Two months have passed since Broadway star Nick Cordero was put on a ventilator to help with his battle against COVID-19, but his wife, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots, has not given up hope that he will recover.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Kloots wrote that although doctors have prepared her for the worst, she believes that Cordero will leave the hospital eventually.
There have been times, she acknowledged, that her faith is "small as a mustard seed," but, she added, "That is all you need sometimes."
"He’s still here and despite his odds gets slightly, slightly better every day. Where there is faith, there is hope. Where there is hope, there can be a miracle!" she wrote. "Like my dad has said since day one, every day he’s still with us is a miracle. I believe God is with us, with the doctors and with Nick."
Cordero, 41, went to the emergency room in Los Angeles on March 30 with what he believed was pneumonia, but within 24 hours he was admitted to the hospital and later diagnosed with COVID-19. To help his breathing, the one-time Tony nominee 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 [because he doesn't have] preexisting conditions," Kloots told "Good Morning America" last month. "Very shortly, after about only two days, he was on a ventilator."
In April, 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 during his time in the hospital, he has battled multiple infections.
"I’ve been told a couple times that he won’t make it. I’ve been told to say goodbye. I’ve been told it would take a miracle," she wrote Wednesday. "Well, I have faith."
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. A GoFundMe account set up by friends to help Kloots and Cordero cover medical bills and make their new home wheelchair-accessible has raised over $500,000.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to show that Cordero went to the emergency room on March 30, not March 31.