The first lady underwent "an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition", according to her communications director, Stephanie Grisham.
But Anita McBride, former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush, tells PEOPLE that beyond sending well wishes, American citizens should respect and understand that Mrs. Trump's health "should be her personal business [because] she's not the president".
"Typically that's a laparoscopic-type procedure and not something that would keep her in the hospital for several days", he continued. "So thank you and she sends her love". While it was first used in the kidneys in the 1970s for renal cancer, urologists now use it for a wide range of ailments including hard-to-control bleeding, infections, end-stage kidney disease and benign tumors. They have a 12-year-old son named Barron. "We pray for her speedy and full recovery, and he look forward to her returning to her work making a difference in the lives of our nation's children".
The primary woman was final seen in public on Wednesday at a White Home occasion the place she and the president honored navy moms and spouses for Mom's Day.
President Trump said that his wife was "in good spirits" and will be home within two or three days, not a week.
President Donald Trump is expected to visit his wife in hospital, a White House official added. "She will likely remain there for the duration of the week", her office said in a statement. Trump has acknowledged reimbursing his lawyer for the payment to porn star Stormy Daniels but denies her allegations.
The first lady lived full time in NY during the administration's opening months so Barron would not have to change schools midyear. Separately, a former Playboy model has revived her allegations of a 10-month affair with Trump, also in 2006.
Mrs. Trump has, at times, been noticeably absent from her husband's side though both made a point of displaying affection in the Rose Garden last week.
The first lady lived full time in NY during the administration's opening months so Barron would not have to change schools midyear.
The well-known writer tweeted shortly after the White Home's announcement.