Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kim Daejung moved back to ICU

This is a couple days old, but a the morning after being moved to a regular room at Yonsei Severance Hospital (they still have my appendix!), former President Kim Daejung was moved back to the intensive care unit and put on a respirator

According to hospital spokesman Lee Sung-man:
Kim Dae-jung was moved to a normal hospital room around seven in the evening on Wednesday at his request. However, he was moved back to the intensive care unit and under a respirator early this morning because of a pulmonary embolism, which can occur in elderly patients. Kim's vitals have been returning to normal since three in the afternoon today, but the respirator has not been removed.
A pulmonary embolism sounds quite serious, but it may be a manageable condition, since they are aware of it. Here's hoping and praying he's out of the woods soon.

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