HM King's Intestinal Infection Cured, Palace Announces

Thais celebrate HM King's 87th birthday in Bangkok on 5 Dec 2014.

BANGKOK — The King of Thailand has been cured of an intestinal infection, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement Monday evening.

"His Majesty's overall condition is improving," the  statement says. "His Majesty is eating more, he is sleeping well, and his physical strength is gradually improving."

According to the palace, King Bhumibol – who is being treated for several illnesses at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital – no longer has a fever, stomach pain, or trouble breathing.

Doctors have also stopped administering antibiotics to the 87-year-old monarch because his intestinal infection, a condition known as Diverticulitis, has been healed, the statement says.


His Majesty was rushed to Sririaj Hospital two months ago with a high fever and rapid heartbeat. The king later underwent a surgery to remove his gallbladder, which was said to be infected. 

On 13 November, the palace said His Majesty was also suffering from an intestinal infection, but that his overall health was improving. 

The king's frail health is a cause of anxiety for many Thais. The monarch is widely credited with bringing stability to the Kingdom during his more than 60 years on the throne.


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