When Animals Attack: Texas Woman Loses Both Legs And Most Fingers From Dog Bite Infection

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Woman Loses Legs And Fingers From Dog Bite Infection

A 48-year-old Texas woman recently faced a near death experience after a failed attempt to break up fighting family dogs during the holidays resulted in a dog bite that landed her in the hospital fighting for her life.

via Fox News

A Texas dog lover and mother of four lost her legs and almost all of her fingers after she suffered a rare infection from a dog bite on Christmas.

48-year-old Robin Sullins was left fighting for her life after doctors say she experienced a rare reaction to bacteria in dog saliva, My FoxAustin.com reports.

Sullins’ family says on a web page set up to raise donations for her care that she was bitten on the finger and scratched on the leg while trying to break up a squabble between family dogs on Christmas.

Two days later she was taken to the emergency room with a fever, chills, and vomiting.

“By late Saturday night, early Sunday morning, she was pretty much on life support. We’re talking respirator, dialysis, feeding tube, being kept alive,” her mother Carole Wilson told MyFoxAustin.com.

Her family says doctors were at first baffled by her symptoms, as Sullins grew worse. Sullins’ organs began failing and her hands and feet grew black and blue.

Doctors were forced to amputate both of Sullins’ legs below the knee and nearly all of her fingers.

Sounds like this woman was blessed to have survived this bizarre infection.

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