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Trump could leave hos­pi­tal as ear­ly as Mon­day: 4 things we learned Sun­day about his med­ical status

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump “has con­tin­ued to improve” but faced seri­ous symp­toms on Fri­day, the White House physi­cian said Sun­day, seek­ing to clar­i­fy con­tra­dic­to­ry state­ments and con­fu­sion that pre­vi­ous­ly raised ques­tions about the seri­ous­ness of the president’s condition.

Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Con­ley acknowl­edged the con­fu­sion and offered new details as he addressed the media from on the steps of Wal­ter Reed Nation­al Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter, where Trump was being treat­ed for COVID-19. ‘I’m start­ing to feel good’- Trump releas­es 4 minute video from hospital 

Con­ley said the pres­i­dent had a “high fever” and a blood oxy­gen lev­el below 94% on Fri­day before he was hospitalized.

“The pres­i­dent has con­tin­ued to improve,”

Con­ley said.

While Trump’s med­ical sta­tus is being close­ly guard­ed, here’s what we know about the president’s condition:

Trump could be dis­charged as ear­ly as Monday

“Our hope is we can plan for a dis­charge for as ear­ly as tomor­row,” one of the doc­tors treat­ing the pres­i­dent said to reporters on Sunday.

Of course, this is depen­dent on whether Trump’s con­di­tion con­tin­ues to improve. Doc­tors said the pres­i­dent would con­tin­ue his treat­ment from the White House. Pres. Trump coro­n­avirus diag­no­sis: Who else test­ed pos­i­tive, who else test­ed negative?

Trump’s expect­ed stay of “a few days” at Wal­ter Reed Nation­al Mil­i­tary Med­ical Cen­ter was pre­cau­tion­ary, accord­ing to White House officials.

On Fri­day night, he began a five-day course of remde­sivir, a Gilead Sci­ences drug cur­rent­ly used for mod­er­ate­ly and severe­ly ill patients. It was large­ly believed Trump would remain in the hos­pi­tal through that treat­ment win­dow — although it now sounds like he could be dis­charged ear­li­er than that.

Trump received oxy­gen Saturday

Dr. Sean P. Con­ley, the physi­cian to the pres­i­dent, said Sun­day that Trump’s oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion lev­els dropped on Saturday 

There’s no indi­ca­tion that Trump has had a fever in the last 48 hours. 

On Sun­day, Con­ley again denied reports the pres­i­dent has expe­ri­enced short­ness of breath — even as mul­ti­ple news out­lets, includ­ing News­Na­tion, report­ed that Trump suf­fered that symp­tom 24 hours earlier.

Con­ley also not­ed there’s no rea­son to believe Trump has suf­fered lung dam­age not­ing, there’s “noth­ing of major clin­i­cal concern.”

Symp­toms, when they do occur, usu­al­ly appear two to 14 days after infec­tion and can include loss of smell or taste, cough­ing, a sore throat, trou­ble breath­ing, fatigue, mus­cle or body aches, headache, nau­sea or vom­it­ing, diar­rhea and fever.

Up to half of patients who are hos­pi­tal­ized don’t have a fever when admit­ted but near­ly all devel­op one. How peo­ple fare varies wide­ly — some seem to be recov­er­ing and then sud­den­ly worsen.

His symp­toms con­tin­ue to improve, accord­ing to doctors

In Sunday’s update, Trump’s chief doc­tor con­tin­ued to express cau­tious opti­mism after not­ing Sat­ur­day the pres­i­dent was “not yet out of the woods.”

On Sat­ur­day, Con­ley said that Trump’s symp­toms, includ­ing a mild cough, nasal con­ges­tion and fatigue, “are now resolv­ing and improv­ing.” It’s worth not­ing Trump is tak­ing aspirin, which low­ers body tem­per­a­ture and could mask or mit­i­gate that symptom.

Ini­tial reports Fri­day morn­ing were that the pres­i­dent was suf­fer­ing very mild symp­toms. As the day con­tin­ued, there were mul­ti­ple reports his con­di­tion was slow­ly worsening. 

“This is seri­ous,” an advis­er to the pres­i­dent told CNN on Fri­day evening, not­ing Trump was very fatigued and hav­ing some trou­ble breathing.

“Our fear is that things can change quick,” the advis­er said. 

He’s receiv­ing numer­ous med­ical treatments

The pres­i­dent has tak­en dex­am­etha­sone, accord­ing to Con­ley. It is a potent steroid that pre­vents the release of sub­stances in the body that cause inflammation.

Trump also con­tin­ues to receive remde­sivir. The drug is the only treat­ment that’s been shown in a rig­or­ous exper­i­ment to help fight the coronavirus. 

Ear­li­er on Fri­day, Trump’s physi­cian said the pres­i­dent received a dose of an exper­i­men­tal anti­body com­bi­na­tion by Regen­eron that is in clin­i­cal tri­als. Trump at high­er risk of virus com­pli­ca­tions over age, weight

The drugs work in dif­fer­ent ways — the anti­bod­ies help the immune sys­tem rid the body of virus and remde­sivir curbs the virus’s abil­i­ty to multiply.

He also was tak­ing zinc, vit­a­min D, an antacid called famo­ti­dine, mela­tonin and aspirin. None of those have been proven to be effec­tive against COVID-19.

The Asso­ci­at­ed Press con­tributed to this report.

Source: fox2now​.com