My aunt and uncle recently moved to Arizona from California. They went back to California on Saturday of last week to clean up some more in the house they had there so they can sell it. On Sunday, my Aunt was in the backyard gardening and their next door neighbor said hello, my Aunt stood up and waved to her over the fence. The neighbors dog jumped up (he had to jump really high because my aunt was on some large boulders so the fence was quite high) anyways, the dog jumped up and bit my Aunt's arm. She didn't even see the dog, it was underneight her (like I said she was on some boulders so the neighbors yard was much lower than her). The dog took one bite and it ripped a
10"x4" piece of skin off her arm (the whole underside of her arm)!!! The ambulance was called immedietly and she was taken to the emergency. They didn't even LOOK at her until 6 HOURS later!! She was bleeding soooo much! She was in horrible pain, she said when she moved her fingers you could look into her arm and see tendons moving! OMG!! Finally they attended to her. No arteries were damaged because she was wearing long rubber gloves, so she was VERY lucky there. She has to get a skingraph done. She saw the surgeon yesterday but I don't know what happened because my mom didn't call me back to let me know. My Aunt said her arm finally stopped bleeding completely yesterday, and all this happened on Sunday, so that's pretty bad!
My Aunt and Uncle have known their neighbors for about 17 years now, that's how long they've been living next to each other. They are not going to sue or have the dog put down. They don't really see each other that much since they moved so my Aunt is not afraid of seeing the dog. The neighbors have three large dogs and they are outside 24/7. The yard looks horrible because the dogs have dug up all the grass, so it's nothing but dirt. It's pretty sad. The neighbors offered to pay for the medical, but as of right now that is $40,000 so my Uncle told him no, they don't even own the house they live in, how does he think he's going to pay that much money? He also has 2 small children and a mentally disabled sister living there, so my Uncle just said don't offer things like that when you don't know what you're talking about. The neighbors also said that they don't want to but if my Aunt and Uncle want them to have the dog put down, they will but they won't be happy about it at all. My Aunt said no, she's just worried now about the 2 young kids living there. She said that ever since this happened none of the dogs have been outside.
Now I'm waiting to hear back from my mom to see when my Aunt is going to have the surgery. I feel so sorry for her