Wednesday, August 31, 2016

IREDELL COUNTY NC - RYDER WELLS, 2, HAS ENDURED 40 PROCEDURES SINCE HE WAS ATTACKED BY 2 ROTTWEILERS LAST THANKSGIVING

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Two-year-old Ryder has spent the last nine months fighting through one battle after another. Thanksgiving will mark one year since the Iredell County toddler was brutally attacked by dogs.
Earlier this week, Ryder had another surgery to add to his list of nearly 40 procedures. His mother, Brittany Wells, spoke with WBTV by video chat as Ryder recovered in the hospital at Duke University. 
“I’m devastated. I just want for him to be able to catch a break,” she said. 
Monday, doctors worked on Ryder’s third facial skin graft. Two have already failed and the fate of this one is still questionable.
“We had several doctors come in at one time, and they don’t think part of the graft looks good. So we’re running into some of the same issues that we had before,” Wells said. 
The day after thanksgiving, Ryder and his family were visiting friends near Raleigh when two dogs attacked the little boy in the back yard. The process hasn’t only been grueling physically, but also emotionally. 
“We were in Walmart the other day and they were actually laughing and making fun of him because they said he only had one eye,” Well said. 
Right now, there's no word on how long Ryder will have to stay in the hospital, but Brittany can only pray this surgery works so her son can get back to being a kid.
“Luckily he’s too young to know he’s being laughed at. But he will look different for a very very long time,” she said. 
Because Ryder needs constant care and hospital visits, Brittany has not been able to work. If you're interested in helping the family out, click here.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. That people are laughing at this injured little baby. Despicable!

Anonymous said...

What kind of low-life, defective people would laugh at this poor babe's horrific injuries? I recently had a neighbourhood idiot literally screaming at me because I called him on his absurd claim that Staffies were bred to catch rats in open pit mines and have nothing to do with dogfighting. Stories like this one are exactly why I won't shut up.
—AMinYVR