Nick Cordero continues to face an uphill battle in his fight with the coronavirus.
After three months of hospitalization, the Broadway star's wife, Amanda Kloots, told CBS on Thursday that he will probably need a double lung transplant.
"We think that that is most likely the possibility. A 99 percent chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live," she said on CBS This Morning.
But, being a recipient of a transplant is not automatic.
"That is a long road away and a lot of things would have to line up in order for Nick to be a candidate for that," she said.
In mid-May, Nick woke up after being unconscious for about six weeks due to Covid-19 complications.
The Tony-nominated actor has struggled with multiple issues since entering the emergency room on March 30 and being intubated on a ventilator on April 1. Just over three weeks later, he had his right leg amputated after dealing with blood clots. While unconscious, he also suffered two mini strokes, septic shock and fungus in his lungs, among other things, and he needed a temporary pacemaker to assist his heart. In May, Amanda acknowledged that there was "an issue with infection in his lungs." A few weeks later, she said doctors started stem cell treatment to try and repair Nick's lungs.
In the new interview with Gayle King, Amanda, who shares 1-year-old son Elvis with Nick, said she's told her husband that his leg had to be amputated.
"I told him how there's amazing prosthetics. And I told him that I've been talking to amputees … and to try to give him encouragement," she said, adding that he's "stable" right now.
"Nick's body is extremely weak," she continued. "Muscles have atrophied, so he can't move his body yet… He can still open his eyes, and when he is alert and awake, he'll answer commands by looking up or down, yes or no questions."
While Amanda remains hopeful, she knows that it's a "miracle" that Nick is still alive.
"I believe, Gayle, that God is the only person that's going to decide when and if my husband goes. So I will never try to play that role … He's fighting. I see it every day. Nick's doctor sees it. And as long as he's in there and fighting, I'll continue to fight with him," she said. "I tell him, I say, 'You're going to walk out of this hospital, honey. I believe it, I know you can … We're going to dance again. You're going to hold your son again.' My line is, 'Don't get lost, get focused.'"