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Woman Who Had Both Arms Ripped Off, Scalped & Colon Torn Out In Dog Attack Released From Hospital

A mother-of-three, 38, who lost both of her arms, had her colon torn, her scalp ripped, and her eyelid pulled from her face has been discharged from hospital following 7 weeks of surgery.


Kaylee Waltman was brutally mauled by three dogs, leaving her with horrendous life changing injuries
Kaylee Waltman was brutally mauled by three dogs, leaving her with horrendous life changing injuries

38-year-old Kaylee Waltman was almost killed on March 21 when she was the victim of a brutal dog attack, the mother-of-three was walking home from her boyfriend's house on Honea Path Road in Abbeville County, South Carolina, when she was mauled by three dogs - two pit bulls and a German shepherd.



Ms Waltman passed out during the horrific attack, the dogs bit her so hard that they tore through the skin on her head, leaving her skull visible, the crazed animals also tore off her eyelid and chewed into her colon


Miraculously her life was saved when local farmer Avery Presley kicked one of the dogs and fired his gun into the air, forcing them to flee.


Kaylee Waltman has been discharged from hospital after 7 weeks of intense surgery
Kaylee Waltman has been discharged from hospital after 7 weeks of intense surgery

All three of the dogs were euthanized after the attack and their owner, 36-year-old Justin Minor has been arrested and charged with multiple offences relating to keeping dangerous dogs.


After seven long weeks of intensive surgery, Ms Waltman has now been released from the hospital and has returned to her mother's house, her sister, Amy Wynne explained to supporters on a Go Fund Me page on Tuesday.



"It's been rough, but we've been trying to get her settled into her new life", Amy said in an update on the fundraising platform. "She is a talker, lol... She is running our poor mama ragged to say the least."


According to Ms Wynne, Ms Waltman still has several more surgeries to endure - including having her shoulder re-grafted and getting further grafts to try and avoid her losing her leg.


Kaylee Waltman pictured with her mother Diane Johnson
Kaylee Waltman pictured with her mother Diane Johnson

Ms Wynne added: "The leg is healing, but they have to pull her muscle up from her calf and see if that is gonna work. They did graft around the wound to see if it'll take, and it did."


Kaylee Waltman has so far been rejected for Medicaid and disability coverage, leaving her 61-year-old mother, Diane Johnson as her full-time carer. They are hoping to get an in-home care nurse soon due to the number of donations received from members of the public.


So far, the family has raised nearly $300,000 to help cover Ms Waltman's medical expenses, the 38-year-old has already undergone more than a dozen surgeries.



Surgeons have had to amputate both of her arms as well as remove her colon, they even had to remove her shoulder bones, meaning it might be impossible for her to get prosthetic arms.


Doctors had to wait for almost a month after the attack before they could properly treat her as they had to wait for an infection from the bites to subside before they could stitch up the wounds on her scalp and forehead.


Ms Wynne told reporters that "Doctors had to put 109 staples in the front of her head and at least 90 staples in the back of her head", she also added that a trachea tube had to be inserted into her throat because the bacteria from the dog's mouth had got into her esophagus.


The owner of the dogs, 36-year-old Justin Minor has been arrested and charged with multiple offences
The owner of the dogs, 36-year-old Justin Minor has been arrested and charged with multiple offences

Due to the extent of her injuries, Ms Waltman also lost her vocal chords, leaving her now only able to speak using a voice-generated box.


The family said that Ms Waltman almost died three times - on the helicopter, in the ambulance, and on the operating table.



Ms Wynne added: "They had to put in a colostomy bag and her appendix shut down and they put her on dialysis. Doctors are hoping to regrow the tissue for her colon." "By the grace of God she has no brain damage," she added.


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