The 21-year-old woman, who was described as fit and healthy, was rushed to hospital after suddenly experiencing seizures, her family said. In just two months, the 21-year-old woman, who was vaccinated against COVID, has stayed in four different hospitals as doctors try to find a diagnosis. At one point, the unfortunate woman was put into an induced coma as she was experiencing repeated seizures, her family said. The doctors have not ruled out that the unknown condition could potentially be related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rosemarie Brown told the Telegraph that her daughter’s, Mollie, illness continues to be investigated. The desperate mother has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the ongoing care that her daughter will likely require when she is eventually discharged from hospital.
Rosemarie said that her 21-year-old daughter suffered a sudden medical episode on February 7 when her eyes started to sting, then moments later, she went into a seizure.
During an interview with HDM, Rosemarie Brown reportedly said: “It was an average evening. Mollie was chilling at home as many 21-year-olds do. Around 9.15 pm, Mollie mentioned her eyes were stinging, then moments later, she went into a seizure. The household went into panic mode. An ambulance was called and arrived within 7 minutes. The paramedics arrived and were terrific and rushed Mollie to the hospital.
She was very drowsy, she was put straight onto some drugs to stop her having more seizures and they didn’t really know what was wrong. With COVID, I was only allowed to stay with her for about half an hour. I came home and went up the next day but I wasn’t allowed to see her. She was moved onto the High Dependency Unit, and when I saw her you could tell she was on drugs. It wasn’t Mollie.
Her right arm was twitching and I thought she was going to have another seizure, but she didn’t. When I went to see her, the whole right side of her body was just constantly twitching. She was hooked up on lots of medication and nobody could really explain to me what was happening. She was really out of it and couldn’t speak a lot.
We visited her on the Friday and she just kept on having seizures, and I heard the doctor say, ‘That one lasted for two-and-a-half minutes’. So they mentioned it to another doctor and that’s when they had to put her into an induced coma. She stayed in that for 12 days. When they were trying to bring her round, she couldn’t breathe and her oxygen levels kept falling. But eventually they brought her round and I was allowed to see her.
“She was very out of it, she thought she’d been in a car accident. They managed to get her stable enough to move her to a normal ward, because they then said they didn’t think she’d had a stroke. She was eventually put onto a neurology ward until mid-March, but then she had to go to another hospital and she was there for a couple of weeks in intensive care. They didn’t know why she kept having seizures. They’ve done every test possible – they’ve done lumbar punctures, MRI scans, CAT scans, and each time they did an MRI scan it was changing.”
According to Mollie’s mother, the medical personnel reportedly performed genetic testing and the family are now waiting for the results. The tests could take between three and six months.
Rosemarie Brown told Daily Record: “They’ve got no idea what it is. Watching it all and no-one telling you what was happening, it was horrendous. All we were told is that they thought she’d had a stroke, which has weakened the right side of her body. All they can say now is that they think she’s got epilepsy on the left side of her brain, but they want to wait for the genetic test results to come back. They are calling it a disease – but they don’t know what the disease is.
Some doctors have also suggested her medical condition could be linked to her recent COVID vaccinations. But Mollie had her COVID vaccinations and the doctors can’t rule it out. They haven’t said it is, and they haven’t said it isn’t. One doctor said it’s highly possible.
She’s on 12 different lots of medication and the doctor said she’ll be on them for at least the next three years. She can’t walk because she’s been in bed all that time. She’s talking absolutely fine, Mollie is still there. But the drugs she’s on could possibly be making her a little bit high, she just kind of laughs at anything. She hasn’t had a seizure in two weeks now, which is good.”
Now, the family has launched a GoFundMe Page to raise funds for private physiotherapy and care to ensure the 21-year-old woman leads as normal a life as possible. The mother says she is confused and still doesn’t know how all this could happen. “She’d never had a seizure in her life. She was never poorly, very rarely got a cold.” Rosemarie said.