Conley said the medical team caring for Trump is watching for blood clots, pneumonia, bacterial infections and other potential complications of coronavirus infection.
“We know that all of them are risks associated with his condition. He is receiving all of the standard of care and beyond for routine international Covid protocols,” Conley said.
“We are monitoring him very closely for any evidence of complications from either the coronavirus illness or the therapies that we are prescribing to make him better. We have monitored his cardiac function, his kidney function, his liver function — all of those are normal,” Dr. Sean Dooley, one of the team of physicians taking care of Trump, told reporters.
Conley said it is not clear how long Trump would stay at Walter Reed, located just outside Washington in Bethesda, Maryland.
“Every day, we’re reviewing with the team his needs for being here,” Conley said. “And as soon as he gets to the point where it’s not a requirement, he may still need some care, but if we can provide that downtown at the house, then we will transition at that point, as long as it’s safe and appropriate and the team agrees.”
But the team of doctors arrayed before reporters on Saturday took pains to indicate the President was doing well.
“He’s in exceptionally good spirits and in fact, as we were completing our multidisciplinary rounds this morning, the quote he left us with was ‘I feel like I could walk out of here today,’ and that was a very encouraging comment from the president,” Dooley said.