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Elektra 06-06-2013 02:41 PM

Prince Philip in hospital for "exploratory operation", 6-17 June 2013
 
Quote:

"The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations."
https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy/...10674511757312

He is supposed to remain in hospital from one to two weeks according to Robert Jobson:

https://twitter.com/theroyaleditor/s...10864492756993

Official statement:

http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsan...ohospital.aspx

Muhler 06-06-2013 02:43 PM

"Abdominal investigations"? That sounds omnious!

windsorgirl 06-06-2013 02:45 PM

Oh dear, that doesn't sound good at all. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to the Duke of Edinburgh. :flowers:

Moonmaiden23 06-06-2013 02:46 PM

Indeed it does, Muhler. And for such a long time as up to two weeks does not sound reassuring either.

corazon 06-06-2013 02:47 PM

Oh god, I hope he will be fine. It' a old man for a long surgery

polyesco 06-06-2013 02:47 PM

wow. may he get the rest needed

Muhler 06-06-2013 02:50 PM

Well, it might not be an actual surgery, but more like probes being well... it's not pleasant.
And scanning.

The first thing that springs to mind is possible cancer in the bladder or intestines.

An Ard Ri 06-06-2013 02:50 PM

Just saw this on the BBC

BBC News - Prince Philip admitted to hospital

irish_royalist 06-06-2013 02:54 PM

A general anaesthetic for abdominal surgery is very high-risk in someone of this age.
Let's hope his strength and resolve can pull him through!

Muhler 06-06-2013 03:06 PM

Okay! They are opening him up. That's makes it more serious.

cepe 06-06-2013 03:12 PM

This is not an emergency admission -according to BP spokesman.

In fact he was at the Garden Party this afternoon and that finishes at 1800.

Latest from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807818

WRitten report from SKy including the statement that the PRince is feeling very well!

http://news.sky.com/story/1100393/pr...-for-operation

irish_royalist 06-06-2013 03:20 PM

The planned nature of this surgery would lead some to speculate that it could be cancer of some part of the gastrointestinal tract, as that would be one of the more common reasons to have 'non-emergency' abdominal surgery in this age-group.
Let's hope that's not the case.

Hendrik-Jan77 06-06-2013 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1559254)
Well, it might not be an actual surgery, but more like probes being well... it's not pleasant.
And scanning.

The first thing that springs to mind is possible cancer in the bladder or intestines.

I fear for abdominal cancer.

BritishRoyalist 06-06-2013 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cepe (Post 1559272)
This is not an emergency admission -according to BP spokesman.

In fact he was at the Garden Party this afternoon and that finishes at 1800.

Latest from BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22807818

Of course they are going to say that. I am not saying that they are wrong but I could see BP holding back information or not releasing everything

Praying for Philip and the Royal Family! I Hope he pulls trough! Would be sad to see the Queen without Philip at her side,

By the way isn't this his Fifth or Sixth hospital visit in the last Two Years?

tommy100 06-06-2013 03:21 PM

Hope the Duke makes a speedy recovery. Its clear now that he is no longer "fighting fit" and I suspect after this twoweek stay we'll see much less of him. He needs to rest and slow down. Hopefully it will all go okay.

I wonder if there is any particular reason he's being treated at the london Clinic rather than King Edwards VII as he has done before.

katmen 06-06-2013 03:22 PM

I would say that main culprit is bladder.

SLV 06-06-2013 03:23 PM

Oh dear. I wish him well.

cepe 06-06-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BritishRoyalist (Post 1559283)
Of course they are going to say that. I am not saying that they are wrong but I could see BP holding back information or not releasing everything

Praying for Philip and the Royal Family! I Hope he pulls trough! Would be sad to see the Queen without Philip at her side,

Dont understand - who would say what? He was at the garden party, and there are pictures to prove it so what are you saying/implying?

Muhler 06-06-2013 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommy100 (Post 1559284)
Hope the Duke makes a speedy recovery. Its clear now that he is no longer "fighting fit" and I suspect after this twoweek stay we'll see much less of him. He needs to rest and slow down. Hopefully it will all go okay.

I wonder if there is any particular reason he's being treated at the london Clinic rather than King Edwards VII as he has done before.

Special equipment perhaps? Has the London Clinic a history for special skills in regards to treatment of cancer? Or other ailments in that region?
My dad died from bladder cancer. That took a year from the diagnosis until the end and it wasn't dignified, so I sincerely hope that is not the case.

tommy100 06-06-2013 03:25 PM

Sky news pointing out the Duke will miss his birthday, trooping the colour and garter day


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