Trump's doctor FINALLY releases his vital signs
Trump’s doctor says the president will be able to return to ‘public engagements’ by Saturday and FINALLY releases his vital signs – claiming they are all excellent
- White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley issued a new memo on Thursday night
- Contained Trump’s vital signs, all of which fell within normal ranges
- Critical blood oxygen saturation was at 96-98% after dropping last week
- Conley predicted that Trump would be ready for public events by Saturday
- Trump himself said on Thursday that he wanted to do a rally ‘tonight’
President Donald Trump’s doctor says he will be able to return to ‘public engagements’ on Saturday, which would be just over a week after the president first announced he had tested positive for coronavirus.
White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley also released Trump’s vital signs for the first time since he became infected, showing a pulse, blood pressure, and blood oxygen level all within normal ranges.
Trump was first diagnosed with COVID-19 last Thursday, and was moved to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday before returning to the White House on Monday evening.
‘Since returning home, his physical exam has remained stable and devoid of any indications to suggested progression of illness.,’ Conley said in a memo released by the White House on Thursday night.
President Donald Trump ‘s doctor says he will be able to return to ‘public engagements’ on Saturday, which would be just over a week after he revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis
White House Physician Dr. Sean Conley also released Trump’s vital signs for the first time since he became infected, showing vitals all within normal ranges
‘Overall he’s responded extremely well to treatment, without evidence on examination of adverse therapeutic effects.
‘Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the President’s safe return to public engagements at that time.’
The memo showed Trump’s resting pulse was 69 beats per minute, which is at the lower end of normal range. His blood pressure of 127/81 mm Hg is slightly elevated over normal levels, but does not qualify a hypertensive.
Conley said that Trump’s breathing rate was normal, and that his blood oxygen level was 96 to 98 percent without supplemental oxygen, which is well within the normal range.
Curiously, the memo did not include Trump’s body temperature. Last week, Trump reportedly spiked a fever, and his blood oxygen level dropped alarmingly, leading to his transfer to Walter Reed.
Earlier on Thursday, Trump said in his first interview since being diagnosed with COVID that he is ‘ready to go’ and said he would have liked to have held a rally ‘tonight.’
‘I don’t think I’m contagious at all,’ he said in the telephone interview with Fox Business Network. ‘Remember this: when you catch it you get better. And then you’re immune.’
‘I’m a perfect physical specimen and I’m extremely young. And so I’m lucky that way,’ said the president, who at 74 and obese is in the high risk category for COVID.
Trump, who returned to the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon after being in the hospital for four days recovering from the coronavirus, said he was ready to hold a campaign rally.
‘I’d love to do a rally tonight. I wanted to do one last night,’ he said, explaining he stands back from the crowd so it would be safe.
He first indicated he was no longer taking medication to combat the virus but then said he was continuing to take the powerful steroid he was prescribed, which he called a ‘not heavy’ drug.
Some doctors have raised concerns about dexamethasone, which can cause insomnia, mania, mood swings, and rage. It has shown promise for treating patients with a severe case of COVID-19 who are getting supplemental oxygen.
Trump’s doctors have said he has not received additional oxygen since he went into the hospital on Friday night.
‘I think I’m taking almost nothing. I think I’m finished with just about everything,’ Trump said of his medical regime.
Then he said he had ‘a little bit longer’ on the dexamethasone.
He added: ‘I think you go a little bit longer on – they have a steroid. It’s not even, it’s not a heavy steroid, yet they have that go a little bit longer, but I’m not taking – I’m almost not taking anything, I feel great.’
‘I’m almost not taking anything,’ he said of the cocktail of medications his medical team had him on.
His treatment regime included the dexamethasone, an experimental anti-viral drug that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is testing to supply antibodies that help a patient fight the disease, and the antiviral drug remdesivir.
He said he would be tested for the virus again ‘soon.’
Developing story, more to follow.
THE TOLL OF COVID FROM SCOTUS NOMINEE EVENT
1. President Donald Trump, 74; 2. First Lady Melania Trump, 50; 3. Fr. John Jenkins, 66. President of the University of Notre Dame; 4. Mike Lee, 49. Republican Utah Senator; 5. Thom Tillis, 60. Republican North Carolina Senator; 6. Kellyanne Conway, 53, Former White House Counselor to the President; 7. Chris Christie, 58. Former New Jersey Governor; 8. Kayleigh McEnany, 32. White House Press Secretary; 9. Chad Gilmartin. Assistant Press Secretary, 22. 10. Karoline Leavitt, 23. Assistant Press Secretary. 11. Pastor Greg Laurie, 67. Harvest Crusades televangelist.
* Bill Barr, 70: self-isolating out of caution.
AT EVENT AND STOOD AT BACK OF ROSE GARDEN
12. Hope Hicks, 31. Counselor to the President; 13. Bill Stepien, 42. Trump Campaign Manager; 14. Nicholas Luna, 29. Chief of Oval Office Operations and ‘body man’; 15. Unnamed White House reporter
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