Bangkok Hospital doctors to assist in Paras' treatment
KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Doctors of Samitivej Hospital in Bangkok, where former Crown Prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah is undergoing treatment following a massive heart attack, have requested a team of doctors from Bangkok Hospital to assist in the treatment, a statement issued by Samitivej Hospital on Monday states.
Although the reason for inviting doctors of another hospital was not mentioned in the statement, it said “doctors from both the hospitals agree with the present line of treatment”.
The statement also says Shah´s condition remained “very critical but stable” on Monday. This is unlike Sunday´s statement which referred to Shah´s condition as “critical but stable”.
“However, no bleeding has been seen from the stomach over the last two days. And blood pressure is being maintained without the need of medicines.”
A reliable source also told Republica that doctors on Monday removed a balloon that was put in Shah´s heart after he was brought to the hospital on Tuesday. “No complication was reported after the device was pulled out,” he said.
The doctors have also started reducing dosage of various medicines that are being administered to him. “Even after this, his medical condition remained stable and urine is passing out of the body in a normal manner,” the source said.
Doctors on Monday also raised the body temperature of Shah by a notch to around 35 degrees centigrade. “We are expecting the doctors to restore normal body temperature of 37 degrees centigrade by Wednesday,” the source informed. “Once the normal body temperature is reinstated, further treatment and medications will begin.”
As the news about the former crown prince´s medical condition started spreading throughout Thailand, hundreds of people have started thronging the hospital located in Sukumvit Soi 49.
“Until Friday only one or two Nepalis living in Bangkok were coming to the hospital,” the source said. “But now people from outside Bangkok have also started visiting the hospital to wish him a speedy recovery.” However, the hospital has allowed only a handful of his family members to visit him.
Shah suffered a major cardiac arrest on Tuesday night--the second since September 2007--at the apartment of Bangkok-based Nepali businessman Sunil Khadka at Rama 9 in Bangkok, where he had been staying for the last two months.
Shah was planning to prepare food at that time while Khadka and his wife had gone out for grocery shopping, according to Khadka.
“Doctors said his (Shah´s) heart had stopped beating for around 50 minutes when he was brought to the hospital Tuesday at around 8 pm,” according to another source. Since then the doctors have performed CT scans twice, endoscopy once and EEG, or electroencephalography, once.