President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania Trump, is "doing really well" after a kidney procedure on Monday. "The procedure was successful and there were no complications", Grisham said. "The first lady looks forward to a full recovery".
The president and first lady spoke by telephone on Monday, before the procedure at Walter Reed, and again on Tuesday, the White House said.
US First Lady Melania Trump is in hospital after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. Doctors do that with an embolisation - snaking a catheter into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it.
Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said.
The first lady "will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days", Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning. Some patients do not react well to the embolization itself and doctors may be keeping the first lady there as a precaution, he said.
"I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well", Trump said during the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. "So thank you and she sends her love", the president told the crowd. They have a 12-year-old son named Barron.
With the president watching, Mrs. Trump last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. Unlike Monday's inclement weather motorcade return, on Tuesday he left Walter Reed at 5:41 p.m. on Marine One to return to the White House. Mrs. Trump is 48.