Laura Qvistgaard

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. Late September, Laura had an adverse reaction to the COVID vaccine and developed a pulmonary embolism along with blood clots in her leg.  After an unsuccessful thrombectomy on September 25th, doctors realized her condition was more than just blood clots and in the early morning hours on September 29th while Laura struggled to breathe, she was put on a life saving ventilator, giving her the oxygen she so desperately needed while the doctors began working on her diagnosis and treatment.  On the 29th, she went in for another thrombectomy, this time the doctors were aware of what lied ahead: a calcified blood clot attached to her pulmonary artery completely shutting off blood flow to the right lung. This time they were successful. This is when they determined that Laura had thrombosis thrombocytopenia. A rare condition where the antibody from the vaccine actually causes the blood platelets to break down and blot clots to form. Changing the blood thinner for the clots and plasma exchange to get rid of the antibody has brought her to where she is today. The long road to healing.

We are using this website  to keep family and friends updated on Laura’s progress in one place. We appreciate your support and positive words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 

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