Report: Secrecy surrounds Melania Trump’s recovery following procedure

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.”

RELATED: Inside Melania Trump’s daily routine

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Inside Melania Trump’s daily routine

Trump rises not long after 5:30 a.m., when her husband wakes up. The couple sleeps in separate bedrooms.

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Trump then gets their 12-year-old son, Barron, ready for school, which often entails ensuring he has his homework in his backpack.

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Trump considers raising her son her "first job." Along with getting Barron up and ready for school every day, she has also made his breakfast and lunch.

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When they lived in New York, Trump would drop Barron off and pick him up from school. She also would help him with homework and attend his school events.

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Trump works out daily in her home, usually in the morning. She has said she does pilates, walks around wearing ankle weights, and plays tennis.

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Trump follows a healthy diet. She reportedly eats seven fruits per day, and often starts with a smoothie or oatmeal for breakfast.

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Even though she is a healthy eater, Trump will indulge sometimes with chocolate, ice cream, or Diet Coke. Her favorite meal is reportedly the chicken parmigiana at Jean George in NYC.

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She takes many vitamins to benefit her hair and skin, as well as moisturizes her skin and washes her face every day.

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Her healthy lifestyle extends to sleeping as well, as she prioritizes getting a good night's sleep.

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During the day, she sometimes hosts White House meetings or attends them with her husband, including ones with administration officials on the opioid crisis and her "Be Best" initiative.

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Trump spends much of her time working with and advocating for children, and has frequently visited schools and children's hospitals as first lady.

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Trump tends to hold meetings with small groups of people in her office in the East Wing.

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Trump usually stays out of the West Wing, and often doesn't check in with President Donald Trump while he's working — unless the two have an official event together.

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When not in the public, Trump spends a lot of time with her parents and son. Her parents have joined her in Washington, D.C.

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As part of her official duties as first lady, she helps put together important events at the White House, such as the Easter Egg Roll and the official state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Trump also led the team of White House staff and volunteers in decorating the "People's House" for Christmas. She maintains a close relationship with the residence staff of chefs, florists, and butlers.

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She oversees the residence and the state floor. As a perfectionist, she pays attention to every detail and has enjoyed putting her mark on the White House.

Source: The Washington Post

Trump also redesigned the first family's living quarters, donning it with neutral colors. She has sought to keep the residence private.

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Before the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's evenings were spent out on the town at premieres, exclusive parties, and dinners in New York. These days, her social calendar is largely filled with official White House events.

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To relax, Trump has been known to indulge in a bubble bath, and often spends her weekends at the family's private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Sometimes, she travels there separately from her husband.

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With the official unveiling of her initiatives, Trump is finally stepping into the spotlight as first lady.

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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.

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