Dolphy is in very critical condition but he is hanging on.
This, his son, Eric Quizon told Korina Sanchez in an interview aired on TV Patrol on Wednesday, June 20.
"He’s had this condition (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) for five years. In and out of the hospital siya.Konting ubo, konting pneumonia, dala sa ospital. It came to a point that yesterday, okay ang vitals niya," Eric recalls.
They took him out of the respirator but Eric said his dad was only able to breathe on his own for five to six hours. So they had to put the respirator back.
"Overnight, ang kidneys niya humina. Nagkaroon ng complications na hindi masyadong na fi-filter ang gamot na ina-adminsiter sa kanya. Kaya toxins and napupunta sa ibang parte ng katawan niya,” Eric reports.
In and out of consciousness
He adds that Dolphy is in and out of consciousness and they couldn’t communicate with him the usual way.
"But he responds through his eyebrows, his eyes. Dinidiinan ang kamay niya pag hinahawakan namin siya. He twitches, so alam naming naririnig niya kami."
The family noticed that Dolphy had spasms, and he had to undergo blood transfusion in the morning of June 20.
Eric relates that doctors are observing Dolphy closely because the threat of sepsis could exist.
Eric recalls the last time he was able to talk to his dad was on Tuesday, June 19. Eric asked Dolphy how he felt. "I’m still alive. I’m okay but not okay," Dolphy replied.
After that, Eric relates, his dad suddenly collapsed and they had to respirate him.
When Korina asked, "Naghabilin na ba si Dolphy sa inyo?",Eric replied, "Inayos na niya ang lahat ng dapat ayusin, at naayos naman namin yon."
Eric admitted that members of the Quizon family are "all vulnerable and emotional" when they talk to doctors at Makati Medical Center, where Dolphy has been confined for the past 11 days.