Estrada taken off ventilator, in better condition
Coronavirus-stricken former President Joseph Estrada has been taken off assisted breathing and is in better condition but not yet completely out of danger, his sons said on Friday.
“We are extremely happy to announce that my father has now been removed from ventilator support although he continues to require high-flow oxygenation,” former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said on his Facebook page.
The 83-year-old Estrada was intubated and sedated as his pneumonia, an ailment associated with COVID-19, took a turn for the worse this week.
“While we thank his doctors for their excellent care, we give all the credit to Our Lord Almighty and enjoin everyone to continue praying for my father,” Jinggoy said.
“We hope that he continues to fight with his usual tenacity as only Erap can,” he added.His half-brother, former Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito, also took to social media to share the news.
“God is good! My dad was extubated already but next 24 hours remains critical. Asking for continued prayers,” he said on Twitter.
Ejercito said his father’s condition was showing “very big improvement” in the past two days.
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