Three years ago Tanai Smith consulted with her doctor and decided to get an intrauterine device (IUD) after she had her daughter. She was told it was the best form of birth control so she agreed to it. She had had it in for 3 years and it never gave her problems until last November.
The Baltimore mother said “They sent me to get two types of ultrasounds the same day and i was told once again that they didn't see an IUD. One day in the beginning of November i was at work i had a sharp pain and the bottom right of my stomach and the first thing that popped in my head was is this that IUD?
That's when Tanai felt a sharp pain and went to the hospital and an x-ray revealed the birth control had been broken into pieces and shifted far up her stomach, into her liver.
A surgery was suggested. However, following surgery, she began bleeding uncontrollably and had to be taken back to the hospital.
At the hospital, they discovered she was having internal bleeding. They cut her open again and discovered her ovaries were black.
They had to give her a hysterectomy (removal of her uterus) so she could live. She was placed in ICU and, while there, she went into shock and her organs began to fail, so she had to be placed on a breathing machine.
The complications also caused her hands and feet to decay. She will have to have her toes amputated next week to keep it from spreading.
She needs our prayers.