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Family spokesman says Jolo Revilla’s condition worsening


The physical condition of Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla is "deteriorating" after he sustained a gunshot wound on his chest on Saturday night.

Lawyer Raymund Fortun, a spokesman for the Revilla family, said the vice governor was suffering from hematoma in his right lung.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Fortun said Revilla was also showing signs of pneumonia.
 
“The fact that there are now developing matters happening ni Jolo’s body, his condition is definitely not improving but deteriorating,” Fortun said.
 
He added that the gunshot wound weakened Revilla's body and immune system and might result in infection.
 
Fortun said doctors also observed after a second computerized tomography scan that Revilla had a dispended abdomen that wasn't seen before.
 
“'Yung possible na problems now developing sa abdominal region, na medyo bumaliktad yung pusod niya,” he said.
 
Due to these developments, Fortun said that Revilla will undergo another CT scan procedure on Wednesday to check if he was also suffering from abdominal distension.
 
“There’s a need for another CT Scan 9 a.m. tomorrow. Si Jolo nagde-deteriorate right now,” he said.
 
Revilla was also transferred to a regular room from the ICU at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City.
 
Fortun said this was to accommodate more visitors including Revilla's father, Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.

The elder Revilla, who's facing plunder charges, is detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame. He was allowed by the Sandiganbayan to visit his son between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
 
“Right now he is in a regular room because for a need to additional people to be allowed. 'Pag nasa private room at least maraming tao ang pwedeng bumisita sa kanya,” Fortun said.
 
"Mas kampante at mas maraming bisita ang makakapunta pag sa regular room. Mahirap sa ICU kasi talagang 2 - 3 lang ang pwedeng mapapasok,” he continued. —Andrei Medina/NB/JST, GMA News
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