For those of Trump’s enemies who were gleefully planning his funeral … surprise!
POTUS is not knocking on death’s door.
He’s not even languishing in the hospital.
What has knocked some people out for weeks or more, Trump appears to have bounced back from in little more than a weekend.
When Trump says we have ‘turned a corner’ on COVID, what he means is that American doctors have a much greater understanding of the risks and treatments associated with an illness that hadn’t even come to our shores (we think) until late January.
The president’s doctors said Sunday that he could be discharged from Walter Reed as early as Monday as Trump’s top physician detailed he was given a steroid and put on oxygen as a treatment for COVID-19.
‘Our plan for today is to have him to eat and drink, be up out of bed as much as possible, to be mobile,’ Dr. Brian Garibaldi, one of the doctor’s on Trump’s team, said. ‘And if he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan for a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course.’
He also detailed that Trump would continue taking doses of Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral medication, and dexamethasone, a steroid, whether he remains at Walter Reed or is transferred to the White House. —DailyMail
Here’s the backdrop surrounding the decision to move to Walter Reid, as related by his physician, Dr. Conley.
The physician then detailed the timeline of Trump’s treatment and the decision Friday to move him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center just hours after the president announced that he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus.
‘Thursday night into Friday morning when I left the bedside, the president was doing well with only mild symptoms and his oxygen was in the high 90’s. Late Friday morning when I returned to the bedside, president had a high fever and his oxygen level was transiently dipping below 94 per cent,’ Conley said.
‘Given these two developments, I was concerned for possible rapid progression of the illness,’ he continued. ‘I recommended the president try some supplemental oxygen.’
Conley said Trump was ‘very adamant that he didn’t need it. Was not short of breath. He was tired, had the fever, and that was about it.’ —DailyMail
He’s obviously in good spirits:
One doctor said Trump told them, ‘I feel like I could walk out of here today.’
In an update Saturday, Conley wrote: ‘This evening he completed his second dose of Remdesivir without complication. He remains fever-free and off supplemental oxygen with a saturation level between 96% and 98% all day.’
‘He spent most of the afternoon conducting business, and has been up and moving about the medical suite without difficulty. While not yet out of the woods, the team remains cautiously optimistic,’ the White House Physician continued.
‘The plan for tomorrow is to continue observation in between doses of remdesivir, closely monitoring his clinical status while fully supporting his conduct of Presidential duties.’
Several hours later, Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere posted a picture showing Trump working into the night from the hospital. —DailyMail
First, he’s going to defeat the virus in his body.
Then we will bring it to heel as a nation.
Treatments are working, and vaccines are on their way.
Trump promised America would come roaring back.
He’s leading by example, even in facing this virus head-on.
It’s not to be taken lightly, but neither is it the big scary monster under the bed.
Use what proper precautions we can. (Which he, as a germophobe could tell you all about.)
Mix it with a little common sense.
But it’s still a virus. Even medical professionals taking all of their proper precautions can catch it.
If you DO catch it, know that most people have a great shot at beating it, and those odds are getting better every day with each piece of added knowledge and advance in our pharmaceutical arsenal.