Holding her, Elvis, Cordero’s 10 month old son,announced the progress of his Instagram story, saying, “He’s awake. … We did it. She added that he is still very weak from the medical problems he has faced, but that he is reactive and follows orders.
“Even when you close your eyes, you take it out of him. They are waiting for him to regain strength, of course, time and recovery will help him and eventually PT will help him get stronger, “she said. “But he’s a real superhero. “
She added that “all is well”, but he still has a long way to go to fully recover. He first started showing signs of waking up on Mother’s Day, she said.
“The road is still very long … but we are in the early stages of recovery and he is waking up,” she said. ” …What a miracle. “
Cordero was initially hospitalized on March 30 after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He was then tested positive for coronavirus and was intubated on April 1.
In addition to suffering from pneumonia, he also suffered septic shock, suffered two “mini-strokes”, had a temporary pacemaker placed, and suffered from complications related to blood clotting, which resulted in his leg right., according to Kloots.
She said ”“Co-host Gayle King that the ordeal was” terrifying “, but that she tried to remain positive throughout Cordero’s healing process.
“I feel like there is an army of people behind him, behind us,” she told King in April. “… And I just think – I have chills when I say it – I just think he’s going to wake up. “
Kloots has been reporting regularly on Cordero’s condition since his admission to the hospital. One of his Instagram updates warned those who doubt the potential impact of the coronavirus on young adults, saying, “This disease doesn’t just affect the elderly. It’s real. A 41-year-old man in perfect health! … STAY HOME ! FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES! ”
A GoFundMe page was created to help cover medical expenses, raising $ 515,770 as of May 12. Kloots posted on the donation page on May 7, saying that due to the funds raised, they could get Cordero a prosthetic leg.