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Kris Aquino reunites with sons in LA: ‘They still need a healthier mama’

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jul 02, 2023 5:54 pm

Kris Aquino welcomed her children Josh and Bimby back to Los Angeles, calling them her “living reminders” to not give up in her battle against multiple autoimmune diseases. 

The “Queen of All Media” shared some snaps from her reunion with her sons on Instagram on Sunday, July 2. “It was on June 24, LA time, making it Sunday, June 25 in the [Philippines] when I told Bimb the deep bone pain I felt in my joints and lower back was getting worse, walking was becoming harder because of my swollen right knee, and I needed him to please come back earlier,” she began her post. 

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Kris recalled asking Josh via FaceTime whether he wanted to visit her in LA. “Nagulat ako when he said ‘Yes, mama. Sama ako with Bimby sa LA.’ I told kuya to think about it.”

“Nag-FaceTime kami the next morning and I asked: ‘What’s your decision, kuya?’ He said: ‘Mama, I’ll visit you in LA.’ I asked him: ‘Sure ka na ba?’ Siguro tumatak na kay kuya ang sagot niya: ‘Sure na,’” she wrote. 

While she wanted Bimby to “experience normal teenage life” and Josh to stay in his “happy place” in their family compound in Tarlac, Kris noted how things have been quite difficult “without the support system of family.” 

“I’m allergic to all NSAIDS, pain relievers, pain killers, and I have an adverse reaction to all steroids. Aamin ako with methotrexate + Fasenra (my biological injectable, tapos na ako sa 1st cycle), ang feeling ko, 3-4 days of extreme fatigue, chills, headaches, and everything has a metallic taste,” she explained, adding that she’s been bedridden and could barely move due to chemotherapy.

The multimedia personality referred to her sons as her “living reminders” to keep going “because they still need a healthier mama.” 

“’Pag mahal mo, hinding hindi ka susuko. Itutuloy ang laban.” 

“Tonight, I’ll sleep ‘siksik’ in between my two giants. Muling nabuo kaming three. Thank you, God, for making me a very happy mama,” she added. 

Kris has been in the United States since June 2022 for her medical tests and procedures. 

Earlier this month, she revealed she would still need “a year and a half minimum of treatment” in the US for her five autoimmune conditions.