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A South Carolina mom who had both her arms amputated after being savagely mauled by three pit bulls has received the devastating news that she won’t be able to get prosthetic limbs due to the severity of her wounds.
Kyleen Waltman, 39, was critically injured when she was attacked by the dogs on a sidewalk in Honea Path northwest of Columbia on March 21.
“We thought her right shoulder was going to be good and they were able to fit it with a prosthetic, well yesterday they found an infection in the bone and had to remove more of the bone,” Amy wrote.
“So now she will not be able to have regular prosthetics on either shoulder,” she wrote.
She said her family would be going to court Thursday for the appearance of the dogs’ owner, Justin Minor, who faces three misdemeanor charges of owning a dangerous animal that attacked and injured a human, rabies control violation and dangerous animal not permitted beyond premises unless restrained.
“It could’ve been prevented,” Wynne has said. “If the dogs were locked up or if the dogs were chained up, or if they were never there to begin with, this would’ve never happened.”
A shoulder level amputation is one of the most traumatic surgeries a person can undergo.
This woman had bilateral shoulder level amputations.
She’s 38 years old and a mother of three, and now will spend the rest of her life without arms.
Imagine being the mother if three children and never being able to help them get dressed or brush their teeth or cook them a meal or hug them ever again.
I think I’d rather let sepsis set in and take me.
According to previous news reports:
Kyleen Waltman, 38-year-old mother of three, was attacked by the dogs about 10:30 a.m. Monday in Honea Path, her sister, Sheena Green, told WYFF News 4.
“This is the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen,” Kyleen’s sister Amy Wynne said.
She said a man found Waltman in a ditch still being attacked.
Green said the man had to go get a gun and shoot it in the air to get the dogs off of Waltman.
The owner in this case is a piece of shit, but a $5,000 fine and 36 months in jail wasn’t enough of a deterrent to keep him from owning these dogs.
I keep saying it, I see a pit bull off its lead, I’m not going to shoot a gun into the air and scare it off. I’m going to put a bullet right through its center of mass and finish it off.