Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Trump visits first lady in hospital for second straight day

Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center MELANIA UPDATE: President Trump Says First Lady 'Doing Really Well'
Lisa Bryan | 16 May, 2018, 14:05

Stephanie Grisham, communication director for Melania Trump, said the "procedure was successful and there were no complications". He wrote about this in his Twitter, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.

US President Donald Trump stands alongside First Lady Melania Trump (R) during an event in honor of Military Mothers and Spouses in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, May 9, 2018. Walter Reed medical center, they did a fantastic job, so thank you.

United States First Lady Melania Trump will be discharged from the hospital in two to three days post a successful kidney operation on Monday (local time).

"I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well", Trump said during the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

Reporting on Monday, the White House said that the First Lady had been sent to the hospital to be treated for a benign kidney condition, according to CBS News on Monday.


Mrs. Trump, 48, had the embolization procedure Monday morning.

Vice President Mike Pence, however, described the procedure as "long-planned" as he opened a speech in Washington on Monday night.

They are not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Doctors do that with an embolization, meaning a catheter is snaked into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.

Mrs. Trump's spokeswoman had said the first lady was likely to remain hospitalized for "the duration of the week".

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