Amanda Kloots has updated followers on her husband Nick Cordero's months-long battle with the after-effects of COVID-19, reporting that a lung transplant is "not on the table."
In an Instagram Story posted Friday, Kloots said Cordero had received "a second round of exosomes treatment," but his lung CT scan "isn't the prettiest, unfortunately."
Cordero's doctor told Kloots "that despite a not pretty CT scan on Nick's chest and lungs area, that the lungs are amazing and they can function, and we just keep thinking about the options that we have and getting him stronger. He said that he has seen lungs recover and they do incredible things, so don't give up hope because you never know what the functionality of something is based off of a picture."
A lung transplant will not happen because "he just wouldn't survive."
On Tuesday, had shared, “He had a little bit of a rocky night [last] night, spiked a fever and they had to do a little bit of fixing of that and antibiotics. Luckily, everything is back to normal today and that was just a little blip."
“Things are going – I think – good and he's stable," Kloots continued. "They'll probably be looking into doing another CT scan of his lungs to see what kind of progress or if there's further damage in his lungs."
Kloots revealed that Cordero would be going through “another round of stem cells” treatment to help repair his lungs, which have been “severely damaged” by COVID-19.
Amanda also expressed her sadness that Nick would miss their son's first birthday. She said, “It breaks my heart that Nick can't be there. I literally can't even talk about it because it makes me so sad. I plan on FaceTiming so he can see Elvis.”
While it will be “really hard” without Nick in attendance, Amanda noted, “Luckily, I have my family and we're doing a nice family birthday party for Elvis, and we're going to try to make it as special as he can for the little guy."
Last week, Amanda maintained her optimism, even when she was told to prepare for the worst. She shared, “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 pointed out, "Well, I have faith. Faith that is small as a mustard seed sometimes, but 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!"
Nick was admitted to an L.A. hospital in late March after testing positive for COVID-19. Some of the complications Cordero has faced since then include septic shock, "mini-strokes," and a leg amputation.