- Nadia Montenegro recently had an update on Instagram about John Regala’s medical condition
- She said that the former actor underwent arthrocentesis, a procedure which uses a needle to aspirate fluid from the right knee
- The actress also shared about the observations of the doctor who checked on John’s status
- Nadia furthermore asked her followers to keep on praying for John’s recovery and she also thanked those who have given donations to help the latter battle with liver cirrhosis
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Nadia Montenegro recently shared on social media an update regarding John Regala’s medical condition as of August 7.
According to the actress’ Instagram post, John just underwent arthrocentesis, a procedure which uses a needle to aspirate fluid from the right knee.
She also included in her post the observations of the doctor who checked on John’s health status.
Here’s her full update:
“‼️UPDATE #5 ON JOHN REGALA'S CURRENT CONDITION (as of August 7, 2020)
Yesterday, John underwent arthrocentesis (used a needle to aspirate fluid from the right knee). Doctors submitted the fluid for tests to check if knee is infected or not. If test results show that his knee is not infected, John can receive steroids for joint pain.
John is currently still taking antibiotics.
For John's pain, he is undergoing pain management on board with anesthesiologists taking care of the pain medications that can be given to him as of the moment.
When doctor made his rounds this morning, these were his observations:
Awake; slurred speech (from previous stroke)
Pain bilateral knee
No fever; no cough
No difficulty of breathing no chest pain
No abdominal pain
No jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin)
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Presently, we are awaiting remaining tests from the fluid taken from John's knee to determine if it is safe to administer steroids.
Also, according to John's doctor, his liver is stable. Severe gout is also one of John's problems right now.
Awaiting further updates and if (and when) he is scheduled for more tests
Please keep on praying for John's health and recovery.
We will continue to update everyone on John's condition and hopeful improvement.
We are extremely thankful to everyone -- friends and even strangers -- who reached out, sent prayers, and donated (in cash and in kind) to help John get better. John sends his love and gratitude to all of you."
John Regala is a prominent Filipino actor who starred in many critically-acclaimed movies. He already worked with Robin Padilla, Jeric Raval, Ace Vergel, and other action stars.
Just recently, Chuckie Manaloto also gave an update about John. Chuckie is one of the celebrities who sent help to the veteran actor.
Even John's first wife never fails to exert effort to be able to help him amid his awful situation. Aurina Alvarez Manansala decided to organize a fundraiser for the non-hospital needs of her former partner.
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