Melania Trump was hospitalized Thursday afternoon with a "benign kidney condition," for which the White House said she received an "embolization procedure."
BREAKING: First Lady Melania Trump hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for "procedure to treat a benign kidney condition." pic.twitter.com/nSBnL7l9yb
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 14, 2018
If you, like me, respect the flag and hate science then you're probably like — what's an embolization procedure, and how long is Melania going to Be Rest(ing from her surgical procedure)?
Well, according to this website, an embolization procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a catheter to block blood flow to a specific area of the body in order to treat tumors and aneurysms, among other conditions. And according to the press release from the Office of the First Lady, she'll be resting post-surgery until the end of the week.
Translation: uh, she's fine?
First Lady Melania Trump resting comfortably after medical procedure and will soon be allowed to return to her day job: waiting for Donald to die
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) May 14, 2018
According to NBC News, Trump spoke with his wife before the surgery, talked to her doctor after the procedure, and even visited her today afterwards, which is honestly kind of surprising. I assumed he'd just send her a DM or make Barron fetch her an Edible Arrangement.
BREAKING: President Trump is now at Walter Reed Medical Center visiting with First Lady Melania Trump following a procedure.
— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) May 14, 2018
Obviously nobody in our office has medical experience or we'd be doing that instead of whatever this is, but resident male staffer and certified FBI Agent (Female Body Inspector) Harry Shukman suggested that a kidney condition is, in this case, code for a UTI.
Despot's wives… they're just like us!
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