World Kids rescued in Thailand lost weight, drank dripping water in cave, hospital says

19:10  11 july  2018
19:10  11 july  2018 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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  Thailand's cave boys to be discharged from hospital next week Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said on Saturday. © REUTERS TV A screen grab shows boys rescued from the Thai cave wearing mask and resting in a hospital in Chiang Rai The last group of the 12-member "Wild Boars" soccer team and their coach was brought out of the Tham Luang cave, near the border with Myanmar, on Tuesday night, safely ending a dangerous rescue and evoking international relief and joy.

The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge, a health official said Wednesday.

The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal but had water while they were trapped and are in good health, a health official said Wednesday. Boys in isolation in hospital to prevent infections by outsiders.

A group of Thai Navy divers in the Tham Luang cave during rescue operations in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on June 30.© Thai Navy SEAL via Getty Images A group of Thai Navy divers in the Tham Luang cave during rescue operations in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on June 30. The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge, a health official said Wednesday.

The 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days ‘‘took care of themselves well in the cave,’’ Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, said at a news conference at the hospital in Chiang Rai city where the group is recovering.

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Thailand cave rescue . Image copyright Thai government public relations department. Image caption The boys will remain in hospital for a week. They survived the nine days before they were found by drinking water dripping from the cave walls, officials said .

Thailand cave rescue . Image copyright Thai government public relations department. Image caption The boys will remain in hospital for a week. They survived the nine days before they were found by drinking water dripping from the cave walls, officials said .

The four boys rescued Sunday can eat normal food and walk around, and the four pulled out Monday were eating soft food. Thongchai said one member of the final group of four boys and the coach who arrived at the hospital Tuesday evening had a slight lung infection.

Two of the first group had a lung infection as well, and Thongchai said they would need medicine for seven days.

The average weight loss was 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) for those with known information, Thongchai said. They were able to obtain water dripping inside the cave.

‘‘To not receive food, we can still survive for many months but what’s necessary is water, which the cave has, and around this time there’s a lot in the cave, and they chose clean water to drink,’’ he said.

The group had entered the sprawling Tham Luang cave to go exploring after soccer practice on June 23, but monsoon rains soon filled the tight passageways, blocking their escape. They were found by a pair of British divers 10 days later, huddled on a small, dry shelf just above the water, smiling with relief but visibly skinny.

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Hospital : Kids lost weight , drank dripping water in cave . The rescue operation has resumed to try to free the final five people trapped in a cave in Thailand , a Navy official said https BREAKING: Thai official says ongoing cave rescue of 12 boys and soccer coach could take 2-4 days.

Hospital : Kids lost weight , drank dripping water in cave . Kids lost weight but 'took care of themselves' in Thai cave . Jesada said the first eight to be rescued were in “high spirits." All the boys have been quarantined while they are checked for infections, and family members visiting the kids are

The complex, high-risk mission for international and Thai divers to guide the boys and coach through the cave’s flooded and tight passageways had riveted people worldwide. Highlighting the dangers, a former Thai navy SEAL volunteering to work on the rescue efforts died Friday while replenishing oxygen canisters that were placed along the escape route.

Each of the boys, ages 11 to 16 and with no diving experience, was guided out by a pair of divers though rocky, muddy and water passages that in places were just a crawl space.

The method was extremely risky, but dwindling oxygen levels in the cave and fears of more monsoon rains to come made a decision urgent. Relatively mild weather and a massive effort to pump out water created a window of opportunity. And the confidence of the diving team, and expertise specific to the cave, grew after its first successful mission Sunday.

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Hospital : Kids lost weight , drank dripping water in cave . ___ July 1: Rescue divers advance into the main passageway inside the flooded cave and set up a staging area inside.

The group was trapped in the cave by rising water and rescued in a dramatic operation that captivated the world. They survived underground for 17 days by drinking water dripping down the cave walls, officials have said .

The boys were in isolation in the hospital to prevent infections by outsiders. But family members have seen at least some of the boys from behind a glass barrier, and after a period of time with no problems, the family members would be allowed closer while dressed in sterilized clothing.

Health officials have also previously said the boys would get a mental health evaluation, to address any problems caused by their ordeal. Outside experts have said the group identity of the soccer teammates and their youth would aid their ability to recover.

On Wednesday, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha thanked people involved in the rescue.

In a nationally televised address, Prayuth said that the government’s efforts, the assistance of people in Thailand and abroad, and the outpouring of moral support made the mission a success. He also acknowledged the loss of a former navy SEAL, Saman Kunan, who died last week while replenishing air tanks inside the cave.

‘‘His honor, sacrifice and legacy will forever be in our hearts,’’ Prayuth said.

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