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.
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: