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King advised by doctors to suspend all Royal functions

His Majesty the King was advised by his doctors on Sunday to suspend all Royal functions because his health condition remains unstable, said the Bureau of the Royal Household in an announcement released Sunday night.

thailand-hrhAccording to the announcement, HM the King’s doctors at Siriraj hospital administered hemodialysis on the King from 2 pm until 4.40 pm on Saturday and changed the tube to drain spinal fluid from the brain through the waist.

However, it was discovered afterward that the King’s blood pressure dropped occasionally, prompting the doctors to administer medication and ventilator to stabilize blood pressure, said the announcement.

However, at about 3 pm on Sunday, the King’s pulse quickened and blood pressure dropped. Blood tests showed an increase of acid in the blood. Echocardiographic examination showed the amount of blood entering the lower part of the left side of the heart dropped sharply as a direct result of high blood pressure in the lung.

Doctors then applied medication to expand blood vessel in the lung at about 3 pm and, eventually, the King’s pulse has slowed down and blood pressure has improved, said the announcement.

With his health remains unstable, HM the King is now placed under close watch by doctors who advised that the King suspends all  Royal functions.

Thai PBS



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