Mrs Lee Kuan Yew continues to be in critical condition following her previous stroke on 12th May 2008. She was reportedly making headway in recovery on 1st June 2008 when she suffered another stroke while in hospital yesterday. It was a massive haemorrhage. Let’s all pray for her recovery.

MRS Lee Kuan Yew suffered another stroke while in hospital yesterday.

A brief statement from Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s office last night said it was a massive haemorrhage.

‘She is currently critically ill, with guarded prognosis for recovery,’ the statement said.

Mrs Lee, 87, suffered a stroke on May 12 and was taken to the National Neuroscience Institute for an urgent brain scan, which revealed bleeding in the right side of the brain.

She was subsequently admitted to the Neurointensive Care Unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The haemorrhage stabilised after two days of close monitoring and treatment, and she was transferred to the general ward on May 14.

But she remained in serious condition, and underwent surgery three days later.

On June 1, the Minister Mentor’s Office said in a statement that she was making slow but steady progress since her surgery.

Mrs Lee suffered a stroke in 2003 when she and Mr Lee were in London on a European tour. The bleeding was also in the right side of the brain.

She recovered soon after and was well enough to continue accompanying Mr Lee on official trips.

chinlian@sph.com.sg

Source: Straits Times Interactive, http://www.straitstimes.com/Prime%2BNews/Story/STIStory_251270.html

Article extracted on 25th June 2008



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