An aged care worker who was savagely attacked by a dog in a horrific 20-minute attack is still too ill to understand the severity of her life-changing injuries, friends have revealed.
Lynda Watson, 51 years old, appeared on a client’s property in Condell Park, in Sydneysouthwest shortly before 1:00 pm last Tuesday when it was suddenly attacked by a French mastiff.
The dog repeatedly bit Watson on the chest and limbs, and a group of nearby merchants rushed to save her after hearing her screams.
The tradies threw a container and rocks at the dog before police officers finally arrived and subdued the animal with a Taser.
Lynda Watson (pictured), 51, turned up at a client’s property in Condell Park, south-west Sydney, last Tuesday when she was suddenly attacked by a French Mastiff.
The mother-of-one reportedly has bandages covering 90 per cent of her body and will undergo a new procedure on Sunday night (pictured: Ms Watson in intensive care).
Ms Watson was rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition, while the dog was removed from the scene and later put down by council handlers.
the mother of one She remains in intensive care surrounded by her family, who rushed from the interstate to be at her bedside.
He reportedly has bandages covering 90 percent of his body and will undergo a new procedure Sunday night.
“Our dear friend Lynda has recently suffered a heartbreaking experience: she was the victim of a vicious dog attack that left her hospitalized in the ICU with multiple lacerations and a long road to recovery ahead,” wrote family spokesperson Peta. Banks. GoFundMe.
“In the wake of this traumatic incident, Lynda faces not only physical pain but also the daunting prospect of many months, if not years, of healing ahead.”
Banks revealed her friend had already undergone two lengthy operations to save her left arm and claimed she was lucky to be alive.
Ms Watson suffered “multiple bites” to her chest and arms in the terrifying attack.
“He faces many additional procedures… he has a long road of rehabilitation and recovery ahead of him,” Mrs Banks said. The Daily Telegraph.
The dog was normally locked in the yard, but was inside the house Tuesday when Watson showed up and started attacking her.
‘The owner of the house was present and tried to help. “I believe the dog belonged to the homeowner’s son and that he was not present during the attack,” Mrs. Banks told the publication.
Mrs Watson has been described as “one of the nicest people you will ever meet”.
“She is selfless and strong, with a loving son who has arrived from Melbourne, a sister from Queensland who has not left her side…she is loved by her family, friends, clients, colleagues and the community she is a part of.” part of,” Mrs. Banks added.
Watson’s niece Kiara previously told Daily Mail Australia the dog was a rescue animal.
“(My aunt) is extremely traumatized by the attack and the recovery time will be slow,” he said.
“She’s lucky to be alive.”
Despite initial reports the dog was an American pit bull terrier, the aggressive animal was a French mastiff.
Lynda Watson (pictured) is ‘lucky to be alive’, according to her family
Distressing images from the scene showed two officers standing behind a wall as onlookers shouted at them to take action.
“This has to stop now, you have to get her out of there, mate,” shouted a shopkeeper watching from behind a fence.
Seconds later, an officer fired a Taser. Then the animal started barking and someone shouted: ‘Where’s the ambulance?’
Emergency crews arrived shortly after.
Witnesses said there was little that could be done to help Mrs Dowell until the police arrived.
Dog handlers are pictured removing the animal from the property on Tuesday.
“Two shopkeepers stopped and were helping, but they couldn’t stop the dog from attacking the woman,” said neighbor Peter Burzynski.
One of the men who rushed to the woman’s aid, who identified himself only as Mohamad, said such dangerous animals should not be allowed.
“I started throwing rocks at him, I threw a crowbar at him, I threw small slabs of concrete at him, I threw a garbage container at him and the dog didn’t move. He continued sitting on the ground and (hitting the woman),” he said.
‘That dog shouldn’t be in public, especially a dog like that. “We all have children, it could have been any of our children, it could have been our mothers, our wives, anyone.”