Iya Villania advises parents to ‘get ready for battle’ as kids Primo, Alana show COVID-19 symptoms
Iya Villania has encouraged fellow parents to be prepared in case they are put in the same situation as she, as she revealed that her eldest son Primo and youngest child Alana started showing symptoms of COVID-19.
The TV host detailed her family’s COVID-19 ordeal while showing herself with Alana on her Instagram page today, Jan. 14. Prior to disclosing Primo and Alana’s condition, Villania revealed that her second child, Leon, had caught the disease.
“And here she is, my poor baby girl who’s probably having the hardest time dealing with symptoms,” she said, referring to Alana. “Primo had a meltdown last night too. Kuya (Primo) seemed like he had it all together until I noticed he wasn’t looking okay.”
While her youngest and eldest are still having difficulty dealing with the COVID-19 symptoms and had to be given medicines, Villania noted that Leon is now back to his demeanor before he got sick.
“Not sure if that’s really it for him but so far since last night, he hasn’t had a [fever],” she said.
Villania stated that her children have so far experienced the following symptoms: sneezing, vomiting and fever.
“Hoping Leon is done with it for good (it’s day 3 for him today). I think Primo will be too soon because aside from his fever, his demeanor is good and hopefully so will [Alana],” she added.
It also appears that since most of her family have caught COVID-19, Villania and her children are no longer staying in an isolated area of their home.
“Borders have now opened and everyone’s reunited. So now we can all help each other as the kids heal and recover,” she said. “Just trying to stay positive as we try to find our way out of the woods.”
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Villania also gave advice to fellow moms and dads on taking care of a child with COVID-19, as seen on her Instagram page yesterday, Jan. 13. Some of the things that she believes a parent should prepare are: medicines, extra clothes, a nebulizer, necessary nebules, a cold or wet towel, thermometer and oximeter, among others.
“You might not need it but you’re better to be prepared than trying to find all of that in the middle of the night,” she advised. “Get ready for battle.”
Fellow celebrities Gary Valenciano, Lovely Abella and Gretchen Fullido wished for the speedy recovery of Villania and her children.
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Villania revealed last Monday, Jan. 10, that she had tested positive for COVID-19. This came a week since she announced that she and her husband, TV host Drew Arellano, are expecting their fourth child.
Arellano was in isolation with her over the past days, but he has since gone to the “clean” side of their home after he spent seven days in quarantine. /ra
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