Nick Cordero's Wife Amanda Kloots Cries as She Reveals His Condition Is Going Downhill
Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots asked for "mega-prayers" as she shared during a tearful update that her husband's health started going "downhill" again.
It's been a hard battle against the novel coronavirus since Nick Cordero landed in the hospital late in March. Complications from the virus led to Nick requiring more than one life-saving emergency surgery, including the amputation of his one leg, having two "mini-strokes" and being in a medically induced coma.
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENT
Nick had only recently woken up from the coma, but the 41-year-old's "small win" soon got overshadowed by developments on Wednesday morning. Although Amanda didn't specify exactly what the medical setback entails, it does come shortly after doctors tried to rid his left lung of "lingering infection."
"Nick has had a bad morning. Unfortunately, things are going downhill at the moment, so I am asking again for all the prayers, mega-prayers, right now," Amanda said in the video update.
AMANDA'S TEAR FILLED PLEA
Tears started rolling over Amanda's cheeks when she asked followers to "please pray for Nick" because this is "not how his story ends."
The turnaround in Nick's condition came hours after Amanda shared that his left lung stubbornly held onto the infection while the right side had been clear for two days.
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Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did. He went to the ER on March 30th and intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Since then has he has suffered an infection that caused his heart to stop, he needed resuscitation, he had two mini strokes, went on ECMO, went on dialysis, needed surgery to removal an ECMO cannula that was restricting blood flow to his leg, a faciatomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, several bronchial sweeps to clear out his lungs, a septis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story. STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. I ask God for a miracle and my Dad reminded me that God is answering my prayer everyday because he is still with us! Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick
Even though Nick woke up from the medically induced coma earlier this week, doctors kept him on the ventilator due to the infection and said that they would "adjust" its settings once Nick's lungs cleared completely.
IT'S NOT NICK'S FIRST SETBACK
Shortly before Nick woke up, he also experienced a temporary setback. Amanda said at the time that Nick's oxygen levels dropped and doctors had to intervene with a procedure to "get rid of some more infection" - and that after he underwent a tracheostomy only a couple of days earlier.
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Dear Nick, I miss you so much. Sometimes this whole thing doesn’t even feel real. Sometimes it feels like you are just away doing a job and you’re going to walk through the door at any moment. I miss my hubby. I miss holding your hand. I miss your gnocchi dinners. I miss watching tv with you at night and always falling asleep on your lap in five minutes. I miss laughing with you. I miss seeing you with Elvis. I can’t wait to have you home. #day37
The lung scraping caused Nick's oxygen levels to recover after "a rocky night," and Amanda is convinced that her husband will pull through - positive and steadfast in her belief as she's been right from the start.
ALMOST TWO MONTHS IN ICU
When Nick Cordero first got admitted to the hospital late in March, they initially thought he had pneumonia, but his condition quickly changed, and he got moved into the ICU and onto a ventilator. From then on, Nick faced one obstacle after the other.
However, the fact that Nick spent time awake for the first time in over a month, meant the world to Amanda, who's been supporting Nick in any way she can while looking after their toddler son Elvis.
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