Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots said the Broadway actor had surgery to remove his right leg due to complications from the coronavirus.
Although doctors were hoping that Nick Cordero would be removed from a ventilator, the Broadway star will remain connected to a breathing apparatus after developing a new fever.
Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots said recovery from her coronavirus took an unexpected turn on Monday, revealing that her husband had “a fever that caused his blood pressure to drop slightly.”
“Unfortunately, they are not able to remove the ventilator today and put the trachea (tracheostomy),” Kloots said in an Instagram article.
Kloots said the doctors had given Cordero a blood pressure medication he had previously stopped taking because of the sudden fall.
“They’re just trying to make sure this fever doesn’t go anywhere,” she added. “So they’re doing some tests to find out the source of this fever.” “
Kloots said doctors originally planned to remove Cordero from a ventilator and perform a tracheostomy on Monday to “make him feel more comfortable.” But those plans were put aside “until they got it under control (fever),” Kloots said on Monday.
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Cordero, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on “Bullets Over Broadway,” remains in a medical coma after having his right leg amputated due to complications from coronavirus.
The “Rock of Ages” star was admitted to hospital for what was initially considered pneumonia, Kloots wrote on Instagram on April 1. A first coronavirus test was negative, although a subsequent test was positive for COVID-19.
Kloots revealed on Friday that Cordero was negative for coronavirus, the same day that he had a procedure to insert a temporary pacemaker after having an irregular heartbeat.
“Which means we think the virus is out of his system and now we’re just recovering and recovering his body from all the repercussions of the virus,” Kloots said on his Instagram story. “I hope the virus came out of Nick, thank goodness. “
Contributor: Sara M Moniuszko
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