Politics Melania Trump says she's 'feeling great' after kidney procedure

00:00  17 may  2018
00:00  17 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

The Latest: Trump arrives at hospital to visit first lady

  The Latest: Trump arrives at hospital to visit first lady President Donald Trump has arrived at a military hospital near Washington to visit his wife, Melania, who underwent a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. 5:25 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump underwent an "embolization procedure " to treat a benign kidney condition, the White House said Monday. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere," the statement added.

The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Mrs. Trump , 48, had the embolization procedure Monday morning.

Melania Trump wearing a white shirt © Provided by The Hill

First lady Melania Trump said Wednesday she's "feeling great" and expects to return to the White House soon after undergoing kidney surgery earlier this week.

"A sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit @WRBethesda & to all who have send [sic] good wishes & prayers!" the first lady tweeted.

"I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home @WhiteHouse soon," she added.

The first lady is recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington after she underwent an embolization procedure on Monday for a "benign kidney condition."

Melania Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said the procedure was successful, and there were no complications. She is expected to remain in the hospital for the rest of the week.

President Trump visited the first lady in the hospital late Wednesday afternoon for the third day in a row.

He has said she's in good spirits, and praised the medical team at Walter Reed.

Why is Melania Trump still in the hospital? .
First lady Melania Trump has been in the hospital for four days since a procedure to treat a kidney condition, with no word on when she will be released.Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, would not give any details about why the first lady was there, but a White House statement said she underwent an embolization procedure on Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. President Trump tweeted Monday that she "is doing really well" and would be leaving the hospital in "2 or 3 days" after her procedure.

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