MANILA—The family of Eddie Garcia has settled to place the multi-awarded actor, who remains comatose, on DNR or “do-not-resuscitate” status.
Dr. Tony Rebosa earlier belied reports that the family of Garcia has considered discontinuing life support for the actor.
“Please be informed that the family of Mr. Eddie Garcia has not authorized nor has it consenteda to withdrawal of life support,” the family’s statement said.
“They have however agreed to place him on DNR status,” Rebosa added.
Garcia, at age 90, had a severe cervical fracture after tripping and falling while shooting a scene GMA Network TV series in the previous June 8.
The injury led to his “comatose state with minimal spontaneous respiration,” an earlier medical update stated.
As recently as Thursday, Garcia’s long-time partner, Lilibeth Romero, stated her family had yet to agree to placing him under DNR status, saying she was “still hoping for a miracle.”
“I will hang on until he’s there,” she concluded.