King’s health : “lung infection… and heart conditions… but no worries”… and new antibiotics

First official reaction from the royal family.

Majesty the King’s health condition is no longer worrying, said his daughter HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak

“Now there is nothing to worry about his heart conditions and lung infections,” she told officials at Thai embassy in Germany during her visit there. (Nation)

It’s like an impressionist painting… Little by little, we get more details.

And It’s really surprising that no one seems to notice… the “heart conditions” !

It’s astonishing. 27 official statements were issued since the hospitalization… and they never talked about “heart conditions“.

The King is hospitalized since september 19. One month already.

However, there is a new detail with the 27th statement…

The Committee of Royal Physicians reported that His Majesty the King had a little fever from time to time. (PRD)

UPDATE

28th statement… and the fear is back.

His Majesty the King’s doctors administered a new dosage of antibiotics after his lungs were found still to be inflamed, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement released last night.

His Majesty’s fever, however, had lessened and he could sleep well and had regained his appetite, the bureau said in its 28th statement since the King was admitted to Siriraj Hospital with a high fever and inflamed lungs on September 19. (Nation)

That’s -at least- the second time that the fever is coming back and therefore the antiobiotics (after being stopped, apparently).

5 Responses to “King’s health : “lung infection… and heart conditions… but no worries”… and new antibiotics”


  1. 1 Mr.? 18 October 2009 at 1:24 am

    The Nation Newspaper and Bangkok Post appear to be confusing its readers!

    Nation Oct 17 http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2009/10/17/national/national_30114624.php

    In this article HRH Princess Chulabhorn is quoted as saying to officials during her visit at the Thai embassy in Germany; “Now there is nothing to worry about his heart conditions and lung infections”.

    Bangkok Post Oct 17 http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/25764/princess-says-king-doing-well

    In this article, HRH Princess Chulabhorn is quoted as saying, “His heart is also in good shape.”

    There is a BIG difference between the wording/meaning of these two articles!

  2. 2 Mr.? 18 October 2009 at 2:18 am

    More confusion?

    The Royal Household Bureau said in its 28Th statement that
    His Majesty’s fever, however, had lessened and he could sleep well and HAD REGAINED HIS APPETITE.

    In the 27TH statement His Majesty COULD STILL EAT and sleep VERY WELL.

    The statements regarding his appetite appear to be contradictory!

  3. 3 Mr.? 18 October 2009 at 3:41 am

    In an effort to control rumors and report the facts it would really help if the Bangkok Post & The Nation could report exactly what the Royal Household Bureau reports word for word rather than making their own interpretations of official releases!

    His Majesty’s fever comes down
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/25825/his-majesty-fever-comes-down
    * Published: 18/10/2009 at 12:00 AM
    * Newspaper section: News

    His Majesty the King was given antibiotics yesterday after an X-ray found his lungs had not returned to normal, the Royal Household Bureau said yesterday.

    However, after the antibiotics were administered His Majesty’s fever came down. The King could sleep well and HAD A GOOD APPETITE.

    The King has been treated at Siriraj Hospital for inflammation of the lungs.

  4. 4 Zheng Chao 19 October 2009 at 1:13 am

    A quick glance at the Thai language version of the princess’s speech suggests that the Bangkok Post iteration is more accurate. She mentioned that his heart is fine; whether this is merely a generic statement, or intended to reassure people about his cardiac status, in light of a known history of heart disease, is unclear, as have been so many issues over this past month. That being said, fevers and the resumption of antibiotics one month into hospitalization for pneumonia is troubling.

  5. 5 ray 19 October 2009 at 11:03 am

    i really hope and pray that his majesty is really getting better.


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