Fans of Melania Trump were shocked to discover the first lady was hospitalized after having an operation on one of her kidneys on Monday.
Amidst a big news day filled with stories of the U.S. Embassy moving to Jerusalem and another damning revelation against Mueller’s investigation came the shocking news that a seemingly healthy Mrs. Trump underwent an operation for a “benign” kidney condition.
The first lady had an “embolization procedure” and will be monitored for the rest of week at Walter Reed National Military Medical center, according to Fox News. The operation is performed to cut off blood supply to masses that form on the kidneys. The growths may be tumors, aneurysm or most typically cysts, Fox News reported.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America website states:
“In this procedure, an interventional radiologist uses imaging guidance to insert a catheter into a primary artery and advance it to blood vessel leading to a tumor or other area where the bloody supply needs to be blocked.”
Kidney embolization procedures are fairly routine and can cause minor complications, such as a fever or pain at the injection site, according to Fox News.
Mrs. Trump’s procedure was reportedly done on a benign mass, meaning it was contained and non-cancerous, and is expected to make a full recovery. *Update: President Trump tweeted on her progress on Tuesday, stating she was “doing really well” and is expected to leave the hospital in 2-3 days.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2018
Her fans and supporters heaped on the well-wishes and prayers:
Prayers for First Lady Melania Trump, Melania we all pray for you, Quick Recovery! pic.twitter.com/FWV8GXwiK0
— Israel & USA forever (@IsraelUSAforevr) May 15, 2018
Sara and I send @FLOTUS Melania Trump our warmest wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 14, 2018
#MelaniaTrump hospitalized after undergoing procedure for ‘benign kidney condition’
— Christie 🐾 (@ChristieC733) May 15, 2018
I ask God’s Blessing for Melania & the Trump family.
What a weight on this family.
This Man as the President, a husband & a father has taken on a world of animus for trying to help us; the disrespected & forgotten deplorables.
— Daniel F. Baranowski (@DFBHarvard) May 15, 2018
Lord send supernatural healing to our @Flotus as she recovers in the hospital this week! Let no weapon formed against her prosper. LORD give Pres. @realDonaldTrump & our first son Barron peace that surpasses all understanding in her absence in Jesus name Amen! #MidnightPrayers pic.twitter.com/k1U57kK19m
— Brunell Donald-Kyei (@brunelldonald) May 15, 2018