Nick Cordero's Wife Opens Up About Tracheostomy Procedure He'll Undergo That Will Remove Ventilator

Nick Cordero will undergo a procedure on Friday that will see a tracheostomy tube, otherwise known as a trach tube, placed into an opening in his throat at the windpipe called a stoma.

The trach tube will allow him to breathe without using his mouth, nose and throat, and his wife, Amanda Kloots, told her followers on her Instagram Stories on Friday that the procedure will take him off his ventilator.

"So guys, if all goes well today, Nick is supposed to have the trach put in at 3:15," she said. "So, we're gonna sing at 3 right as he's going in for this procedure."

"And they will be taking him from the ventilator to a trach that will hopefully make everything a lot more comfortable for him and get all of that stuff off of his face," she added. "So I am really hoping that that's able to happen. We've tried this before and some obstacles have come our way, but so far, so good today and hopefully he should be able to have the trach procedure done at 3 — should be over and I should know something by 5."

Kloots finished her update by asking fans to"keep us in your prayers, keep Nick in your prayers and here we go."

He was first admitted to the hospital when he was “having a hard time breathing” after being diagnosed with pneumonia. At the time, Cordero had tested negative for COVID-19 twice before a third test came back positive.

Shortly after, Cordero became unconscious and was placed in a medically induced coma. He was then hooked up to a ventilator and an ECMO machine to “support his heart and his lungs,” according to Kloots.

Still sedated, Cordero was also put on dialysis to assist his kidneys, but doctors found an infection in his lung and he underwent emergency surgery.

While recovering, Cordero began having issues with blood clots in his right leg, which was preventing blood from circulating to his toes. After the blood thinners he was on to help with the clots started causing other problems, doctors made the difficult decision to amputate Cordero’s leg.

On Tuesday, Kloots shared in an update on her Instagram Stories that the Broadway star "ended up getting an infection in his lungs" that spread to his blood, causing him to go into "a little bit of a septic shock" after developing a fever.

Kloots added that Cordero's condition has since stabilized and his "fever is under control."

The new development came almost a day after Kloots said that Cordero's doctors had to postpone plans to remove him off a ventilator and put in a breathing tube due to his fever.

In support of her husband, Kloots has been asking fans and loved ones to sing and dance on social media using the hashtag #WakeUpNick. A GoFundMe page was also recently created by their friends to raise funds for Cordero's medical bills as he continues to undergo treatment.

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