“Nakakataba ng puso that everyone is praying for my dad,” Eric Quizon said last night in Bandila regarding the support Dolphy was getting from the Filipino people.
Eric and sibling Nicole Quizon were interviewed live by Bandila anchor Boy Abunda at the Makati Medical Center where their father was confined since June 9.
The two revealed that their father was still inside the hospital’s intensive care unit and that his vital signs were fluctuating.
All of Dolphy’s children, aside from those who still hasn’t arrived from abroad, were at the hospital last night. “Naka-standby ang family,” Nicole said.
Eric also revealed that last June 9 was the first time his father personally requested that he be brought to the hospital when he felt a difficulty in breathing.
Dolphy was diagnosed with a stage 4 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)in 2009. The disease causes the airways of a person to become narrowed. COPD gradually gets worse over time, and a person diagnosed with the disease have more frequent lung infections such as pneumonia.
The Comedy King has survived 10 pneumonias since his birthday last year, and this was the worst case he had been so far. He will turn 84 on July 25.
Dolphy’s vital signs got stable two days ago, to a point that the doctors decided to remove the respirator and let him breathe on his own. But it only lasted for a few hours and they had to put the respirator back.
Eric also revealed that his father has been in and out of consciousness and they couldn’t talk to him. He, however, responds by moving his eyebrows or tightening his hold.
Eric and Nicole thanked everyone for devoting time to pray for their father. “Gusto naming magpasalamat sa lahat ng nagmamahal, nagpapadala ng concern, messages,” Eric said. “Sa lahat ng patuloy na nagdarasal…”
As of this posting, Dolphy has had four blood transfusions already.