Broadway star Nick Cordero is bouncing back from a rough day battling COVID-19, his wife, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, told her Instagram followers Thursday.
One day after Kloots said in a video that "things are going a little downhill at the moment," she shared a written message assuring fans that "Nick Cordero is fighting."
“One of the things that I have learned about this whole process is the land of the ICU is one step forward, two steps back, and that’s kind of what happened to us in these last 24 hours," Kloots said in an Instagram story. "But I’m happy to say that it looks like we’re on a step forward again."
Cordero, 41, has been battling COVID-19 for weeks in a Los Angeles hospital, and Kloots has provided daily updates on his status on social media.
"This guy is fighting and we are fighting right [with him]," Kloots said Thursday. "For the last 24 hours we have prayed hard and a prayer of not why and not this can’t happen but prayer of thank you and prayer of faith and prayer of thy will be done."
"We have been singing and dancing and lifting him up, lifting him up in only positive thoughts and words and deeds and guys, it’s making a difference," she said. "He’s not done. He’s not done.”
Kloots, Cordero and their 11-month-old son, Elvis, recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles so that Cordero could star in a West Coast production of "Rock Of Ages," which he also starred in on Broadway.
Cordero, who also appeared in Broadway's "Waitress" and "Bullets Over Broadway," went to the hospital on March 30 for what he believed was pneumonia, but later tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. To help his breathing, the actor was put into a medically-induced coma.
"He didn't have a fever. He didn't have a cough. He had a sense of smell, he had a sense of taste, so we really didn't think it was COVID, especially his no preexisting conditions," Kloots told "Good Morning America" last week. "Very shortly, after about only two days, he was on a ventilator."
There have been several complications since then. Last month, doctors amputated Cordero's right leg after blood thinners used to help with clotting caused other problems, Kloots said. She also said that his lungs have been "severely damaged" by the virus and resemble those of a 50-year smoker.
However, on May 12, Kloots, who had been using the hashtag #WakeUpNick, announced that Cordero was awake.
"I can't express how happy I am today," Kloots told ABC News' Michael Strahan in an interview that aired the next day on "GMA."
"They always end it with, 'We just need that mental status. We need to wake him up," Kloots said of her conversations with her husband's doctors. "And it's just been this heaviness that's kind of held over us for this time."
On Wednesday, Kloots got emotional, told her followers that Cordero "had a bad morning."
"I am asking again for all the prayers -- mega prayers right now," she said. "I know that this virus is not gonna get him down. It's not how his story ends, so just keep us in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank you."