Boy's horrific injuries after being mauled by dog in home: 'Pool of blood'
Xavier Carr’s family was dog-sitting a Belgian Malinois on March 2 when the pet suddenly lunged at the toddler.
WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: A three-year-old boy has suffered horrific injuries after being viciously mauled by a dog in his own home.
Xavier Carr’s family was dog-sitting a Belgian Malinois on March 2 when the pet suddenly lunged at the toddler, almost ripping his arm off.
The little boy’s dad, Joshua Carr, from Ohio in the US, has recalled the terrifying moment he rushed over to his son when he heard him “screaming at the top of his lungs”.
“There was a huge puddle of blood underneath of him,” he told local publication WKRC-TV.
“As cliche as it sounds, I immediately thought of Grey's Anatomy, and I took my belt off that I was wearing and wrapped it around his arm to stop the bleeding as I was calling 911.”
Doctors have reportedly credited the dad's quick thinking with saving his son’s life. Xavier has now undergone multiple operations in a bid to reconnect his limb, which was only connected to the rest of his body by two inches of muscle and skin.
Boy attacked by dog to have 'many' more surgeries
Xavier’s parents have created a GoFundMe to help them pay for his growing medical bills. So far, they have raised A$2,392.
“He has already gone under MANY surgeries with MANY more to come. Including the reconstruction of the arm taking the skin, nerves, and muscles from other parts of his body to reconstruct the arm back together," it reads.
“The goal of raising funds is to provide Xavier with all the help that he can get with medical bills for the rest of his life, therapy, physical therapies and much much more!
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“Our family has already received a tremendous amount of support and prayers helping us through this tragic time and do not want the support to stop. Xavier is going to be dealing with this tragedy for the rest of his life.”
The family are hopeful that Xavier will be able to regain some function in his arm. The dog has reportedly been put down.
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