Life support

Woman mutilated by dogs on life support continues to fight for her life, family say

ABBEVILLE COUNTY, SC (WHNS/Gray News) – A South Carolina woman continues to fight for her life at a local hospital after she was attacked by three dogs earlier this month.

The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office said a woman, later identified as Kyleen Waltman, was violently attacked outside a home in Abbeville County on March 21.

WHNS reports on March 23, her family wrote that she was in critical condition and doctors were watching her closely, according to an update on a GoFundMe account for Waltman.

Initially, deputies said a witness managed to lead the dogs away from Waltman to prevent them from mutilating her further.

On Sunday, his family wrote that doctors were keeping Waltman sedated so she wouldn’t aggravate his spinal cord trying to move.

Waltman was also on a ventilator, according to the family. She does most of the work herself. However, his blood pressure increases while his oxygen level drops.

On Tuesday, the family said doctors woke Waltman up and she could see and talk to her daughters and her mother.

Waltman was to have a prosthetic fit in his right arm. However, according to his family, doctors had to remove his arm from his shoulder due to a detected infection.

The woman’s sister said Waltman is a mother of three and recently became a grandmother. At times she did well in the hospital, but was eventually put back on life support.

The dogs involved in the attack were seized by Abbeville County Animal Control, and police said their investigation is still ongoing.

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