First Lady Melania Should Make A Full Recovery After Her Kidney Surgery
Melania Trump has captured the hearts of American’s on both sides of the party lines. As comedians like Jimmy Kimmel found out, the First Lady is not ‘fair game’ for jokes. Her grace and gentle nature have most American’s willing to defend her despite their political beliefs.
According to CBS, First lady Melania Trump underwent an “embolization procedure” to treat a benign kidney condition, the White House said Monday.
The first lady’s office said in a statement that the procedure was “successful and there were no complications.”
“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,” the statement added.
President Trump, on his way to be with his wife, thanked everyone for their well wishes and assured the public that the First lady was recovering and in ‘good spirits’:
Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
A White House official told Fox News that the president spoke with his wife before the procedure, and spoke with her doctor afterwards. Trump declined to speak with reporters when he arrived at the hospital.
The White House made the announcement less than an hour after former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s family said the lawmaker underwent cancer surgery earlier Monday. Doctors removed a tumor from his pancreas and the prognosis for his recovery is “good,” according to his family.
No one knew that, while Melania wished the Mothers around the world a happy Mother’s day she was preparing for her surgery. Thankfully as is well and we know a little more about what may have been the cause for concern.
As Reported By The Chicago Tribune:
She was last seen in public on Wednesday at a White House event where she and the president honored military mothers and spouses for Mother’s Day.
Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump’s condition said the most likely explanation for the procedure is a kind of non-cancerous kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma.
They’re 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.
“The treatment of choice” is to cut off the blood supply so the growth shrinks, added Dr. Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. 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.