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Kris Aquino's son Josh diagnosed with Erosive Esophagitis due to severe acid reflux and ulcers

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 19, 2018
Kris Aquino asks her social-media followers to pray for son Josh Aquino's speedy recovery.

Kris Aquino's son Josh was diagnosed with "Erosive Esophagitis due to severe acid reflux and ulcers."

He was rushed to St. Luke's Medical Hospital in Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, July 18, after he had trouble sleeping.

In a series of Instagram posts early today, July 19, Kris's gave updates about her son's health.

Kris wrote, "(Part 1 of 2) Sinamahan niyo kami sa aming pinagdaanan. You gave us the most precious gift of your compassion. Thank you for praying for kuya Josh.

"He was blessed w/ an excellent team namely his Doctors: Arnel (Aye) Salud Nuguid, Pediatrics; Alexandra Sandoval Laya, Gastroenterology; Jonnel Lugod Lim Anesthesiologist and St. Luke’s Patient Experience Officer, Samantha Yu."

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Kris then talked about Josh's "potentially serious condition," which happens when the tissue lining of the esophagus is damaged through acid reflux.

She said, "(Part 2 of 2) It is only proper that I share w/ you his results & initial findings: EROSIVE ESOPHAGITIS DUE TO SEVERE ACID REFLUX and ULCERS.


"He’s now finally sleeping together w/ Bimb- but they have to do a biopsy of what they had scraped from kuya because a healthy (based on blood works & absence of tumor markers), 23 year old shouldn’t have his severe digestive issues & our doctors want to be thorough.

"He’ll be on medication for 12 weeks & we’ll do a repeat colonoscopy."

The host-actress did not forget to thanks the fans who prayed for her son's speedy recovery.

"Magtitiwala po ako na sa dami niyong nagdarasal para sa kay kuya, God will heal him."

"From a mother na hindi kinayang magpahinga hangga’t hindi mahimbing ang tulog ng kanyang 2, at alam na kailangan magbahagi ng totoong diagnosis dahil minamahal niyo ang mga anak ko- THANK YOU...

"Hindi ko po malilimutan ang kabutihang puso na pinakita ninyo sa ‘min. You are all our guardian angels & rainbows in the storms of our family’s journey."


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Kris also posted on Instagram a cute video showing their full support during Josh's blood extraction.

Her younger son Bimby as well as their trusted Yaya Bincai Luntayao were also present.

In the video, Kris could be heard asking Josh to sing one of his favorite songs "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo" to keep him distracted.

She explained, "Pasensiya na kung 'weird' kami- pero intindihin niyo po na laking Lola ang panganay ko... Handog ng Pilipino, Lupang Hinirang, Ako ay Pilipino, at Magkaisa (and Pusong Bato & Willie’s IKAW NA NGA) are all part of his playlist."

Composed by Jim Paredes, "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo" is a known People Power anthem.

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