Dolphy responds favorably to pneumonia treatment

Posted at 07/08/12 4:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The country's "Comedy King" Dolphy is responding favorably to treatment for his latest bout with pneumonia, his doctors said on Sunday.

Comedy King Dolphy

In a statement, the Quizon family said Dolphy’s vital organ functions have shown significant improvement in the past two days.

The veteran comedian is also reportedly more lucid and responsive to conversation although he remains unable to speak.

Blood transfusions and dialysis treatments have also reportedly helped Dolphy improve his circulation.

According to the family, Dolphy has been asking his doctors if he could already be taken home. His doctors, however, said it is still unadvisable since the actor is still in a critical, albeit stable, condition.

Dolphy will continue to remain in the intensive care unit of the Makati Medical Center for close monitoring.