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Cordero, 41, has been fighting off a slew of ailments in recent weeks, having been placed in an intensive care unit and diagnosed with pneumonia while battling coronavirus-like symptoms.
The actor’s wife, Amanda Kloots, took to Instagram on Saturday, sharing a video on her story to update fans on his health.
“We had really great progress and then yesterday, I got a phone call saying that [Cordero] had an infection in his lung, a new infection that caused his fever to spike way above normal, which caused his blood pressure to drop, which caused his heart to go into irregular patterns,” said Kloots.
“He lost consciousness, he lost his pulse and they had to resuscitate him,” she continued. “It was very, very scary. They had a very hard time getting him back.”
Kloots said that doctors successfully put Cordero on an ECMO machine to “help support his heart and his lungs.”
Kloots said that they were waiting “minute by minute” as “things were, again, going in a smooth way.”
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 15: Actor Nick Cordero attends the opening night of “Rock Of Ages” at The Bourbon Room on January 15, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
“I got a phone call at 2:30 in the morning, they needed my consent to put him on dialysis to assist with his kidneys,” she said. “Now he’s on a ventilator, dialysis and this ECMO machine.”
After being told that “things were really moving in the right direction,” Kloots said that she “celebrated for a minute” before receiving another phone call, explaining that one of the ECMO’s cannulas was stopping blood flow to his right leg, leading to immediate surgery.
“I just got a phone call that he’s out of surgery, he made it out of surgery. He is alive” Kloots disclosed. “He is still in very critical condition. He is struggling, every minute counts right now.”
Amanda Kloots posted a message on Instagram to update fans on the condition of her husband, Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who is possibly fighting coronavirus
Kloots also shared a written message on her story, explaining that she’d be getting more information on Cordero’s surgery soon.
“I’m told the fact that he made it through the surgery is a win. We are taking any and all wins right now,” she wrote. “Please keep praying. Tomorrow is Easter and I’m praying for a resurrection.”
Kloots previously revealed that despite testing negative for coronavirus twice, doctors are convinced that Cordero is fighting COVID-19, leading to a third test (per People).