Oct. 4, 2020 – President Donald Trump might be discharged from the Walter Reed Navy Medical Heart as quickly as Monday, his physician stated.
“Our plan for at present is to have him eat and to drink to be up and off the bed as a lot as doable,” Brian Garbaldi, MD, advised reporters. “[I]f he continues to feel and look in addition to he does at present our hope is to plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White Home to proceed his remedy course.”
Cmdr. Sean Conley, DO, added that Trump, who has been within the hospital since Friday night, “is admittedly doing properly.”
However Conley additionally stated Trump, who was first identified with coronavirus late Thursday, twice had low blood oxygen ranges, as soon as Friday and once more Saturday. Solely the Friday occasion, nonetheless, required supplemental oxygen.
Nonetheless, along with continued injections of anti-malarial drug remdesivir, Conley stated docs have additionally began giving the president the steroid dexamethasone, which research have shown may help reduce risk of death in hospitalized COVID patients.
Conley stated Trump doesn’t have a fever and is up and strolling across the presidential suite at Walter Reed.
However Friday, he stated, Trump had a “excessive” fever and oxygen ranges under 94%. Though Trump insisted he didn’t want it, Conley stated they gave him supplemental oxygten “for an hour, perhaps, after which it was off and gone.”
Requested about Trump’s lung X-rays or scans, Conley stated, “we’re monitoring all of that. There are some findings however nothing of a serious concern.”
He refused to answer questions on what these findings had been.
The president, who’s at greater danger for extreme sickness due to his age and obesity, additionally acquired a dose of an experimental antibody remedy on Friday “as a precautionary measure,” Conley stated Friday.
Regeneron, the corporate that makes the “antibody cocktail,” released early results of the remedy this week, saying the medication tamped down signs and lowered viral load in COVID sufferers who weren’t in a hospital and who had not mounted their very own immune response to the virus. The primary examine included simply 275 sufferers. One other examine is underway to verify the findings.