As the Thai people are still mourning the death of their beloved king, who passed away last month, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has now also been admitted to hospital after she developed a high fever on Wednesday.
The 84-year-old queen was later diagnosed with an inflammation in the lungs and is currently being treated with antibiotics.
According to the Royal Household Bureau (as translated by the Bangkok Post), Queen Sirikit
developed a high fever, but she remained conscious. A blood test showed an increase in the number of white blood cells which indicated an inflammation.
The royal doctors advised the 84-year-old Queen to undergo further examination at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital where a chest X-ray found a lung inflammation. The medical team administered antibiotics to treat it.
On Thursday, the Queen’s fever dropped and she was able to breathe and eat well. The physicians will continue to provide antibiotics to ease the inflammation in the lungs and will administer restorative medication later.