Former President Joseph Estrada is in stable condition even if he remains on a mechanical ventilator after contracting COVID-19, his son said Wednesday (April 7).
Ex-senator Jinggoy Estrada said his father’s kidney function is improving and his requirement for oxygen support is also slowly getting better.
The former President’s other vital organs are also functioning well, Jinggoy added.
“We were informed by his physicians that his inflammatory markers are on a downward trend for which we are thankful and hopefully this signals that his immune system is responding well,” the former senator said.
Jinggoy said their family is hopeful that no new complications will set in and Estrada’s condition will continue to improve.
Estrada, 83, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 29. He was placed on a ventilator on Tuesday (April 6) since his pneumonia worsened, his son said.