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Dolphy resumes dialysis

/ 03:38 PM June 23, 2012

Dolphy has resumed his dialysis treatment Saturday morning and his doctors say both his heart rate and blood pressure are in normal levels, Eric Quizon tells reporters in a press briefing. Video by INQUIRER.net’s Noy Morcoso III

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MANILA, Philippines—Comedy King Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon, who remains in “critical condition”, has resumed his dialysis treatment Saturday morning after his  creatinine level went up from 1.58 to 1.83, his son said.

In a press briefing, Eric Quizon said the dialysis treatment resumed around 8:30 a.m. with both his heart rate and blood pressure in normal levels.

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He said the doctors placed his father in an eight-hour dialysis treatment

Dolphy’s hemoglobin, Eric said, however, went down from 11 Friday to 7 Saturday, but with a higher platelet count from 46,000 to 74,000.

He attributed the increase of Dolphy’s platelet count to the platelet concentrate that is being administered to his father.

Dolphy. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/MIKE ALQUINTO

“So somehow tumaas iyon kaya lang ang downside is iyong hemoglobin naman ang bumaba,” he said.

“So it’s really been a roller coaster ride for all of us so ‘pag may magandang resulta, meron ding hindi maganda,” he said, but added that Dolphy’s vital signs had remained stable for the last few days—a good sign for the Quizon family.

Dolphy, Eric said, still has pneumonia, but is now being treated with antibiotics as doctors continue to look for the origin of his the internal bleeding.

“Yun [pneumonia] ang nagpapahirap sakanyang paghinga at saka . . . nag-papa weaken ng kalusugan ng daddy ko at sa kalagayan ng kanyang lungs,” he said.

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But while complications are apparently developing in some of his organs, Eric said his father’s heart is very much alive and is in a “very good condition”, citing reports of Dolphy’s doctors.

Also, Dolphy has been more responsive Saturday than he was Friday, maybe, Eric said, because his two other siblings, Mannyboy and Marikit, had arrived from the US to visit and spend time with their father.

“Alam ko nararamdaman niya na dumating yung mga kapatid ko. Siguro nabuhayan siyang muli,” Eric said, adding that they are happy that their father remains stable.

“At naniniwala kami na ito ay nangyayari dahil sa inyong dasal. Maraming salamat sa inyo,” Eric said.

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