Updated: King’s health declines further

10 10 2016

The latest announcement from the Royal Household Bureau suggests that the end is near.

The Bangkok Post essentially reproduces the report from royal doctors that suggests a downward spiral.

It says that doctors performed a haemodialysis on “to purify his blood and changed a tube that drains excess cerebrospinal fluid in [his] lateral ventricles from 2pm to 4.40pm.”

During this process, “his blood pressure occasionally dropped. Medicine was administered and doctors put him on a ventilator to bring his blood pressure back to normal levels.”

By early Sunday morning, the “king’s pulse was faster and the blood pressure issue subsided. An inspection found higher levels of acid in the blood.” As well, an “echocardiogram found a sharp drop in blood injected into the lower left chamber of his heart as a result of high blood pressure in the lungs.” This seems to refer to what may be considered heart failure. The report states that “medicines were administered to enlarged blood vessels in the lungs. The pulse and blood pressure improved after that.”

The report states that the “medical team are watching his symptoms and giving treatments carefully because the overall symptoms of his sickness are still not stable…”.

This report seems the most negative issued from the royal doctors.

Update: The Bangkok Post points to sharp declines at the stock market as related to the king’s declining health. It states the “plunge came after the Royal Household Bureau said late on Sunday that His Majesty the King’s health was in an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment.”