A husband and father in British Columbia, Canada has lost over half of his small intestine to a blood clot induced by a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, and has issued an urgent warning to other vaccine recipients after being told by doctors he had almost died.
“I really wish they had let us know what ‘worse case scenario’ might look like…,” Shaun Mulldoon posted on Facebook. “If you, or if any of your friends or family ‘have received AstraZeneca vaccine…. I had stomach pains 10 days later (Monday) They continued for 5 more days. Spoke to my family doctor twice, on Monday, and again 4 days later on Friday. Had a negative covid test Wednesday 17 days after my vaccine ended up going into emergency surgery to remove over 6 feet of my small intestine. I had a massive blood clot.”
“Second surgery two days later to [remove] more,” Mulldoon’s post continued. “My surgeon told me it was very close If you get [Astra] and do [not] feel 100%, get yourself to emergency immediately!!! Still in hospital a week later.”
“This is life changing for us,” Mulldoon’s wife Tara said. “I feel like we have a long road ahead of us as far as his recovery goes. He’s lost half of his small intestine.” According to CBC, Mulldoon was vaccinated on April 22 and suffered symptoms that progressed from nausea to headache, vomiting, and fever. Mulldoon reported his symptoms, but was advised to stay home multiple times by doctors. The symptoms progressed to passing and vomiting blood on May 8, and Mulldoon was in emergency surgery a day later.
Mulldoon’s post was struck with a label by Facebook that reads, “COVID-19 vaccines go through many tests for safety and effectiveness and are then monitored closely,” sourcing the ‘World health Organization.'”
“We are not anti-vaxxers,” Tara Mulldoon said. “We just want people to take any adverse symptoms following the vaccine – please take it seriously.” The couple noted that doctors did not accurately represent the risk of serious side effects: “I mean there’s chitter chatter about the risks of blood clots, but … it was presented to us as being so so rare.'”
The Norwegian Institute of Health recommended that the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine be banned earlier month, following numerous reports of dangerous side effects such as blood clots.