They don’t stitch up dog bites

Wednesday I get a call from my ex who says our child has just been bitten by the neighbor dog. I dashed over there and beings that we live far from town the Urgent care center was long past closed so we had to drive 20 miles to a hospital in the city. The mother called my ex and said the dog nipped our child. They gave our child a dirty dish rag and told them they needed to walk home. Walk home? Nip? Our child was attacked and through the sobs said the dog started attacking and wouldn’t stop and kept biting and biting. Blood was everywhere, arm gash, shoulder gash, deep side wounds, so the dog was obviously going for the organs, back scratches. The father beat the dog in front of all these kids. My child had to walk home, it was awful. Four hours later we left the emergency room, antibiotics needed and more trips to the doctors to come. My ex called the mother who then started crying that the dog was only a puppy (quite a big bull mastiff) The police went to the home at 11:00 where 7 kids said their mommy and daddy weren’t at home but one child did tell the police that their mommy had gone to the home but the lady slammed the door in her face. First off that is irrelevant, secondly My ex barely had time to call me and we left for the hospital. We could only hope we had been there to slam the door. My ex was breathing fire and lighting bolts were shooting from her hair. What do I do? I’m a concerned daddy. I want to talk to the dog owners. The mother said the kids were teasing the dog and my child said no dad, the three of us were sitting on the couch watching TV and the dog jumped on the couch and started growling. My child was probably sitting in that dog’s spot. Had the mother brought my child home said she was attacked and what could she do, would’ve made a better situation but now we have to go the legal route and it’s sad. Had this been their younger sister, she wouldn’t have been able to protect herself and could’ve been killed. Lucky we didn’t have any facial injuries, remember, no stitching dog bites. Cheers!

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