DD attacked by a GSD

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Frosty, May 6, 2011.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    I went to spend some enjoyable, relaxing time with a friend yesterday, but when I was on my way home DH called to tell me that:

    a) DD (she is 22 and lives about 4 hours away) called and was hysterical because she was attacked by a dog. Apparently the dog bit somebody before. It was taken to the pound, put down, an is being tested for rabies because it didn't have a rabies shot. From what I gather, DD was coming out of a store and heard somebody yell 'Hey Lady!' I don't know if they were yelling at DD or if the dogs name was lady, or...? Anyhow, she turned to see the dog run out into traffic. The dog ran back, but the owners were having trouble catching it. DD yelled at the dog to get it's attention, thinking it would help the owners catch it, and the dog came and attacked her. No stitches, but she said something about them wanting the wounds left open to drain. She said there were chunks of her flesh on her jeans, and when I talked to her (about 4 hours after DH called me) she said that she needed to change the gauze because it was soaked through again. I am driving out in a few hours to see her and make sure that she is ok.

    b) DH also told me that DS went to the local hospital because his best friend (who is like a member of our family) was in an accident. He drives a delivery truck and a tire went off of the road. Due to a soft shoulder, he lost control and the truck ended up on it's side in the ditch. The friend was driving and the drivers side was on the bottom. His side of the cab was crushed in and he was under water when everything stopped moving. His leg was trapped between the steering wheel and the shift lever and he had to get his partner (who was freaking) to help bend the steering wheel to get him out. When the folks from his work went out to the scene later, they said that the drivers side was under about 4' of water and that looking at the damage he is lucky to be alive. The tow truck driver asked if there were fatalities. Since he lives alone DS brought him here so we can keep an eye on him. Apparently the folks at the hospital waited until right before he was released to 'clean' his scrapes up. They didn't do a good job, the kid was here picking some pretty good sized chunks of glass out of his arm.

    So I'm off to feed my critters and get some sleep before I hit the road...
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Yikes! Drive safely.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    holy hospital ward......................... hope they are all doing better. [​IMG]
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Prayers for all going up! What a mess. I pray all heal quickly and that there are no lasting life consequences from either situation.
  5. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    Defnitely a bummer, your family had a pretty rough day! Hope things start looking up for y'all... You'll be in our prayers!
  6. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Hugs and prayers for all of you.
    Keep us posted, please.
  7. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] prayers said for your family. Keep us posted
  8. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    Kiowa, Colorado
    When it rains it pours. Both very scary incidents. Hope your DD is ok. She'll probably have a hard time trusting dogs again. I've never been bitten and it would freak me out. I love dogs. Hope it doesn't scar in both ways.

    Tell delivery guy to keep his wheels on the road. I know it's hard sometimes. He experienced the alternative though. Sounds like he's okay.

    Try to be safe. They say things come in threes.
  9. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Goodness! [​IMG]

    So glad everyone is alive and healing, but what a very scary day for you. Guardian angels were working overtime with your loved ones today, yes? [​IMG]
  10. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] for all concerned!

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