You might well agree that this is about the oddest thing someone could be thankful for. Not only did a dog manage to eat part of her face, it ate into her bone too! But the dog may not have been being bad and it’s death might not be that justified! Read on and let us know what you think…
In a strange twist of events a woman who had part of her face eaten off by her dog is linking the events that followed to saving her life. Sadly the dogs life was ended and she lost part of her sight in the process.
Wendy Hamriding, 53, is an alcoholic. She knocked herself unconscious when she fell down her stairs (not sure if this was related to alcohol). While unconscious reports are saying that her Rhodesian Ridgeback cross named Cassie tried to wake her. Cassie became more and more frantic until she started nibbling at Wendy’s blood covered face. She nibbled so much that she had eaten the right eye and bone around the socket.
Wendy woke in excruciating pain two hours later.
She was immediately taken to hospital for what turned out to be multiple surgeries and a three month stay. Cassie was put down for her part in the event.
Flesh from her leg and stomach was used to reconstruct her face. Also during the surgery she ended up losing sight in her left eye despite being able to see from it at the beginning of the hospital stay.
Two years later work was done to restore the sight in her left eye with a procedure called odonto-keratoprothesis. They took one of her canine teeth and shaped it to become an optical cylinder that was implanted into her left eye. It partially restored her sight!
Cassie saved her life according to Wendy. It put an end to her alcoholism. She said she lost her dog and her sight but that was better than losing her life and that she would rather be blind than dead.
She is now dedicated to working with addicts.
Details sourced from News.com.au - http://bit.ly/K2G3o0
Do you think Cassie should have been killed?