First lady Melania Trump had emergency kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and she broke her silence with a Wednesday tweet.
The surgery on a benign embolism in the first lady’s kidney was successful. President Trump has since visited Melania twice in the hospital.
The office of the first lady said in a statement that “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week.”
The First Lady tweeted for the first time since her hospitalization.
Melania thanked the medical staff at Walter Reed and “all who have send good wishes & prayers!” She said she is feeling “great” and looking forward to “getting back home” to the White House soon.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 16, 2018
There has not yet been an announcement on when the First Lady will return home, although President Trump announced Tuesday he believed she would be released in two to three days.