The father of actress Gladys Reyes has undergone surgery, two days after he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
In her Instagram page, Gladys said her father underwent angioplasty—a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease—shortly after he had an angiogram to check for blocked or narrowed blood vessels in his heart.
"From angiogram this morning to angioplasty now. I was called by the doctor to make an important decision after they saw in angiogram it doesn't look good, since I'm the 'panganay' and my mama is a senior and not allowed in the hospital. After consulting the family, I had to decide," said Gladys.
"Doctors explained the risks and I prayed hard. I know God is in control," she went on. "Nakakapanibago lang wala kang karamay sa tabi mo because of strict safety protocols which I understand, I just can't help to feel a bit emotional but I know I'm not alone, God is with me. From 8 am 'til now that the procedure is ongoing. Just prayers! I have faith.. Everything will be ok!"
It was on Tuesday, January 12, when Gladys announced that her father was hospitalized following a heart attack.
According to the actress, her sister rushed their dad to the hospital on Monday, January 11, when he complained of severe chest pains.
"Thanks to our dear God, my father was able to recover, as if nothing happened. But the doctors confirmed, he had an attack," she said.
At that time, Gladys said her father was still confined at the hospital for some tests and because he had another chest pain at 2 a.m. that day.
"I am a certified Papa's girl and what saddens me is that we are not allowed to visit him, according to the hospital rules, due to pandemic. Kept telling him, his grandchildren need him, to help us, guide them. To spend more bonding moments with him," she said.
"Praying for his total recovery. Grateful to my husband, cousins and sister for being with me yesterday," she added.
Among the celebrities who sent prayers and messages of support include Judy Ann Santos, Angelu de Leon, and Carmi Martin.
As of this writing, Gladys has yet to give an update regarding her father's operation.