First Lady Melania Trump is expected to be released soon from the hospital following her procedure to correct a benign kidney condition. Recent updates confirm that she is recovering excellently, while Americans await her return to the public scene.
Mrs. Trump underwent embolization for benign kidney disease at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday. According to her Twitter feed, the operation was a success:
“A sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit & to all who have send good wishes & prayers! I am feeling great & look forward to getting back home at the White House soon.”
President Trump has visited his wife at the hospital each day and joked that due to their 24-year age difference, the First Lady should instead be visiting him in the hospital. The White House explains that she may be released by the end of the week, which is the typical timeframe for the treatment.
What is Embolization?
As explained by the National Institutes of Health, the procedure is most often used to treat benign kidney diseases. Although no details have surfaced as to the specifics of Mrs. Trump’s condition, the most common for women is angiomyolipoma, which is an abnormal growth that impairs the blood flow or function of the kidney. However, it may also be performed for a variety of other illnesses, such as damage to vessels.
Renal embolization works by cutting the blood supply to the growth via inserting a catheter into the corresponding arteries, according to Cancer Treatment Centers of America. The surgery is proven safe and effective with few possible complications, as reported by the scientific journal Seminars in Interventional Radiology.
The White House states that upon the First Lady’s return home, she will resume her work “on behalf of children everywhere.” Her chosen cause has been for the defense and support of the country’s youth, garnering a large approval rating from Americans.
She advocates on matters ranging from cyberbullying to assisting babies exposed to opioids in utero. The White House family, especially daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump, have also encouraged STEM education and hosted summer reading events for youngsters, as noted by Liberty Nation.