Monday, November 14, 2011

Hospital stay needed in Bangkok

I will post info about the rest of our holiday in Thailand later, but for now I will start at the end. On our last day in Thailand yesterday we went shopping again at the MBK shopping centre to buy Christmas pressies for our kids. As the afternoon wore on Caz got increasingly worse pain in her abdomen. She thought it was just indigestion, but by the time we got back to our hotel (Ariyasomvilla Hotel) she was crippled over in pain.

The staff at the hotel were excellent and responded quickly. David, the Hotel MD took us in his car to the Bumrangrad Hospital which was just round the corner. The hospital is large, very modern and seems well run. Incidentally, Bumrangrad will be operating the new Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi when it is built.

They did tests and scans and concluded that Caz had multiple gall stones and an inflamed, blocked gall bladder. Within a couple of hours she was in surgery having her gall bladder removed. She will be in the hospital for a couple of days and then she will need a couple more days before we can fly home.

We had only been saying yesterday morning that we felt like we didn't want to go home yet and would like to stay longer, but this was not what we had in mind!

She must be feeling a bit better today as she is already telling the nurses what to do with her drip and insisting that she is going downstairs for a fag! That's the Caz I know :-)


  1. Oh lordy! Feel better Caz!

  2. Wow.... hope she recovers soon !

  3. I wish Caz a speedy recovery, nothing worse than taking ill on holiday. Thai hospitals seem to enjoy a good reputation though, much better than here.