I am 35 yr old female and had the implant put in 4 years ago. I was thinking this would be a great procedure for me. We were done having children, We had 4 boys at the time. After the procedure was done, I didn’t have any problems then all of sudden I am getting massive headaches. I am fatigued all the time just don’t have the energy like most 30 something year old women. Then end of January I started having stomach problems. I was tired all the time and throwing up.
I made an appointment with my doctor. I thought something was terribly wrong with me. We did blood test and everything. My doctor was like we need to do a pregnancy test. I was like why I had the essure implants and told that I would almost certainty, I would never get pregnant. She came back in and said You are pregnant. I started balling crying. She called my husband and told him We needed to head to hospital cause since I have the implants that she was sure I was having an ectopic pregnancy. I would need to go into emergency surgery.
We got to the hospital and was set up with the iv’s and prepping me for surgery then the nurse was like we need to do an ultrasound. There he was it was a normal pregnancy not ectopic like they thought. So I was pregnant in shock that I was pregnant. But we were pregnant and had to get use to the idea of another baby. I was followed by my new ob-gyn and a high risk ob-gyn also. The pregnancy was really a hard pregnancy this time. I had excruciating headaches all the time.
The the baby came in September a month early. Everything looked good with him we thought. He had abnormal breathing but said it would go away. Then one day he had a little blood coming out of his nose. I had called the nurse and told her and she had me bring him. The breathing had never slowed down either .I went to his pediatrician and told her this isn’t normal. She did an x-ray and saw his heart was enlarged. We got scheduled for the pediatric cardiologist two days later. We were heart broken and terrified waiting for the appointment to find out what is wrong with our miracle baby. The cardiologist did an ekg and ecco and saw that aorta was closed up. He was not getting blood to most of his body. He had a bi-cuspid valve that is not developed normal and a hole in his atrial sepital defect. He had a minor murmur. The Cardiologist looked at us and said we have to get you guys flown to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City for Open Heart Surgery. My world came crashing down. He sent us to our local hospital to get him prepped to get sent up there. He told us if we hadn’t have come in that day. He would have been dead in two more days.
We went to our local hospital and was just a fast moving chaos getting him set with tubes and they pulled us into another room and told us that they had to give him this medicine that could make him go into cardiac arrest. I was a complete mess and breaking down. We were sent from our hospital and made it to Kansas city, praying he would crash. We got there where they put tubes in everywhere. They told us it would be a few days before he could have the surgery. They needed to get him stable enough for open heart surgery.
I was not prepared for what was to come. My child had surgery 3 days later. While I was there I was not feeling normal lots of pain and just relating it to having a baby two weeks earlier. I didn’t worry about myself. He made it through surgery and was n ecmo for 2 days where the machines breathes and pumps the heart. We have now a heart family fighting Heart issues and he will for the rest of his life be followed by his cardiologist.
We finally got home 3 weeks later. I went to the doctor myself cause I was still not feeling right. That is when I was told I had kidney stones. I have never had kidney stones ever in my life. So now I have kidney stones often and the pain is horrible. They tried to locate the essure implants and one is missing and they could not find it. I am tired all the time have awful pains in my stomach area now have headaches multiple times a week.
I truly in my heart believe the implant cause my son heart problem guess I can’t prove it. But I will always believe essure cause our life to change. I now live with such anxiety and depressed a lot some days, I can’t do much wish I had never done the procedure cause it has ruined my life my beautiful baby Brodie life. Has caused problems for me not being able to function most days. I have attached of my miracle baby.