Things are looking up for Nick Cordero's road to recovery.
On Sunday (May 4), his wife, Amanda Kloots, 38, took to Instagram Story to declare that the Broadway star, 41, is "doing okay" after undergoing a tracheostomy procedure to help remove him from a ventilator. "I just wanted to give you a quick little Nick update,” the fitness trainer said. "He is doing okay. His [ventilator] settings are down, which is good. That’s a really great sign that his breathing is going well."
"Yesterday was just basically a day of getting adjusted to the trach and seeing how he’s doing with it, and kind of leveling out these settings. He's doing well, so I'm just hoping for another day of rest and recovery for Nick. I think the more days he has of this might help his brain to wake up," she continued. Cordero had been put "on the trach" after suffering from an infection in his lungs. Kloots had informed followers that the star had holes in "severely damaged" lungs after his battle with COVID-19.
In April, Cordero was admitted to a hospital for breathing difficulties after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Shortly after, he tested positive for coronavirus after testing negative twice for the virus. Unfortunately, things went south when he became unconscious, was placed in a medically induced coma and underwent emergency surgery after doctors found a new infection in his lung. While recovering, the actor began having issues with blood clots, which prompted the amputation his right leg. Later on, Kloots revealed that doctors decided to put a temporary pacemaker into Cordero after he experienced some irregular heartbeats and went on a ventilator after developing a fever.