Dolphy's condition improving, says son

Posted at 06/22/2012 11:04 AM | Updated as of 06/22/2012 1:37 PM
Comedy King Dolphy Quizon. File photo

MANILA, Philippines - Eric Quizon said that the condition of his father, King of Comedy Dolphy, is improving.

"From last night up to now, his vitals are okay so talagang nakakatulong 'yon. Like the other day, bago siya na-dialysis, nagkaroon siya ng tubig sa lungs. [For] People with COPD hindi maganda ['yun] kasi parang nalulunod ang pasyente. With dialysis, natatanggal ang excess tubig ng katawan," Quizon told radio dzMM on Friday.

"According to our doctor, last night sa blood result niya 'yung normal parang nasa 10 eh siya nasa 9.2 na, lumalapit na siya. Good sign also na 'yung bleeding sa loob ay nako-control siya. So hinihintay namin 'yung blood results. So 'yung dialysis ay nakakatulong talaga," he added.

But even if Dolphy's vital signs are okay, Quizon stressed that his father is still in critical condition.

"Kahapon natuwa kami but then again, of course, he's still not out of critical stage. That's why I said kahapon in that short brief moment na we had with him na dumilat siya we are all ecstatic, but then again nagsink-in yung gamot so tulog na naman siya ulit. This time wala yung spasm, but this is premature.

"Pero of course sa pamilya namin, 'yung makakita lang kami ng ganitong hope ay nakakahinga kami nang maluwag. Pero through the last five years ay nagkakaroon kami ng ganoong scare then biglang okay siya. It's been really a roller coaster ride to the family, biglang taas at biglang baba so ganoon lang siguro talaga," he explained.

Quizon said that this trying time made his family realize how much Filipinos love the King of Comedy.

"Talagang masayang-masaya kami. Ngayon lang namin nararamdaman, marami ang nagmamahal sa daddy ko. 'Yun din ang gusto kong mangyari, na malaman ni Dad na maraming nagmamahal sa iyo. So 'yun yon," he said.

On Thursday, Quizon confirmed that his father underwent dialysis to help his weakened kidneys.

It was last week when Dolphy was rushed to hospital due to pneumonia.

On Wednesday, Quizon revealed that his father has been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which hinders the flow of air to the lungs.

The condition is generally permanent and may be progressive over time. Because of Dolphy’s medications, his illness had caused a complication causing his kidneys to fail.