His Majesty the King's condition is improving, but the royal physician would have to continue giving him medication intravenously, the Royal Household Bureau said yesterday.
WELL-WISHERS: A mother and daughter pay respect to the Prince Mahidol statue at Siriraj Hospital yesterday to wish His Majesty the King a speedy recovery.
The doctor was satisfied with the overall condition of His Majesty. His blood pressure, heartbeat, and breathing patterns were normal, according to the bureau's statement issued yesterday.
The King could move his right hand normally and he could sleep well, the statement said.
The King was diagnosed with subdural bleeding and experienced intermittent twitching of his right hand on Thursday night. This prompted His Majesty to postpone the trip to Ratchaburi province originally scheduled for today.
Several hundred people converged at Siriraj Hospital yesterday to wish His Majesty a speedy recovery.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presented pink roses and signed a card wishing His Majesty well at the hospital's Chalermprakiet Building.
The Royal Household Bureau did not provide books for the public to sign and wish the King well, but many people still flocked to the hospital yesterday to pray for His Majesty's health.
Pornpan Tosanguan, a resident of Bangkok's Charan Sanitwong, said she burst into tears when learning about the King's condition on Friday.
She said that she goes to Siriraj Hospital every day to pay respect to the statues of Prince Mahidol and HRH Princess Srinagarindra and wishes good health for the King.
She also wished for unity in the country, which should give encouragement to His Majesty during his recovery.
Another visitor, Tanthep Leunsunthorn, said he came to the hospital to wish the King a fast recovery, while donating his blood to make merit for His Majesty.
In Ratchaburi province, many people visited the Khao Cha-ngum soil-rehabilitation project in Photharam district to observe preparations for His Majesty's visit originally scheduled for today.
Boonchuai Chuyradom, the director of the royal project, said he organised a tram to bring people to the King's reception facility and to other significant spots, including a pradoo tree and an area with vetiver grass, which was planted by His Majesty in 1992.
One visitor, Boonnum Meechaleu, said he was impressed by His Majesty's reception area.
He wished the King a quick recovery so that His Majesty is able to visit the facility.