Josh Aquino, son of "I Love You, Hater" star Kris Aquino, has been diagnosed with erosive esophagitis, the actress revealed Thursday.
Josh, Kris' only child with her former partner Phillip Salvador, appears to have been confined in hospital since Wednesday, based on the actress' updates on Instagram.
Sharing clips of Josh's medical tests and procedures with her 3.6 million Instagram followers, Kris said her eldest son has been diagnosed with "erosive esophagitis due to severe acid reflux and ulcers."
According to Kris, further tests will be done on Josh, as a "23-year-old shouldn't have severe digestive issues, and our doctors want to be thorough."
She added that Josh will be under medication for 12 weeks and will undergo another colonoscopy.
Kris went on to thank those who have extended well wishes for the quick recovery of Josh.
"Magtitiwala po ako na sa dami nyong nagdarasal para sa kay kuya, God will heal him. From a mother na hindi kinayang magpahinga hangga't hindi mahimbing ang tulog ng kanyang [dalawang anak], 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 amin. You are all our guardian angels and rainbows in the storms of our family's journey," she wrote.
i chose to live my life openly- kaya nga maraming pwedeng humusga, pero na bless kasi marami rin ang nagmamahal... with true HUMILITY i will share our story & hope that some of you will learn from our journey. my brother & i have had a complicated relationship, siguro po kasi only son & middle child sya, bunso ako. Siguro rin kasi aminadong opposites talaga kami- tahimik sya, pribado, iniisip mabuti ang bawat galaw. Alam nyo na kung ano ako. Dahil #satruelang, 3 months po kaming hindi okay. Kasalanan ko po yun... Naipit yung 2 boys ko- alam nilang di okay kaya pinili na wag dumalaw at wag iwan si mama... Ang pinaka nag suffer si kuya josh. Sa bawat pag ospital- si tito Noy was always there. Kinapalan ko po ang mukha ko today- nag text ako. Umamin na alam kong na hurt ko sya pero nakiusap- KAILANGAN sya ni kuya josh. My son needed him- the ONLY constant male figure in his life. From afar, i took this picture. Sharing w/ you because ito kami- PAMILYA na kagaya nyong lahat. Kayang isantabi lahat ng tampuhan dahil hindi mag iiwanan- gagawin ang lahat sa oras ng pangangailangan- dahil may isang “special” na batang inosente na kukuha ng lakas sa pagmamahal ng tito Noy at mama nya. My brother is not active on social media, pero uulitin ko dito yung nasabi ko sa kanya- THANK YOU for LOVING JOSH ENOUGH to be here when he really needed you. This is for all of you to get to know the real man, the true NOY AQUINO who is so deserving of RESPECT & ADMIRATION, galing po sa hindi perpekto pero totoong bunsong kapatid, na si kris aquino. 💛 (thank you Mom, from heaven i know you made this possible.)
Josh's hospitalization, Kris earlier shared, paved the way for her re-connecting with her brother, former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, with whom she had a rift for three months.