Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kim Richards had just HAD a nose job. Then her daughter got a puppy, a pit bull. Well, now the puppy lives with her. She expressed that she would have chosen something smaller, one of those little yappy dogs.
"Sometimes when he (pit bull puppy) gets excited, I'm scared".
Well, Pit bull puppy got really excited, and decided to do an overhaul of Kim's new nose. Lucky for Kim, she can just go back to the surgeon, and have them fix up the damage.
Not all who sacrifice a body part to a pit bull are so lucky.
The current statistic is, every five days in the U.S.A., somebody suffers a dismemberment from a pit bull.
Along with the pain and suffering, the process of going through perhaps several medical procedures, there is a grieving process similar to grieving death on what was lost. Many victims will mourn to loose their former self, and the the physical loss of the function and ability. The loss of a body part may be accompanied by a loss of a positive body image, and it can have devastating effects on a person's identity and self esteem.
This is just a sample of media reports involving dismemberments. Some victims do not survive these injuries.
Fingers and Toes
September 24, 2009: Pit Bull chews off Baby's toes
May 18, 2010 Pit-bull Finger Chomp results in 300K settlement
January 20, 2013: Pit bull bites off Woman's thumb
February 12, 2013: Pit Bull bites off finger
Injuries to Cheeks and lips are the most common dog bite injury.
The Center for Disease Control reports that it is an increasing problem. Most injuries were soft tissue related, however more severe bites and injuries were observed in attacks from the pit-bull and Rottweiler breeds."
Medical notes on the reconstruction of Raul Carrizales's cheek (In Spanish). The above illustration is of the ground breaking medical procedure that closed the open gash that exposed his teeth and jaw.
January 12, 2012 Disfigured woman suffers discrimination
April 12, 2002 Man's nose torn off in pit bull attack
January 9, 2013: Pit bull bites off 10-year old's nose.
This is a horrifically long list of this specific kind of horrific injury for which pit bulls seem to have an innate talent for. "Lucky" is the victim to survive this kind of injury.
August 8, 2013: Pit Bull Bites Off Part of Man's Tongue
May 31, 2013: Most of Linda Henry's scalp was ripped from her skull. She underwent skin grafts this week to replace the skin on her head. Henry said she was once a pit bull lover, but she now believes that breed of dog should be banned from her community.
November 23, 2013: Fundraiser set for amputee in Sun City. This woman lost her leg as a child in an incident with a pit bull, and now advocates for them.
April 13, 2011: Girl looses her ear in a pit bull attack
May 10, 2013: Pit Bull rips off Teen Girl's Ear
Jan 31, 2017 : LILBURN, GA – A 7-year-old boy is recovering after two pit bulls attacked him and ripped off both of his ears.
|Prayers to St. Agatha|
June 14, 2002: Pit bull attacks two women, rips breasts, arms, and legs.
September 1, 2004: Pit bull Bites Off Man's Genitals
April 8, 2010: Baby attacked by two pit bulls (bites off testicles)
November 2, 2013: Man dies after pit bull bites off testicles
November 21, 2013: Pit bull Severs Genitals in Yonkers.
|Milagros are little charms used in prayers for ailing body parts, |
or what those body parts symbolically represent.