Neither Vakoung nor Kayeng have ever been away from home for so long. As part of preparing the rice fields, tending and harvesting it, Vakoung may be gone for 3 to 4 days at most. His rice field is located in the next district about 20 kilometers away from his home.
Bumrungrad doctors recommended strongly that Kayeng return home on the ground (i.e., bus, train, car). Flying (with the significant pressure changes) ran the risk of eye or brain damage. So, it was an 8-hour drive from Bangkok to Vientiane, a short stay in Vientiane and another 8-hour drive to Kayeng’s home.
As you can imagine, the family was ecstatic to see Kayeng’s and Vakoung’s return home.
Below are some pictures of his journey home.
For right now Kayeng is back in the loving arms of his family. In mid-April he will return to Bangkok for a check-up and depending on how the healing process goes, another surgery.
Thank you all for your love, prayers and support for Kayeng.