Nick Cordero ‘is starting to follow commands’ from doctors as he remains in ICU during coronavirus battle – The Sun

NICK Cordero "is starting to follow commands" from doctors during his battle with coronavirus.

The Broadway actor's wife shared a big step towards his recovery as he remains in ICU from the virus.


Amanda shared on Instagram that Nick's progress is a “huge, big, huge deal.”

She said: “He is very, very, very weak still so it is very slow progress when they ask him to do things, but you can see he is trying, which is awesome.”

She went on: “This is such a blessing, I can’t even tell you.

"We did a big cheer because we’ve been waiting for at least this little momentum.

"It’s just so exciting.”


The mom to 10-month-old Elvis added Nick still has a long road ahead of him in his recovery.

She said: "He still has a lot of infection in his lungs that they are clearing out every single day. … They are just getting in there every day and sweeping these lungs, cleaning the infection out so that he stays clear, which is great.”

“But he hasn’t had a (new) infection, knock on wood. They’re keeping that under control.”


Amanda added the doctors' upcoming "long-term big goals" for Nick include moving him off of dialysis and off of a ventilator.

Still she's thrilled with this step forward: "For today, to receive this news that the doctor witnessed him trying to follow commands — it's just the best news ever. Best news ever. Yay!"

Amanda's happy news follows her Mother's Day news that she was able to have a video call with Nick.

According to E! News she relayed: "Some really great positive little things but I asked him to look up, and he did! And I asked him to look down and he did!

"That was a fantastic Mother's Day gift to start my day off with."

The Tony Award-nominated actor for Bullets over Broadway has been fighting the coronavirus in the ICU since late March.

He's suffered complications from the illness including doctors having to amputate his right leg because of blood clots.

Amanda said in a recent interview: "He's a dancer. He's an actor. He's a performer.

"It was not an easy decision to make."

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