NICK Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, has shared the last photo taken of the little family before the Broadway star fell ill with coronavirus.
Posting to Instagram, the mom-of-one looks happy and relaxed in the poignant snap as she stands next to husband Nick while he carries their 10-month-old son, Elvis.
With his arm slung casually around his wife’s shoulders, casual clothes and big smiles, the photo betrays the anguish and sadness the family have endured over the few weeks.
Amanda has been keeping their fans and followers updated with his progress in Cedars Sinai hospital as he’s fought to beat the deadly virus.
Writing in the caption the fitness instructor detailed what Nick has been through.
She wrote: “Our last family photo before Nick got sick. What this man has gone through! Nick is 41 years old. He had no pre-existing health conditions. We do not know how he got COVID-19 but he did.”
Amanda went on to share exactly what has happened to Nick since being admitted to hospital and intubated on a ventilator on April 1.
The litany of issues include an infection that caused his heart to stop, resuscitation, two mini strokes, a fasciotomy to relieve pressure on the leg, an amputation of his right leg, an MRI to further investigate brain damage, a sepsis infection causing septic shock, a fungus in his lungs, holes in his lungs, a tracheostomy, blood clots, low blood count and platelet levels, and a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart.
And that is only a few of the horrific procedures Nick has had to endure while he fights for his life.
Amanda went on: "He has spent 38 days now in the ICU. This disease does not only effect [sic] old people. This is real. A perfectly healthy 41 year old man! Bring awareness to his story.”
She then pleaded: “STAY HOME! FOLLOW GUIDELINES! This journey with Nick has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through. Nick is a fighter and has not given up. His doctors and nurses have been truly incredible. Thank you @cedarssinai ❤️ We will get our CODE ROCKY! #wakeupnick”
On Wednesday, Amanda took to Instagram Live and confirmed she's optimistic the Broadway star could soon wake up.
The dancer and trainer said that one of his doctors told her that her husband is in the "very, very, very early, early, early, early stages of tracking," which means he is showing signs that he could regain consciousness.
Through tears, Kloots shared that until now he's "opened his eyes but nothing has been behind it," but today he was seen making "super, super small movements" and doctors are saying this is a good sign.
"Mother's Day is Sunday, maybe he'll wake up for me and his mom, what a gift," she said, crying.
It comes a day after Kloots admitted that she was having trouble remaining optimistic after Cordero "had a little bit of a rocky night."
"I've had a little bit of a frustrating day, I'm going to be honest," confessed Kloots, who shares 10-month-old son, Elvis, with husband Cordero.
"I'm just a little frustrated and sad."
In addition to waiting on her husband to wake up, Kloots earlier had to make the tough decision to have his leg amputated in order to save his life.
She revealed the previous Friday that he was finally off a ventilator.
She told her fans: "He is on the trach! They did it, and he’s OK, and he is free of the ventilator."
"Thank God. We have been trying to do this for Nick for so many weeks now, and it just kept getting stalled and pushed back because of his health."
"And now, he was finally healthy enough today to get the trach and the ventilator is out, his face is clear of all those tubes."
She continued: "This is just amazing news guys, because we really needed this to happen, to get him off that ventilator."
Since testing positive for coronavirus, the 41-year-old father has been in intensive care in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Nick had one of his legs amputated as doctor's fought to save his life.
He also developed an infection in his lungs, which spread to his blood and caused him to go into septic shock.
As Amanda waits to see her husband, she's been living in Zach Braff's guest home with her and Nick's 10-month-old baby.
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