BROADWAY star Nick Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, has revealed he’s now tested negative for COVID-19 but will need an operation to fit a pacemaker to stop his heart rate dropping.
The 41-year-old actor had his leg amputated on Saturday after suffering blood flow issues caused by complications from the killer virus.
The mother-of-one posted an update to fans revealing she had both good and bad news about her husband’s recovery.
Holding their 10-month-old son, Elvis, she said in the update: “Good news, dada had two negative COVID tests! Yay!
“Which means we think the virus is out of his system and now we're just dealing with recovery and getting his body back from all the repercussions of the virus.”
However, in a second video posted to her account, Amanda revealed she’d got some more news from the medical staff.
Looking tearful in the selfie video, the fitness instructor explained that doctors have told her Nick needs a pacemaker.
She said: “It looks like he had some irregular heart beating last night that scared them enough to want to place a pacemaker in Nick's heart.
“His heart is functioning well but he has had dips in his heart rate for a little while now and this one last night apparently was enough that it requires them to do this procedure to put a temporary pacemaker in his heart, so that any time they move him or need to do some procedures in the future, they don't have to worry about his heart rate dropping again.”
Amanda also revealed yesterday in her Instagram stories that Nick's doctors are considering slowly taking him off the ventilator.
They'll instead insert a breathing tube "to help him be more comfortable."
She added: "The doctors said that there was nothing on the MRI that would show that he won’t wake up, which is amazing.
"We are so happy about that because that was a big worry for all of us."
The mom called every step one of his "small little wins."
The fitness instructor explained however, Nick has been off sedation for nearly two weeks.
His medical team thinks he should have woken up by now.
Amanda said: “Although the delay may be because Nick had been heavily sedated when he was initially hospitalized with symptoms.
She went on: "We are just hoping and praying every day that Nick wakes up, and putting that energy and positivity out there because I do believe he will.
“He’s on Nick time and when he wakes up, we’ll all be here to celebrate it."
It took three COVID-19 tests for Nick to finally test positive a few weeks ago, after he was initially misdiagnosed.
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