Dolphy is Now Prone to Infection After Undergoing Tracheotomy

Dolphy underwent tracheotomy, a medical procedure to help him breath.

A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure where an opening is made in the neck to the trachea, as windpipe to allow a patient to breathe easier.

The procedure was done to alleviate his discomfort and make it easier for his organs to function properly, Eric Quizon said.

It made him feel more comfortable but the family are aware of the risk of this procedure because he will now be more prone to infection.

Quizon told reporters Sunday afternoon at Makati Medical Center, where his father has been confined in the intensive care unit (ICU) since last week.

After the procedure at 10 p.m. Saturday, his blood pressure normalized and his heart rate improved although there are still less frequent and less fluctuations.

Meanwhile, Dolphy is still in critical condition and confined in the ICU room, contrary to report that he is already taken out of the ICU.