Pregnant girl, 16, loses her baby and will never walk again after getting her breast tattooed and it became infected
- Luisa Fernanda, from central Colombia, has warned of the dangers of tattoos after one she had on her breast caused an infection that left her in a wheelchair
- She has needed surgery to drain off the fluid as well as treatment for depression
- Her friends now hope to raise enough money to cover her £3,600 treatment
A pregnant teenager has lost her baby and been left in a wheelchair after a tattoo on her breast became infected.
Luisa Fernanda, from central Colombia’s Casanare Department, fell ill after having the tattoo on her right breast.
Doctors told the 16-year-old that she would never walk again after the infection spread to her spinal cord.
Luisa Fernanda Buitrago, 16, lost her baby and is now in a wheelchair after an the infection from a tattoo spread to her spinal cord
Luisa Fernanda Buitrago lost her baby and has been left in a wheelchair after she had a tattoo on her right breast and the infection spread to her spinal cord
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She underwent surgery to drain off some of the liquid caused by the infection but then developed problems with her appendix.
She then needed further treatment to help her deal with depression caused by the loss of her baby.
Miss Fernanda has now spoken out about her experiences on social media to warn other youngsters about the dangers of tattoos.
She said: ‘As I had to take a lot of medicine, I had a miscarriage and lost the son I was carrying.
Now wheelchair bound, Miss Fernanda needed further treatment to help her deal with depression caused by the loss of her baby. She has spoken out about her ordeal on social media
‘A year ago I had a tattoo done and it caused the bacteria that affected the spinal cord and stopped me from walking again.
‘It was hard when I was told by the surgeons that I would not able to walk again. My mum supported me a lot.’
‘And it was hard when I left hospital because I needed help to get in and out of my wheelchair and my mum is not strong enough.
Her friends are now helping her try to find the money to cover the cost of her £3,600 treatment
‘I was ashamed of being seen outside on the street, because people would point at me, but later I realised it was not good to stay at home all the time.’
Miss Fernanda added that surgeons had told her that she needed a further operation as she battles to regain her health.
Her friends are helping her try to find the money to cover the cost of her £3,600 treatment.
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