Nick Cordero continues to recover from coronavirus complications and his wife Amanda Kloots has now revealed he might remain hospitalized for some time.
Since March, the Broadway star has been at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and had to have his right leg amputated. The 41-year-old has also suffered two mini-strokes and lung infections. He was also put on a ventilator and in a medically-induced coma.
While he awoke from the coma in May, Kloots acknowledged he still has a “long road ahead.”
"Unfortunately it could be months from now still, best-case scenario," Kloots said on her Instagram Stories, according to “Today.” "We've got a long, long road ahead."
"After Nick gets out of the hospital, 'cause he is getting out of this hospital, he would go to a rehab center and probably be at a rehab center for a year before even coming home," she added in a follow-up video. "They say for every week in the ICU is a month in rehab."
Kloots, who is a fitness instructor, detailed how the ongoing illness has been ravaging Codero’s body.
"That's what's so heartbreaking, is he's so weak," Kloots said. "He still can't move and his muscles are definitely atrophying. He's lost 65 pounds."
Making things more heartbreaking is that Kloots hasn’t been able to be by Cordero’s side due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has been communicating with her husband via Facetime.
"He can't talk because of the ventilator and he can't move because he's so weak, but he is awake and he's in there," she said. "He can answer yes or no questions with his eyes."
Kloots said the next obstacle is getting Cordero’s “blood pressure under control,” but is staying positive by planning for his eventual release from the hospital.
"I keep telling Nick that when he finally comes home, we'll be sitting on the patio, playing 'Our House,' drinking wine under bistro lights,” she shared. “And looking at each other like, 'Whoa, we did it!'”
Kloots and Cordero share a one-year-old son, Elvis.
Friends of the couple have set up a GoFundMe to help pay for Cordero’s medical bills, which has raised over $575K to date.