Dolphy’s family keeping vigilBy Karen Boncocan
MANILA, Philippines – Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon’s family is keeping a close watch on the ailing comedy king, who is now in a “very critical” stage, his son actor Eric Quizon told reporters Wednesday evening.
“He’s in a very critical state,” said Eric upon facing the members of the media on stake out at the Makati Medical Center.
He said that most of Dolphy’s family have gathered around him at the hospital and were “all vulnerable and very emotional. We’re trying to hold it together. Kami lang ang magtutulungan [We’re the only ones who can help each other], right now we’re okay. We’ll be fine.”
Updates from the doctor, according to Eric, indicated that Dolphy’s kidney was now “in bad shape” and was “filtering medicine”.
“Nagkakaroon ng toxins at umaabot sa ibang parts ng katawan niya [There are now toxins and these have reached the different parts of his body].”
But doctors of the comedian did not give a timeline on until when Dolphy would live, said Eric, maintaining that the physicians were “trying their best to stabilize [Dolphy].”
“According to the doctors he’s not in pain, pero ang sabi nila hearing and touch ang huling nawawala [but they said that hearing and touch are the last to go]. I’m sure he is fighting for his life. The family is with him.”
“Like I said, he’s very critical but we’re still hoping na makakasama namin siya ng mas matagal pa [that he can still be with us for a long time].”
Despite a drop in Dolphy’s hemoglobin, Eric said that his blood pressure was fine and that members of their family have donated blood for him.
“I’m asking for everyone’s prayers. Nagdedeteriorate ang kanyang condition [His condition is deteriorating]. Sana magbago yun [We hope it will change] in the next few hours. We’re hoping for a miracle but our family will accept whatever ang ipagkakaloob sa kanya [will be given to him].”
Eric added that although Dolphy could not speak to them, he was “in and out of consciousness – kinda groggy pero [but] he responds when we call him ‘daddy’. Tinataas niya ang eyebrows niya, ang kamay niya [He raises his eyebrows and his hand].”
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