In a statement released on Saturday, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director said, "The first lady returned home to the White House this morning. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits."
The New York Times is reporting on the secrecy surrounding Melania Trump’s health status after undergoing a procedure for a benign kidney condition.
“Four days into her recovery for the procedure, which experts say typically has a one-day recuperation period, there has been no update on the first lady’s condition,” the Times noted Friday.
“The West Wing would not say whether she remained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington,” the Times added. “Neither would the East Wing. A spokesman with the Secret Service declined to confirm the first lady’s whereabouts. And the public affairs office at Walter Reed did not respond to a request for comment.”
A recent CNN piece also delved into Melania Trump’s recovery, noting, she “has been in the hospital for four days, with no word on exactly when she will be released.”
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Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, a urological surgeon, told CNN that it’s difficult to speculate about her hospital stay because “there are so many unknown factors about what was involved in the procedure. Was she under full sedation? … There are many factors that could keep someone [in the hospital] in a little longer.”
The first lady’s communications office had issued a statement on Monday, providing details on the procedure.
“This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the statement noted. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”
And a day later, President Trump gave an update on Twitter.
“Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!” the president wrote on Tuesday.