Family of Maria Fernandez said they still can't believe how she and her son could be attacked by four pit bulls.
"I can't imagine it. I could see it, could not believe it," Fernandez's sister Guadalupe Vela said.
Vela said she recently arrived from Texas and visited her sister Tuesday. She said Fernandez suffered numerous injuries from the vicious attack.
"She's got her legs and hands all bitten from the dogs," Vela explained.
Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators said 77-year-old Fernandez and her son Juan Fernandez, 54, were attacked in their back yard last week by the pit bulls. Vela said Maria Fernandez managed to get inside her house after being attacked, but Juan Fernandez wasn't able to escape and bled to death.
"She knew that all those dogs would not leave her alone," Vela said.
VELA SAID HER SISTER'S WRISTS, LEGS AND TOES ARE BROKEN, but she is slowly recovering and was transferred out of ICU at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
"The good thing is my sister is ok," Vela said.
Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives said the investigation into the incident continues and no charges have been filed against the dogs owners.
Vela said her sister is now alone after losing her son and doesn't have the money to bury him.
"We are trying to make a car wash, whatever we can get," Vela said. "It's real expensive."