The boys had a good appetite but were mainly being given bland, easily digestible foods. However, doctors later relented after some of the boys asked for bread with chocolate topping.
The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave complex are in good health overall and some asked for chocolate bread for breakfast, officials said on Tuesday as rescuers prepared to free the remaining five in a race against time and bad weather.
“At this moment (there are) no worrisome conditions, everyone is safe,” Thailand’s Health Secretary, JesadaChokedamrongsuk, told reporters.
Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around their beds.
“The kids are footballers, are strong and have high immunity,” Jesada said when asked why they survived so long.