Lalabas na ng hospital ngayong Miyerkules, August 12, ang beteranong character actor na si John Regala pagkatapos niyang ma-confine ng ilang araw sa National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI).
Isinugod sa NKTI si John noong Martes, August 4, dahil nahirapan itong tumayo at maglakad na epekto ng pagkakaron niya ng liver cirrhosis. Kinailangan din siyang obserbahan ng mga doctor para mabigyang ng proper medication.
UPDATE #6 ON JOHN REGALA'S CURRENT CONDITION (as of August 9, 2020) According to John's resident doctor at NKTI, John is being given continuous medication for his Liver Cirrhosis. The test results from John's arthrocentesis has finally come out. Based on the tests doctors have made on the aspirated fluid from his knee, they have ruled out infection on his joints. Since there is no infection, John is now receiving anti-inflammatory steroids to address the excruciating pain he is feeling caused by gout. John still faces a very long road to recovery and because of that we are asking for your continuous prayers and support. Please know that John truly appreciates your words of encouragement, donations, and love. 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. ————— We have opened up a crowdfunding page to cover John's badly needed medical support and proper healthcare. If you would like to donate and assist in his financial burden, any donation through this crowdfunding campaign would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. You may donate here: https://bit.ly/helpjohnregala You may also donate through the following bank account which we opened specifically for John's expenses: BDO (Joint Account) Account name: NADINE MARIE INEZ M. PLA / ASTERIA A. AMOYO Account No: 002030228830 GCash 09157987428 (If you donate through BDO, please send a copy of your deposit slip to me or Nadia Montenegro Pla via PM so that we can do a proper accounting of your donation. Salamat po.)
Ayon sa talent manager at veteran entertainment columnist na si Aster Amoyo, si John ang may gusto na lumabas na ng ospital. Pero kung sila raw ang masusunod ay gusto muna nilang manatili ang aktor sa NKTI.
“If we are to be followed, we wanted actor John Regala to stay in the hospital for a few more days but he insisted in checking out tomorrow (August 12) and we have no choice but to give in to his request to go home,” medyo dismayado nitong pahayag.
Aminado rin si Tita Aster na hindi naging cooperative sa kanila ang aktor.
“We have to admit that John is not a cooperative patient and we can only do so much. Praying that we are still able to continue helping him but we also have our own limitations,” lahad pa niya.
Sa huling post ni Tita Aster tungkol kay John ay nag-react ang isang netizen na tila naiintindihan ang desisyon ng aktor.
“Mahirap talaga po pag ganyan. It is beyond the control na po kasi pag mga dumanas ng stroke ang brain ay apektado talaga at mahirap pigilan ang desisyon ng may-ari ng kanyang katawan. Sana ay kaya na niya talaga,” wika pa niya.
Isang kaibigang writer naman ang nagkomento ng, “Hayaan mo na siya. You have done your part. But if he gets a relapse and gets worse tumigil ka na. You can only do so much. Kung matigas ang ulo, kesehoda.”