President Trump is on track to return to the White House on Monday, Oct. 5, said doctors supervising his treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The president was admitted to the hospital on Friday after testing positive to the CCP virus on Thursday night. A day later, the president informed Americans that he felt “much better,” in a video that was released. “I want to begin by thanking all of the incredible medical professionals—the doctors, the nurses, everybody at Walter Reed Medical Center. I think it’s the finest in the world, for the incredible job they’ve been doing,” the president said.
“I came here, wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now,” he continued. “We’re working hard to get me all the way back, I have to be back because we still have to Make America Great Again, we’ve done an awfully good job of that, but we still have steps to go and we have to finish that job, and I’ll be back, I think I’ll be back soon.”
The president spoke to viewers, “Over the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days,” as he sat at his desk, dressed in a jacket and open-necked shirt.
At a news conference on Sunday, the president’s physician Dr. Sean Conley said he had been given a dose of the steroid dexamethasone after the president’s oxygen levels dropped to 93 percent. This drug decreases inflammation, and testing results for the drug are very promising, said experts. A normal oxygen level in a person’s blood is between 95 and 100, with a drop below 90 of concern.
He is also taking an experimental treatment, Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s REGN-COV2, as well as zinc, Vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and aspirin, Conley said.
Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a specialist in pulmonary critical care, said the president hasn’t shown any side effects from the dexamethasone along with the experimental drug remdesivir “that we can tell.”
“In response to transient low oxygen levels … we did initiate dexamethasone therapy, and he received his first dose of that yesterday,” said Garibaldi during a press briefing outside Walter Reed. “Our plan is to continue that for the time being.”
“Our plan for today is to have him eat and drink, be up out of bed as much as possible, to be mobile,” Garibaldi said. “And, if he continues to look and feel as well as he does today, our hope is that we can plan a discharge as early as tomorrow to the White House where he can continue his treatment course.”
“The patient continues to improve. He has remained without fever since Friday morning, his vital signs are stable,” Dr. Sean Dooley, a pulmonologist, told reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The president spoke with Judge Jeannine Pirro over the weekend, and she was astonished at his strength and high spirits.
“Although he has faced such venom and hate from the left, his remarkable strength continues to guide us all,” said Pirro. She shared the president’s biggest concern is that he doesn’t want everyone worrying about him.