Tabatha McDonald: 24-year-old Texas nurse has seizures, brain aneurysm two hours after experimental Johnson & Johnson shot
MURPHY, TEXAS — A 24-year-old nurse and mother of two is home from the hospital after what she described as “the scariest moments of [her] life.”
Ms. Tabatha McDonald received the experimental Johnson & Johnson viral vector shot on Wednesday, April 7, according to her Facebook profile. Said post has since been deleted. She immediately experienced arm pain, followed by shortness of breath, chest pains and a 102 degree fever. That was followed by a trip to the emergency room and three seizures. She was transported to Baylor Scott & White Health, where she works as a certified medical assistant.
Ms. McDonald posted an update video on TikTok (link nell’articolo originale. NDR). Doctors discovered a brain aneurysm during her treatment.
She updated her Facebook again on Friday, April 9 saying she was home and recovering. Ms. McDonald also made perfectly clear that she would get the experimental shots again. She also said she is “in no way, shape, or form” advising against getting the shots.
We learned a lot about brain aneurysms after the Sara Stickles story. Brain aneurysms are balloon-like bulges in the brain’s blood vessels. Ms. McDonald insinuated that she already had the aneurysm prior to the shot. This could be true. Brain aneurysms are found in more than 1% of people at autopsy, according to MedicineNet.com.
The Johnson & Johnson shot is essentially the same thing as the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot and the Russian Sputnik V shot. All are viral vectors that deliver synthetic DNA to your body. We know for certain that the AstraZeneca shot is linked to blood clotting and numerous deaths in Europe.
Blood clots lead to ischemic strokes, but don’t necessarily cause brain aneurysms to rupture. A hemorrhagic stroke is very similar to a ruptured brain aneurysm. The previous is when a blood vessel bursts and spills blood all over the brain. The latter is when a bulge in a blood vessel bursts, causing blood spillage in the brain.
Regardless, you’re going to be in bad shape if either happens. About 80% of ruptured brain aneurysm patients die within hours or months, even with treatment. Strokes have varying degrees of survival rates. Ischemic strokes (blood clots in the brain) have a little better prognosis than hemorrhagic stroke.