Dolphy's condition improves after tracheostomy
MANILA, Philippines - The condition of comedy king Dolphy somehow improved after he underwent a successful tracheostomy procedure Saturday night, actor-director-son Eric Quizon said on Sunday, June 24.
The procedure, in which an opening on the neck is created to easily allow oxygen to the lungs, is said “to alleviate [Dolphy] from a lot of discomfort and make it easier for his organs to perform properly.”
“After the procedure, his blood pressure has normalized. His heart rate has also improved and although there are still fluctuations, these have become less frequent and less radical,” Quizon said.
Dolphy is now back at the intensive care unit (ICU) after transferring to another room for the procedure.
The improvement in the Comedy King's condition has allowed for the continuation of his dialysis treatment, which was stopped on Friday, June 22, due to his high blood pressure.
Quizon also said that his father's pneumonia has already subsided, and that he is more awake and responsive now. "I am very happy that all of these results are positive," Quizon said.
Though his father remains in critical condition, Quizon shared, "It has been a steady progress, so we're all relieved by what's happening." - Rappler.com