Hospital reports official update on T.O.P’s condition

Helen Pak , June 7, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

The doctors from Ewha Womans University Hospital in Mokdong gave an official update on T.O.P’s condition at a press conference on June 7.

There had been multiple conflicting reports about T.O.P’s state, hospital officials came together to clear up any misinformation. As the military police previously state on T.O.P’s state of unconsciousness, his mother has confirmed that he was, in fact, unconscious when brought into the hospital.

Ewha Womans University Hospital’s head of public relations Kim Han Soo stated, “He came in on June 6 at 12:34PM KST. He was carried in by 3 people. One person held his upper body, while two others held the lower half of his body.” It was added, “Our emergency staff examined him and found the patient was in a state of deep sleep and semi consciousness. His pupils were contracted, and he had decreased corneal reflection, which only showed a reaction to strong stimulus. He was suffering from respiratory failure due to low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide. As he was in critical condition, which we gave him necessary emergency medical care for, he was brought into intensive care at 4:50 PM KST.”

Professor of Neurology Kim Yong Jae stated T.O.P would open his eyes when he was given a strong enough stimulus, but he was unable to concentrate. Though there may be breathing issues or brain damage, the professor stated this wasn’t the case of T.O.P. Lee Deok Hee of the emergency department also stated, “We’re unable to determine the specific amount of medication the patient took,” adding that an approximation of the recovery time is difficult to predict although patients of T.O.P’s age usually recovered in a week. 

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