The Supreme Patriarch was found to have lower blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat since Sunday afternoon, according to Chulalongkorn Hospital.
In the fourth announcement released by the hospital on Sunday, it said His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara’s blood test results showed he had a high white blood cell count and a decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.
More irregularities were found in the liver and increased acidity was detected in the blood. His Holiness' s medical conditon has been monitored closely for 24 hours, the statement said.
Last Monday, the revered monk was diagnosed with a bacterial infection after suffering low blood pressure, and doctors operated to remove infected portions of his intestines.
According to the hospital’s third announcement on Thursday, his overall condition continued to improve, with no postoperative complications. His blood pressure and hearbeat were within the normal range, while he was not suffering from any fever.
The Supreme Patriarch has been in hospital since Feb 20, 2002. He turned 100 on Oct 3.
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