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18:54, 11 July 2018

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says

Soccer Players and Their Coach Are on the Mend, Thailand Says


Medical doctors said the 12 boys and their coach have been healing properly right after spending numerous days trapped inside a cave. They will be monitored in a quarantine space for a week to avoid against infection.Published OnCreditImage by Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, by means of Related Press

By Navaon Siradapuvadol and Mike Ives

MAE SAI, Thailand &mdash Twelve young soccer players and their coach were recovering nicely on Wednesday, a day following the final of them left the remote cave in Thailand where they had been trapped considering that late June, a Thai public wellness official said.

The official, Dr. Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, the leading public wellness medical doctor for Thailand&rsquos northern region, told reporters on Wednesday that even though some tests had been still pending, all of the boys and their 25-year-old coach have been recovering swiftly below quarantine in a hospital in the city of Chiang Rai.

&ldquoNone of them are stressed,&rdquo he added. &ldquoThey took care of each and every other effectively in the cave.&rdquo

Right after arriving, conscious, at Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital more than the final few days, the boys received tetanus and rabies vaccinations as nicely as vitamins and antibiotics, Dr. Thongchai said. But he said they were in distinct stages of recovery simply because they had arrived in three separate groups, starting on Sunday.

Medical specialists worry that aside from physical ailments, the boys could knowledge anxiousness, panic attacks, recurrent nightmares, phobias or other symptoms of post-traumatic pressure disorder in the short or lengthy term. But as of Wednesday, Dr. Thongchai stated, the boys were all sleeping normally and had not received any anti-anxiousness medication.

&ldquoTheir mental overall health situation is great, perhaps simply because they stayed together and helped every other,&rdquo he said, even as tests showed the average weight loss for the group was about four.4 pounds per boy. &ldquoTheir coach was extremely very good at managing this.&rdquo

Households of the first 4 boys to be rescued visited them on Tuesday, wearing protective clothes and maintaining a distance of about six feet at all times, he mentioned. The second group&rsquos families had been due to arrive on Wednesday.

Dr. Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, left, a public wellness official for Thailand&rsquos northern area, mentioned Wednesday that the boys &ldquotook care of every single other properly in the cave.&rdquoCreditTyrone Siu/Reuters

Dr. Thongchai said the first group of boys, aged 14 to 16, had begun consuming regular meals and have been now in &ldquovery excellent condition.&rdquo Two had contracted pneumonia in the cave but have been obtaining far better, he added, and a wound on one particular of the boys&rsquo ankles had healed.

The second group of four boys, aged 12 to 14, had been getting antibiotics right after blood tests showed higher counts of white blood cells, a sign of infection, overexertion or exposure to cold, he mentioned. But they had been eating mild food as of Wednesday morning and may possibly be capable to eat standard food by the evening, he said.

An illustration posted on Thai social media showing 13 boars, accompanied by other animals, swimming out of a cave. The rescued boys&rsquo soccer group is called the Wild Boars.CreditThrough Reuters

Published at Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:38:47 +0000

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