On January 29, Drs. Büssel called Ms. Legaspi’s physician, Drs. Nirksha sent an email to Chandrani, stating, “My strong recommendations”, noting that she was “very scared” Ms. Legasi would have brain hemorrhage, and to recommend a different course. Of treatment. The head of oncology at Elmhurst, Drs. Chandrani felt that Dr. Bussell was a prominent officer on platelet disorder, and he consulted him.
He spent several nights sleeping worrying about Ms. Legaspi.
“I didn’t want him to die,” Dr. Chandrani said.
A day later, Ms. Legacy’s platelet count had reached 6,000: “Slow but steady progress,” Drs. Bussell said. The next morning, it was 40,000, which drove him out of the most threatened area. Two days later, on 1 February, it was 71,000.
It is impossible to tell if the new treatment worked, if the initials kicked in or if it cured on its own. But on February 2, she moved home from the hospital to Queens’ apartment that she shares with her daughter and 7-year-old grandson. On February 4, her daughter said, Ms. Legaspi had a platelet count of 293,000.
Another vaccine recipient, Sarah C., 48, a teacher in Arlington, Tex., Received a modern vaccine on Jan. 3. He asked that his full name not be used to protect his privacy.
Two weeks later, she began to have heavy vaginal bleeding. After two days she saw her obstetrician, who ordered blood work and performed other tests. A few hours later, he called and urged her to go straight to the emergency room. He was stunned and hoped that it was a laboratory error, but there were zero platelets in his blood count. She had a checkup a week before vaccination with completely normal blood-test results.