by Daveda Gruber:
The White House announced that first lady Melania Trump is in hospital and on Monday underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.
Mrs. Trump was treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She will likely be in the hospital for the rest of the week.
The First Lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement on Monday, “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. 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.”
A White House official said that President Trump is expected to visit the first lady at Walter Reed. The official also said that the president spoke with his wife before the procedure. he spoke with her doctor afterwards.
The White House made this announcement less than an hour after former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s family said the lawmaker underwent cancer surgery. This too happened on Monday but earlier. Doctors removed a tumor from his pancreas and the prognosis for his recovery is “good,” according to his family.
The first lady, who’s 48 years old, last week unveiled the “Be Best” campaign. The campaign addresses the well-being of children, social media and opioid abuse.
The first lady said during a speech in the Rose Garden last week, “We can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life.”
If you remember, last month the first lady took the helm in planning the first state dinner of the Trump administration. The dinner welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.- French relations.
I hope Melania recovers well. I send my prayers her way.
I don’t want to seem uncaring but I don’t really give a darn what happens to Reid.