Though His Majesty’s lung infection is clearing up, complete recovery will still take a while, the 25th Royal Household Bureau statement said yesterday.
The statement explained that older people usually take longer to recover, adding that royal physicians have asked His Majesty to remain at Siriraj Hospital so the continued medication and rehabilitation can ensure recuperation. (Nation)
After toying with the nerves -and basic common sense- of the whole thai population for almost A MONTH (the King was hospitalized on september 19)… after using ridiculous “permutations” to write the official statements (using the words “food”, “sleep”, “better”, “x-ray”, “intravenous fluids” and then just changing the order of those words within the statements)… after playing seek and hide with basic medecine concepts… after playing with words (infection becomes “inflamation” etc)… the people in charge of the PR, eventually, understood that something was seriously wrong and that the frontier between “controled communication” and outrage was thin.
So the 25th statement represents a shift.
-It’s the first time the statement speaks about the future : “complete recovery will take time”. It’s obvious but it’s good to write it.
-it’s the first time the statement speaks about the King as an “old man”. I mean : a man.
Sounds like small details. But it’s important.
Last but not least, after saying that antiobiotics were stopped… the statement talks about “continued medication”… Which kind ?