April 30, 2020 | 3:28pm
Amanda Kloots — who has spent weeks rallying support for her husband — said Thursday that her husband has “been thrown every curve ball he could be thrown” as she detailed via a video on Instagram, “Yesterday was a very hard day. He started off with low blood count. Luckily, Nick’s CT scans came back clear of internal bleeding as of now, so that was a huge blessing.
“However, we did learn that due to COVID, Nick’s lungs are severely damaged to look almost like he’s been a smoker for 50 years, they said, they’re that damaged. There are holes in his lungs where obviously you don’t want holes to be.”
The fitness trainer and mom to their baby son, Elvis, said doctors discovered this when Cordero’s oxygen count went down and they cleaned out his lungs.
She said the plan now is to scan his lungs with ink and take cultures, so they can put him on the right medication.
Cordero has already had his leg amputated and his friends and family are waiting for him to regain consciousness.
Kloots added that her husband’s doctor is “absolutely wonderful,” saying, “He told me if Nick was in his 70s, we’d be having a different conversation. He’s 41, he’s been fighting really hard.
“He told me if it was his brother in there, he would not be giving up hope, so I’m not giving up hope. Obviously, it was super scary news to hear.”
She said they are desperate to get him healthy and stable so they can give him a tracheostomy and get him off his ventilator, but have to work out his lung issues first.