Dolphy’s son Eric Quizon says his father develops pneumonia in both lungs.
This was hours after he told the media that his father’s condition has improved after dialysis.
This is Dolphy’s 11th bout with the disease in 11 months.
However, there is an improvement in Dolphy’s hemoglabin count, it has increased but his platelet count is down.
The family is hoping that he will still survive pneumonia because it is detected early, Quizon added.
Meanwhile, Dolphy was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease five years ago.
The illness results in breathing difficulty and can worsen over time.
Dolphy’s COPD had progressed to Stage four, in cancer it’s already in critical stage.
According to World Health Organization, there are about 600 million people worldwide who suffer from COPD.
People who suffer from COPD are usually smokers or they used to smoke.
It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.