I found out this evening that my sister in Alabama was attacked by an Argentino Mastiff while on a run in her neighborhood. She was severely bitten twice on her right (dominate) arm. She could possibly have nerve damage and they are waiting to put in stitches because they want to make sure the wounds are free of infection. She has 3 children and my mom is about an hour away from her house now. (about a 7-8 hr drive) It's just not something you think about happening to your family. You see these things on the news but don't think it will happen to someone you know. I'll try not to get on a soapbox about what I have always thought of these kinds of dogs, but you can imagine what I think should happen to it. That's undecided as of now. It's in "lock down" for 10 days.
Anyway, not putting on FB b/c I don't know if my sister wants it on there, but thought it would be fine to share here.
Oh my! Prayers for your sister! I was bitten by a German Shepherd when I was little on my right arm and had to have 28 stitches. The dog was actually my babysitters dog. Thankfully, I have no long term damage, only scars. I am still scared of German Shepherds to this day. Hopefully your sisters arm will be ok and she will have a fast recovery!
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I'll be keeping your sister in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery and no long term damage.
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Sending healing thoughts to your sister. I hope she heals quickly and has no lasting damage. KUP on when she gets her stitches.
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I am so sorry to hear that! How scary. Thoughts and prayers coming her way. I hope the damage is minimal and her recovery is short.
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