First Lady Melania Trump is convalescing under extra security measures as she recovers this week. The FLOTUS was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center for a kidney condition that required intervention.
The Secret service tasked with protecting the First Lady will not allow her to have any flowers in her room as she recovers from the surgery. They consider flower delivers to be a security risk, according to Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady’s spokeswoman.
President Trump thanked the medical staff at Walter Reed after the procedure during a speech honoring fallen police outside Washington D.C. According to the President, the First Lady is firmly on the mend now, thanks to their care.
“Melania is in the hospital doing really well. She’s watching us right now,” the president said. “And I want to thank the incredible doctors. Walter Reed Medical Center. They did a fantastic job. So thank you. She sends her love.”
The President wasn’t at the medical center during the procedure in order to avoid a media frenzy, but he did visit her later that day. “Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits,” he posted on social media.
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It’s reported that Melania, 48, was admitted for an “embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney issue” according to her office on Monday. According to the President, she is not only “doing really well” but is expected home in two or three days. “Thank you for so much love and support!” he added to her well-wishers.
When asked for further details on the condition of the First Lady and why she has a longer than routine stay in the hospital, Grisham said, “I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out. The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy.”
H/T: New York Post