Thai cave survivors likely to face mental, physical challenges

ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains cave disease and the other physical, mental and emotional health challenges the boys and their coach may face.
1:32 | 07/09/18

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on tomichael. As we know after twoeeks in the cave rescued boys are face a number of physical, mental and emotional health issu going tring in ouref medical cspondent dr.nifer ashtormore. We saw Adrienne men some of the challenges ts will face. At are some of the things she didn't mention? Li,ncehey get out of the cave they are going to be rapid evaluated at the scene and er airlifted orrought by ambulance to that local hosphere Adrienne is. E'ng to be assessment of T respiratory condition, of their blood pressu their hydration, their nutriti statnd then a fulldo E physical exam lookior signs and syms ofnfection and that could B skin ctns, gastrointestinal infect, respiratory actions. They were in that cave for a long timeosed T human waste and obvious unsanitary itions. E can be skin breakdown,fections can be treated and what it looks like at the hospthey are medically Ady and Ver organized to deal W these pati. Those are all the physical th wt about your mental hh? You've been in a cave for two weeks. That cane understated. There will be orrm acute long-term effects. That will be continuing after the cameras go away and that's just as important as at going physically. And this is a remarkable story. It is far from er,though, doc. 'Ll have much more just ahead on this story and also a special "20/20" tomorrowhtith all the incredible dehe Ory of these boys in their rescue and 9:00 P.M. Eastern right here onc. Robin. The globalnternational response has been so heartwarming.

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