Trump’s vitals were ‘very concerning' says source familiar with his health

‘The next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care’ says source familiar with Trump’s health

WATCH LIVE: President Trump’s doctor provides update on his coronavirus treatment - clipped version
WATCH LIVE: President Trump’s doctor provides update on his coronavirus treatment - clipped version

BETHESDA, Md. – President Donald Trump’s medical team from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided an update on his condition Saturday morning and said he’s doing well, but a source familiar with the president’s health says

President Trump’s doctor provides update on his coronavirus treatment

President Donald Trump’s doctor, Dr. Sean Conley, and the rest of his medical team provides an update on his condition.

Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friday, Trump was flown to the military hospital after being injected with an experimental drug combination in treatment at the White House.

President Trump is “doing very well” and his doctors are “extremely happy” with his progress Dr. Sean Conley said.

Trump had a mild cough, nasal congestion and fatigue when coming into the hospital on Friday evening, but doctors said those are currently improving. He has had no trouble breathing or walking around.

According to Conley, he has been fever-free for over 24 hours, but he had a fever on Thursday and into Friday.

His oxygen saturation level was 96% and did not receive supplemental oxygen from Thursday through Saturday morning.

However, NBC Los Angeles reported that Trump was administered supplemental oxygen at the White House hours before being diagnosed with COVID-19. This was before he was transferred to Walter Reed.

This “source familiar with the president’s health” briefed the White House pool (of which NBC was not a part of today) at Walter Reed.

“The President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care,” they said. “We are still not on a clear path to a full recovery.”

Doctors during the initial press conference continued to say that Trump is in high spirits. He allegedly said “I feel like I can walk out of here today," according to Dr. Sean Dooley.

During his coronavirus treatment, he will be given Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral medication, over the course of five days.

Conley assured the press that there is no cause for concern.


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