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The Thai king was greeted by well-wishers as he toured the hospital.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has made his first public appearance since being admitted to hospital more than a month ago.

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has made his first public appearance since being admitted to hospital more than a month ago.

Thai TV showed the king in a wheelchair touring the hospital grounds.

King Bhumibol, 81, was admitted to hospital on 19 September with fever, fatigue and lack of appetite.

The Royal Household said on Thursday that the king was in a stable condition and it would no longer issue daily updates on his condition.

“His Majesty has regained more strength. He is able to partake of his meals and can sleep well,”  statement from the Royal Household said. The king was continuing with a course of antibiotics and nutrition programme.

Thailand prays for health of King Bhumibol

 

HRH Princess Chulabhorn: King to Be Discharged from Hospital Soon

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Valayalaksana talked about His Majesty the King’s condition and says that he will be discharged from the hospital soon.

princessChulabhornCurrently, the King is undergoing physical therapy.

While on a visit to Italy to receive an award for her contribution to medical science, Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Valayalaksana talked about His Majesty the King’s condition.

The princess has said that the King will be discharged from the hospital soon. Currently, the King is undergoing physical therapy for his legs.

The King’s legs are weak from being bedridden for a long period of time.

The princess also said that the King can now stand up by himself but that it would be a while before he could walk again.

She also added that the King is very strong and is diligently undergoing physical therapy and he should be fully recovered very soon.

Last week, the King came down from his hospital building and presided over a garland-laying ceremony in commemoration of King Chulalongkorn Day.

It was the King’s first public appearance since he was admitted to the hospital. The princess said that she was happy to see a large number of people waiting to have an audience with the King.

The princess said that the King is looked after by many at the hospital.

Her Majesty the Queen is taking care of the King while also giving him support. Princess Chulabhorn and her elder sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn have stayed overnight at the hospital to take care of the King and give him encouragement.

Princess Chulabhorn said that the King is bored from staying in the hospital for many weeks.

She has been trying to lift the King’s spirits by telling him funny stories and showing comedy films.

The princess believes that the King will be discharged from the hospital very soon.

TAN Network / UPDATE : 27 October 2009

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