Great news: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is finally out of the Intensive Care Unit. I'm sure the news has been reported rather widely. I'm glad that he's out of ICU.
Sufi Yusoff -- press secretary to Dr M -- sent the hospital's statement today to many famous Malaysian bloggers, including Sophie in Singapore. Sophie has never received a press statement! Thank you, Sufi! :-)
Sophie will roll over if you can send any exclusive pix of a rejuvenated Dr M for Sophie's World. :-)
Institut Jantung Negara, 13 September.... YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad was transferred to the Bunga Raya ward of Institut Jantung Negara from the Intensive Care Unit at 11am today.
Nine days into his post-bypass surgery, doctors are happy that he has made good progress whilst in the ICU.
Tun Dr Mahathir is walking unaided and consuming normal diet. In addition, he was also doing more vigorous chest and mobility exercises.
Visitation however, continues to be limited to immediate family members only to reduce the risk of post-operative infection.
Latest (15 September 2007):
Institut Jantung Negara, 15 September....YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of Institut Jantung Negara at 7pm yesterday.
This is to allow for doctors to conduct investigations and close observation of his overall condition post bypass surgery.
He was stable overnight and continuing with light exercises. However, he is expected to remain in ICU for continued monitoring.