Sunday, December 12, 2004

Fernando Poe, Jr., what if ?

Dear Mouse,

Before the May presidential election,I remember reading an article on a prediction that the winner would be a woman. I was not able to get the name of the seer though. I thought that it was going to be Loren, but she opted to run for Vice-Presidency.Then I was convinced that it was going to be GMA no matter how close the fight would be.

But what if Fernando Poe suffered the stroke a few days before election ?

Would Susan Roces have run in lieu of the husband?

Would she get the sympathy votes just like Senator Loi Estrada ?

What I am sure is that she would have easily won by landslide. Then the prediction could still have come true.

I wish for FPJ recovery, and I wish movie producers would not use this family tragedy to launch the stardom of his son, Ronian. Sa totoo, lang, hindi ko gusto.

Read the headlines.

INQ7.net, Agence France-Presse

Actor Fernando Poe Jr in coma at hospital

Updated 06:34pm (Mla time) Dec 12, 2004

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandezp/>

(UPDATE) MOVIE star and former presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. was admitted to hospital Sunday and is in a coma after suffering a stroke, former campaign spokesman, Representative Francis Escudero said Sunday.

Poe's doctor, Anastacio Aquino, said the celebrated actor "had a stroke and right now is critically ill."Aquino said the star had suffered a blood clot in a vein on the right side of his brain, but said all was being done to save him."He is in coma and he is under observation. We will find out [soon] if his condition will stabilize or deteriorate," Aquino said.



This news is from Bulletin, a case of irresponsible journalism? Pempe Rodriguez, announced that FPJ is in a stable condition ? Coma in a stable condition? Cerebral thrombosis, a mild stroke ba Doc Emer ?

Manila Bulletin

FPJ suffers stroke, in a comaGMA, JdV, others wish him well; family calls for prayers

By CRISPINA BELEN, BEN ROSARIO, YUL MALICSE, B.P. TUAZON, F. MAGLALANG

In stable condition in hospital

Action star Fernando Poe, Jr., 64, suffered a mild stroke at 11 p.m. last Saturday and was immediately taken to the St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City where he was pronounced in a stable condition.

Dr. Anastacio Aquino, his attending physician, said his prognosis is very good and his medication is working well on him.

"From what we learned, FPJ was having a meeting with his staff and crew at his film studio in San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, when he was noted to have bowed down his head and was still for a few minutes. That was when he was suspected to have suffered a stroke. His people brought him at once to the hospital," he said.



MALAYA

FPJ fighting for life

It's touch and go for next three days

By JP LOPEZ

Fernando Poe Jr. lies in a coma after he suffered a stroke at around 11 p.m. Saturday in the middle of a Christmas party at the FPJ Studio in San Francisco del Monte ave. Quezon City.

Doctors at the St. Luke's Hospital in Quezon City said the actor, who ran for president under the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino, will be under observation for 72 hours.

"We have given him the treatment that he needs so it may take 72 hours for us to say anything more because it can be touch and go from here," said Dr. Anastacio Aquino, a family neurologist.

Aquino said magnetic resonance imaging on the actor showed "he had (one single) stroke (that affected) several parts of (his) brain."

House minority leader and KNP spokesman Francis Escudero said Poe, 65, had just hosted the party for staff members, stuntmen and some close friends when he suffered the seizure.



MANILA TIMES

Monday, December 13, 2004

Stroke leaves FPJ in a coma

Fernando Poe Jr., a movie icon who came close to unseating Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as President, fell into a coma on Sunday after suffering a stroke. Poe was taken to the Saint Luke’s Medical Center after suffering a stroke at a party with his staffers at his film studio on Del Monte Avenue in Quezon City. “He’s critically ill, he’s in coma and still under observation,” Dr. Anastacio Aquino, one of the three doctors attending to Poe, told reporters. Aquino, a neurologist and longtime doctor of Poe family, said the 65-year-old Poe had cerebral thrombosis, or a stroke. He said it was difficult to say at the moment if Poe’s condition will stabilize or deteriorate. “We will find out in the next 72 hours if his condition will improve,” Aquino added.



THE DAILYTRIBUNE © 2000

Movie icon suffers stroke, is in coma

By Gerry Baldo and Amita O. Legaspi

Monday, 12 13, 2004

Movie icon Fernando Poe Jr., who came close to unseating Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as President in the May electoral exercise widely perceived as fraud-ridden, yesterday slipped into a coma after suffering a stroke. Poe, 65, was in the intensive care unit of St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City after being admitted early Sunday, according to the spokesman for his political campaign Sorsogon Rep. Francis Escudero. “The next 72 hours will be critical,” Escudero, in a press conference, said, adding doctors were running tests on Poe. The doctors, however, declined to give a categorical answer on whether he could still recover. Dr. Anastacio Aquino, a neurologist, said in a briefing at the hospital lobby. “He had a thrombosis of the brain. There's an oclusion of the blood vessel of the brain big enough to cause his condition at the moment,” Aquino told reporters. Thrombosis is the formation or presence of a blood clot within a blood vessel during life. When asked about his chances of recovery, the neurologist said: “It's very difficult to give an answer at the moment.” The stroke was thrombotic but there is no hemorrhage in the brain, he added. “He had a stroke in several parts of his brain actually.


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4 Comments:

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insider info says he's in a very severe coma. Apparently his Glasgow Coma Scale score is 3 (any score below 8 is considered comatose, the lowest possible score is 3, i.e. no eye opening, no verbal response, no motor response.)

All I can think is, thank goodness he didn't win. Can you imagine the chaos if this happened when he was president?!

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

cath...
kahit ano pa siya, i still feel sorry for him. that is one ailment that is hard to combat. i hope he recovers. pero one thing i notice, he is very popular...imagine lahat ng newsreel nadoon siya. ako-- when i was in manila, tinanggalan ako ng bato sa Cardinal Santos, pero wala sa newspaper-- kahit man lang sa balutan ng tinapa. hmmmmmmm!!

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Dr. Emer said...

Yep, he's in bad shape. Dr Aquino, his attending physician is a former mentor, and I can attest to you he's one of the best here. But when Glassgow is under 5, we doctors just hope for the best. I hope he pulls through.

The best doctor is no match for a full-blown disease. I've been there many times and it is usually a sad outcome.

Let's pray he gets well. It is now God's ballgame.

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger cathcath said...

Doc and Anon,
My father was also comatose after he had the stroke. He
never recovered. He was only 44 then.

Frat,
Sana pagkatapos mong operahan, tumakbo ka ng (bulong, bulong.headline la sana. o kaya inananounce mo na precious stone ang batong naalis saiyo.

 

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