Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, said on Saturday that the president’s health improved since receiving coronavirus care at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
Conley’s positive briefing, though, stood in contrast to other signals out of the White House.
According to him, “At this time, the crew and I greatly happy with the improvement the president has made. He suffered from a mild cough on Thursday and some fatigue and nasal congestion. All of which are now resolving.”
Despite Conley’s positive remarks on Trump’s health, sources revealed that there exist significant concerns over the condition of president.
“The president’s vitals during the recent 24 hours were considerably startling, and the coming 48 hours will be critical in regard to his care,” a person familiar with the matter told White House pool.
“We are still missing a clear path to a strong recovery,” the person added.
So far, Conley haven’t announced any potential date for Trump’s discharge.
Shortly after the doctors’ conference, Trump tweeted, saying that he’s “feeling well.” The president has barely tweeted since he affirmed his coronavirus diagnosis.
The briefing gave rise to new questions about when it became clear that the president was sick.
On Saturday, Conley told reporters that Trump was 72 hours into his medical examination, which would reflect it was made before early Friday morning, which, when the president affirmed his positive test.
Trump’s medical crew also announced a treatment was served to the president 48 hours ago, which would have been on Thursday before his positive test was publicized.
Conley issues a memo following the White House’s clarification that Conley meant day three and not 72 hours. The memo said:
“This morning while summarizing the President’s health, I incorrectly used the term ‘seventy two hours’ instead of ‘day three’ and ‘forty eight hours’ instead of ‘day two’ with regards to his diagnosis and the administration of the polyclonal antibody therapy. The President was first diagnosed with COVID-19 on the evening of Thursday, October 1st and had received Regeneron’s antibody cocktail on Friday, October 2nd.”
The coronavirus diagnosis of the president was announced on Friday before 1 a.m. ET. Trump’s oxygen level fell Friday, and he was given supplemental oxygen at the White House before being taken to Walter Reed, the New York reporters said.
As Trump spent the evening at Walter Reed, it was stated late on Friday that he was given the antiviral drug Remdesivir, which has approval from FDA for emergency use but is mostly used for hospitalized coronavirus patients who are seriously ill.
Part of the medical crew caring Trump at Walter Reed, Dr. Brian Garibaldi, said that the president would have a treatment course for Remdesivir for around five days.
“Our big plan for now since he is in such impressive spirits and doing well is to motivate him to drink, to eat, to stay hydrated, to be up out of bed and to be moving and performing the things that he needs to do to get healthy,” Garibaldi said.