Janet Lim-Napoles may have to stay at the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) for three more weeks so that she can fully recover from her surgery, her lawyer said on Sunday.
Faye Isaguirre-Singson said her client has to be checked by doctors once a week for three weeks.
“The doctors said that she needs a check-up once a week for three weeks, so she may stay there for three weeks at the minimum,” she added.
Singson said her client is still suffering the pain caused by the stitches.
Although Napoles’s condition is stable, the lawyer noted that the businesswoman is still in pain.
“Her wound hurts when she moves,” she told reporters.
Napoles underwent total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or removal of her entire uterus and both ovaries last week.
Bruce Rivera, another lawyer for Napoles, said doctors are yet to decide when his client will be discharged from the hospital.
Diosfa Valencia, clerk of court of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150, confirmed that Napoles’ physicians from St. Luke’s Medical Center did not inform the court when the patient can leave OsMak.
But Valencia said the legal department of OsMak submitted to the court a report on the medical condition of Napoles.
“It is just a one-page report explaining the procedures performed on Napoles and where she was brought after the operations,” she added.
Valencia, however, said the doctors did not say until when Napoles will stay at the hospital.
“Perhaps the doctors are still observing her and they will be submitting a final report before making any recommendations,” she added.
Valencia said the court is constantly monitoring the medical condition of Napoles.
“We find no abuses on the privilege given to her by the court. So there is nothing to act on right now,” Valencia said.
Dr. Perry Ishmael Peralta, OsMak’s medical director, earlier said if there will be no complications, Napoles will recover within 26 days after the surgery.
Once she fully recovers, Napoles will be brought back to the Fort Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where she was detained prior to her confinement.