Thai king recovering from mild lung inflammationApril 28, 2013 @ 7:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's 85-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej is recovering from mild lung inflammation that caused a fever.
The palace issued a statement saying the king had a high temperature and slight cough early Sunday. An X-ray showed mild inflammation in his lower lungs, and he was given medicine and fluid intravenously.
The statement said his doctors found his temperature, blood pressure and breathing rate to be normal by afternoon.
Bhumibol entered Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital in 2009 with a lung inflammation and has stayed since then except for infrequent short trips.
Thailand's monarchy once had near-universal respect among Thais, but the king's fading from public life and the palace's perceived role in the nation's political battles have tarnished the institution in recent years.
The monarch's health is closely followed by all Thais.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Microsoft calls its new Xbox 'truly intelligent TV'
Amazon has new plans for huge biospheres on its new campus
UW meteorologist says science of predicting tornadoes better but needs more muscle
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.