Kris Aquino's latest update on her Instagram last June 30. SCREENSHOTS FROM INSTAGRAM/KRIS AQUINO
Kris Aquino's latest update on her Instagram last June 30. SCREENSHOTS FROM INSTAGRAM/KRIS AQUINO

KRIS Aquino is still far from recovery but her fighting spirit remains strong, her sister Ballsy Aquino-Cruz revealed over a Facebook Live interview.

Ballsy is the eldest child of the late president Corazon Aquino and senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino and had been invited by non-government organization of Banyuhay Aotearoa to commemorate Ninoy Aquino Day. Towards the end of the program, Ballsy gave a health update on Kris when the host asked how the youngest Aquino sibling was doing.

"Unfortunately, they are still trying to give her [the] correct treatment. She has so many allergies that all the medicines that they've been trying haven't been working, or if they did the side effects came which they weren't too happy about," reported Ballsy who also explained that many of Kris' allergies come from food, plants and even certain medications.

She also revealed that on top Kris' original diagnosis — Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA), an extremely rare autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels — her sister's doctors have also found other autoimmune diseases, which have made treatments more complicated.

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"When she left, she had two autoimmune diseases. I think now there are four. With all the tests that they do in the US, tests that we don't have here, maraming naglalabasan pa rin (a lot of them are coming out)."

Ballsy said Kris has lost more and more weight and is now at only 85 to 86 pounds. In a previous explanation, Kris' doctor said EGPA leads to weight loss, gastrointestinal intolerances and fluctuating blood pressure.

"For the other treatments that they want to try, she has to put on more weight. She has to get a little bit stronger," Ballsy noted.

Despite the complications, the Aquinos are still hopeful that Kris' new team of doctors will be able to find the right treatment to make her better. Ballsy also said that Kris remains in good spirits.

"There was a time that she was about to give up because she was having such a difficult time but then as soon as she looked at pictures of her sons, Josh and Bimby, she realized she still had to fight. And thanks to many prayers, her fighting spirit [is] very much there," Ballsy ended.