Royal health

12 01 2010

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Readers will certainly know that the king remains in hospital.

Ostensibly this is for physical rehabilitation. PPT thought readers might like to see the headlines (and some text) from the press, mainly The Nation, as the king’s health was reported each day since this hospitalisation began. PPT knows that it didn’t get every announcement, but the general pattern is clear.

September 20, 2009

HM the King admitted to Siriraj Hospital

The Royal Household Bureau issues a statement on Sunday, saying HM the King had fever and was fatigued on Saturday. HM the King can eat less. Team of doctors then recommended that HM the King be admitted to Siriraj Hospital to receive medical treatment to know the cause of the illness. HM the King is now receiving saline solution with antibiotic.

September 21, 2009

HM in hospital for fever

His Majesty the King was undergoing treatment for fever.

September 23, 2009

Nation joins prayer for quick recovery

His Majesty the King is recovering from his fever….

September 24, 2009

His majesty has return of appetite

His Majesty the King has recovered from his fever and is now eating and sleeping well….

September 25, 2009

HM has physical therapy

His Majesty the King has now been undergoing physical therapy to regain his health at the Siriraj Hospital. “He has no more fever and has gained more appetite now,” the Royal Household Bureau announced….

September 26, 2009

King closer to full recovery

His Majesty the King had no fever yesterday and was no longer being given intravenous nutrients and liquid solutions, the Royal Household Bureau announced yesterday. Doctors continued to administer antibiotics to complete the required regimen. HM the King was also offered physical therapy twice a day, up from once one day earlier, the bureau said….

September 28, 2009

HM in good condition

His Majesty the King is in a good condition in general, can eat more and is undergoing physical rehabilitation and receiving medication….

September 29, 2009

HM recovering from lung infection

His Majesty the King has recovered from a lung infection and fever and is in a good condition in general, the ninth Royal Household Bureau statement said. After His Majesty developed fever yesterday, the royal physicians diagnosed a lung infection. They did not find any stomach infection, and His Majesty does not have a cough. After His Majesty was administered a new type of antibiotic and fed intravenously, his fever subsided, and his condition returned to normal yesterday morning….

September 30, 2009

King responds to medication

His Majesty the King’s lung infection has been responding to medication, along with his fever, the Royal Household Bureau said. The latest Xray showed that both the infection and flu are clearing up. His Majesty’s general condition is good. The intravenous feeding of medicine and nutrients is continuing….

October 1, 2009

HM eating and sleeping better

His Majesty the King’s condition has improved…

October 2, 2009

HM taken off one medication

His Majesty the King’s health is improving, and he could be taken off one medicine, the Royal Household Bureau said. “His body temperature is normal. He can take more food and he gets good sleep,” the Palace said. His Majesty’s lung inflammation has subsided and an antibiotic was removed from his medication. Doctors have continued to prescribe physical therapy.

October 3, 2009

King’s health good

October 6, 2009

HM stable

His Majesty the King’s condition was stable yesterday and his doctors have stopped administering any more antibiotics.

October 10, 2009

His Majesty’s condition remains stable

October 14, 2009

King in ‘good health’

Thailand‘s royal palace said that King Bhumibol Adulyadej is in good health but must stay in hospital, after rumours of his deteriorating health rattled the country’s stock market.

October 17, 2009

Princess says King ‘doing well’

Police investigate cause of SET dive. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn has confirmed His Majesty the King is recovering from his illness and his condition is not serious.

October 18, 2009

HM the King was eating and sleeping well and his fever decreased….

Later the same day

King’s lungs still inflamed

His Majesty the King’s doctors administered a new dosage of antibiotics after his lungs were found still to be inflamed….

October 20, 2009

His Majesty doing well

His Majesty the King’s general health is good, and his fever is gone….

October 21, 2009

King’s lung condition eases

His Majesty the King is recovering from his lung inflammation, the Royal Household Bureau said. “X-rays show the inflammation has eased….

October 23, 2009

Long Live the King

Emotions and “Long Live the King” overwhelm Siriraj Hospital as HM the King makes first public appearance in weeks.

Later the same day

His Majesty ‘stable’ as crowds extend their best wishes

His Majesty the King’s condition is stable, according to the Royal Household Bureau. “His physical strength has increased. His sleep and food intake is normal,”….

October 27, 2009

HM the King to leave hospital soon

His Majesty the King is to stay in hospital for a further period to receive physical therapy after a prolonged stay in bed but is expected to be discharged from Siriraj Hospital soon.

November 3, 2009

His Majesty celebrates Loy Krathong

Their Majesties the King and Queen last night floated their krathong in the river near Siriraj Hospital.

November 15, 2009

Public continues to leave messages for King’s speedy recovery

The Royal Household Bureau allowed the public to leave a message for His Majesty the King’s speedy recovery.

November 23, 2009

Well-wishers still visit hospital

Thais and foreigners still flock to Siriraj Hospital to sign get-well books for His Majesty the King.

November 30, 2009

King’s birthday speech postponed

The traditional birthday-eve address by His Majesty the King … has been postponed indefinitely, but he will make a public appearance at the palace on his birthday, the Royal Palace announced…. His Majesty … has been in Siriraj Hospital with symptoms of pneumonia…. The Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary also announced today the postponement of the annual parade of soldiers, scheduled for Dec 2, to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday. It did not specify why or announce any alternative dates.

Later the same day

Thai king to make rare appearance on birthday

Thailand‘s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej will appear in public on Saturday at Bangkok‘s Grand Palace on his 82nd birthday, but his traditional birthday eve address has been postponed indefinitely, palace officials said.

December 2, 2009

Thais pray for hospitalized king as birthday nears

December 5, 2009

King calls for unity, asks people to perform duties to best ability

On the same day

Uniting to wish King a Happy Birthday

Crowds to queue from Siriraj to the Grand Palace to catch a glimpse

Thais begin a day of joy

King leaves hospital to preside over ceremony

Thais will be filled with joy today as His Majesty the King appears in public to preside over the royal ceremony to mark his 82nd birthday.

December 6, 2009

Thai peace is my happiness, says HM

… As the nation stood still for almost one hour to witness and cherish another historic moment of the monarchy and the country, something powerful seemed to be actively at work beneath the stillness. The bonding that may have been taken for granted and the heavily tested sense of who we are, reasserted themselves to make a strong rallying cry for troubled Thailand to stop and think…. “My happiness will occur when our country prospers, is stable and peaceful,” he said in his first public appearance outside Siriraj Hospital in more than two months. The speech was brief, but it seemed to cover everything a father wants to say to his fighting children…. His convoy departed Siriraj Hospital around noon, more than an hour later than the initial schedule.

December 18, 2009

1,557,577 loyal Thais signs the get well books for H.M. the King

December 22, 2009

King is well

The Royal Household Bureau issued its 35th announcement saying HIS MAJESTY THE KING is now well. The bureau said His Majesty is recuperating as he undergoes physical therapy at Siriraj Hospital.

Three weeks later the king remains in hospital. Why is this? Just physical therapy. According to all of these reports, he has been having that since late September. But then again, as the above shows, it is difficult to allocate much authority to palace reports that have been saying he is better, well, and improved since 24 September 2009. What is happening?



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