What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
She received her 2nd dose on a Saturday around 11AM at a CVS pharmacy. She and my husband both received together with the same batch number. She felt a little light headed and they gave her an apple juice and sent her on her way. She was tired and slightly achy for the rest of Saturday and into Sunday and Monday, but no major symptoms. Tuesday, she started with a slight stomach ace and it continued into Wednesday, August 25th. I just thought it was running its course. On Thursday, I went to work and my mother, Sydneys grandmother, came to the house to sit with her. Her stomach ache started to get really bad, and I was with a patient, so my mom took her to Urgent Care. I then got a call that she needed to go to the hospital, they thought it was appendicitis. After an ultrasound, and then a cat scan, she was transferred to Boston Childrens Hospital to investigate further. She was screaming in so much pain she was given fentanyl to tolerate the 30 minute ambulance ride. It didn't work. She screamed the entire way. Once at the hospital, they started morphine. After a bunch of tests, scans she was admitted for pain control. At this time she was in from Thursday and sent home Monday the 30th of August I believe. She left the hospital with 5 different diagnoses... all the doctors that saw her ( I lost count at 27), told us it was unlikely the vaccine. I know my child. She was unable to walk because the pain was so bad, just the wheelchair going over the bumps in the threshhold of the door would cause tears. She was sent home on a bunch of medications for pain in hopes it would pass. Every pothole or bump we hit on the way home sent her screaming in pain. It is a very localized spot on the right side of her belly button about the size of a nickel in diameter.
Sydney was home for a total of 8 hours before we had to bring her back to Boston Childrens. It was so bad, we had to pull over on the highway and call 911 to have an ambulance transport her. This time she stayed in the hospital for atleast 2 more weeks. I saw the life sucked out of my child when this happened. I have pictures, videos, witnesses etc.... the pain never left. We are over a year now. Countless hospital trips, procedures, and most recently abdominal surgery to remove a section of her nerve.
Most recently we have discovered that 60% of her liver is diseased. They are in the process of testing to see if this could be something called autoimmune hepatitis
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Which solutions were not helpful?
What would you like others to know?
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