SAYS ERICK QUIZON
Recovering Dolphy could be out of ICU next weekBy Fat Reyes
MANILA, Philippines—Comedy King Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon’s vital signs have continued to improve and might be transferred to a regular room by next week, his son Eric Quizon said Friday.
“All are prayers have been answered so my dad is doing really well. Hopefully by next week, Monday or Tuesday, he might be transferred to a regular room,” Eric said during a press briefing at the Makati Medical center where his father had been confined at the ICU.
“It’s all good news from now. The family is ecstatic about the development and it seems like all our prayers of the Filipinos who love him have been answered,” he said.
Eric said the condition of Dolphy’s kidneys has improved from less than 10 percent to a little over 20 percent.
He described this as “low but acceptable” and a big improvement.
Eric said Dolphy’s stomach and intestines were all functioning well and that he was cleared of seizures and internal bleeding.
Eric said Dolphy was more lucid and was communicating more through “mouthing words.”
“Ang lagi niyang sinasabi, ‘Uwi, uwi na tayo.’ Gusto na niya umuwi,” Eric said. He said Dolphy tried to communicate even during dialysis and blood transfusions.
Eric said Dolphy continued to nod, grimace, and smile.
He also said that Dolphy’s condition did not stop him from being a comedic, saying “nakikipaglokohan siya sa mga nurses, kanina dumila, bumelat.”
“This is sort of like telling us in life you go through a lot of things and I guess kung malakas ang paniniwala mo, bibiyayaan tayo ng Diyos,” he said. “We’d like to think it is a miracle.”
Eric said Dolphy knows and acknowledges his doctors, saying Dolphy had an expression when he saw a certain surgeon he knew.
“He has this expression sort of saying ‘May gagawin ka ba sa akin?’ o ‘Ooperahan ba ako’,” Eric said, describing Dolphy’s expression.
But Eric his daddy’s trachaeostomy would most likely be permanent, saying his lungs were very weak.
All of Dolphy’s medications have been lessened, and that doctors were waiting for his blood culture to check on his infection, he said.
Although Dolphy was cleared of pneumonia, Eric said that the King of Comedy remained very susceptible to it because of his weak immune system.
He said doctors have suggested that if he would be transferred to a regular room, only family members could be allowed to see him.
Eric said there would be no medical updates for the media at the hospital during the weekend, but people could check the hospital’s hotline, call center or its website.
Eric again thanked the Filipino public for their love and support for his dad.
Originally posted at 6:21 p.m.
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