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Nick Cordero Is Making 'Small Improvements,' Says Wife Amanda Kloots: 'He Is Fighting'

People logo People 5/23/2020 Maria Pasquini
Nick Cordero wearing a suit and tie: Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots © Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Nick Cordero and Amanda Kloots

Nick Cordero’s health is continuing to improve after a scary setback.

Days after Amanda Kloots shared a tearful update about her 41-year-old husband, who has been hospitalized since March for coronavirus-related complications, she said the Broadway star was continuing to make “small improvements.”

“Nick update,” she wrote in an Instagram Story post on Friday. “He is doing good. He is defying odds. He is fighting and showing small improvements every day.”

“It is exactly what we need,” Kloots added. “Small improvements are small wins that equal a VICTORY!”

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Kloots, who previously told fans that Cordero’s health had been "going downhill,” shared the good news on Thursday that her husband had taken a "step forward."

“So one of the things that I have learned about this whole process is that the land of the ICU is one step forward, two steps back. And that’s kind of what happened to us in these last couple 24 hours,” she said. “It’s been another roller coaster, but this one goes out to the doctors and nurses at Cedars-Sinai, the power of prayer and the power of energy and support.”

We have been singing and dancing and lifting him up in only positive thoughts and words and deeds. And guys, it’s making a difference,” the mother of one added. “He’s not done. He’s not done.”

Although Kloots has not disclosed exactly what happened to Cordero, earlier this week she said that her husband, who has woken up from his medically-induced coma, is still having issues with a lingering infection in his left lung, which is “left over from when he went into septic shock.”

They are doing everything they can to clean it out every day but it’s just not getting better,” she said, adding that once the infection goes away, doctors will be able to begin the process of getting her husband off a ventilator and “breathing on his own” again.

In a recent post, Kloots wrote that her husband, who recently woke up from his medically induced coma, is fighting to return to their 11-month-old son, Elvis Eduardo.

"Nick always wanted to be a dad. It’s very hard to see Elvis growing and changing so much everyday, knowing how much Nick would love to be here with us. When Nick hears Elvis over the phone though his eyes light up! It’s really sweet,” she wrote on Instagram.

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"I know he’s fighting for Elvis!!!" she continued. "I know he wants to see Elvis grow up, to teach him things, see him walk, hear him talk and take him to his first day of school! I constantly tell him that he will, that he is the best dad and that Elvis needs him! 💙"

Kloots is currently asking fans to show their support by singing and dancing to Cordero's "Live Your Life" on social media using the hashtag #OffTheVent. A GoFundMe page has also been created to raise funds for Cordero's medical bills.

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Related video: 'He is awake!': Amanda Kloots says husband Nick Cordero has emerged from his coma (Provided by USA Today)

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