- Celebrity mom Iya Villania recently brought her Baby Leon to the hospital
- This was because the cute baby needed to undergo G6PD confirmatory test
- The incident alarmed a lot of fans and supporters of the Arellano family
Kapuso celebrity Iya Villania bravely revealed through a social media post that she recently took two-month-old son Leon to the hospital.
KAMI learned that the adorable baby took a confirmatory test for a metabolic disorder called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
G6PD is the enzyme necessary for correct functioning of red blood cells and for protecting them from harmful food, infection, and medication.
An individual who is suffering from a G6PD deficiency has red blood cells that are susceptible to being destroyed, thus a confirmatory test is important.
Before the said test is conducted, the newborn baby has to undergo Newborn Screening (NBS) and has a positive result for G6PD.
Iya did not specify what hospital they went to but an article published in PEP.ph said that the test is usually done in the National Institutes of Health-Philippines (NIH).
"G6PD confirmatory test at the hospital today (frowning emoji)," the actress’ post read.
The post and Baby Leon’s situation alarmed netizens as they expressed wishes and hopes for the cute son of Iya and Drew Arellano.
Here are few of the comments:
“Hope baby will be ok. Praying for baby Leon.”
“San Nakuha un?”
“Hope Baby Leon is ok.”
“Ibilad mo everyday sa araw twing umaga... Mawawala yan...”
In a previous article by KAMI, the Kapuso star shared one of the struggles she often encounters when it comes to taking care of her eldest son Primo.
Iya, or Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villania-Arellano in real life, was born on June 29, 1986. She married her 10-year boyfriend Drew on January 31, 2014 and they were granted two lovely children, Primo and Leon.
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