King's fever dies down

King's fever dies down

His Majesty the King’s fever has dropped, but his breathing is sometimes faster than usual, though pulse and blood pressure remain normal, the Royal Household Bureau said Sunday.

According to the 19th statement released Sunday, His Majesty had had a fever for up to two weeks, with more saliva and phlegm, although his blood pressure was normal. The King sometimes had rapid breathing and lower blood oxygen levels than normal.

A chest X-ray showed inflammation in the lower part of the lungs. Inflammation was also found in his right knee. The result of blood checks showed he had an infection in his blood. 

The team of royal physicians gave antibiotics to His Majesty intravenously, along with medicine to dissolve phlegm and oxygen.

Later, another chest X-ray showed no signs of inflammation while the inflammation in his right knee began to subside. However, minor inflammation of the left lung was detected on Jan 5 and the doctors administered a higher dose of antibiotics as well as oxygen. 

Currently, the King’s fever has declined but his breathing is occasionally faster than normal, while the pulse and blood pressure are normal, the bureau said.

His Majesty has been receiving treatment at Siriraj since returning to the hospital from Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, on May 31 last year. 

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