In an interview by “Bandila” Wednesday night, Eric Quizon said his father has been suffering from emphysema which limits the flow of air to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath.
“As of now, his vitals are stable but nagpa-fluctuate kasi, e. So, yun yung problema. Ibig sabihin, it could change any time. So, at the same time, yung kanyang kidney nga, ino-observe pa, mino-monitor. Kasi nga, hindi natin talaga alam kung bigla itong magpe-fail na lang bigla nang totally,” he said.
Quizon compared hid dad’s disease to cancer.
“Ang ganitong klaseng sakit, five years ago sinabihan na siya na parang stage 4 ang sakit na iyon. In cancer terms, very critical na iyon,” he said.
It can be remembered that Dolphy was rushed to the hospital last June 9 because of pneumonia. It was the Comedy King’s 10th pneumonia attack since his 83rd birthday last year.