Broadway star and “Blue Bloods” actor Nick Cordero has been in a medically induced coma after doctors had to amputate his leg due to coronavirus complications. His wife, Amanda Kloots, updated fans on his situation on Instagram, as she has been throughout his battle with the virus.
“The doctors said that there was nothing on the MRI that would show that he won’t wake up, which is amazing news. We are so happy about that because that was a big worry for all of us,” she said on her Instagram Story. “However, he hasn’t woken up and it’s been 12 days out of sedation. The doctors do think he should have woken up by now.”
Kloots added that she is “hoping and praying every day that Nick wakes up.”
“I’m putting that energy and positivity out there, because I do believe he will. He is on Nick time and when he wakes up, we’ll all be there to celebrate it,” she said.
“As we are waiting for him to wake up, while he is still sleeping, they are slowly weaning off his body off assistance, which is just great news. Small little wins.”
On Wednesday, Kloots revealed that she goes to the hospital every day.
“At some point every day I go to @cedarssinai and stand outside the hospital. I talk to Nick, I pray, I play his song and I sing to him! It’s the closest I can get to him on a daily basis. I want to send a huge THANK YOU to every nurse and doctor, these Health Hero’s, taking care of not only my guy but all the COVID-19 patients. They are truly amazing, incredibly smart people who are risking their lives everyday to save others.”
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.