracheotomy in an update she shared via Instagram on Sunday
‘He is doing okay,’ she said on her Instagram Story. ‘His vent settings are down which is good. That’s a really great sign that his breathing is going well.’
Kloots said that Nick is getting nutrition through a feeding tube and that’s helping him.
Nick has been in the hospital for 33 days and is in a medically-induced coma.
Heartbreaking: Nick, 41, has had to have his right leg amputated due to blood-clotting issues and his lungs have suffered severe damage due to the nouvel coronavirus
He was first hospitalized for pneumonia on April 1 and subsequently tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Blood-clotting issues forced doctors to amputate his right leg and his lungs have suffered severe damage due to the respiratory disease. He has also received a temporary pacemaker.
Amanda, though, has rallied the musical theater community around her husband, and remains positive.
‘Yesterday was just basically a day of getting adjusted to the trach and seeing how he’s doing with it and kind of leveling out these settings,’ she said in her update on Sunday.
‘He’s doing well, so I’m just hoping for another kind of day of rest and recovery for Nick. I think the more days he has of this might help his brain to wake up.’
Optimistic: Amanda has rallied the musical theater community around her husband and remains positive about her husband’s prognosis
Amanda, who shares 10-month-old son Elvis with the Rock of Ages star, has previously revealed that her husband has been part of the Remdesivir clinical trial.
The anti-viral medication has shown ‘some promise’ in treating COVOD-19 patients and has recently been approved for use on coronavirus sufferers under a doctor’s supervision.
Over a video of a news report discussing the drug, Amanda shared on Instagram that while Nick is part of the trial, she doesn’t know if he has in fact been given the drug or if he is in the placebo group.
Fight of his life: Nick, pictured on Broadway in 2016, was first hospitalized for pneumonia on April 1 and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19