"Touch and Go"
Cuba, MO - In a developing story, a mother tells KVOM.com about a pit bull attack that left her 7-year old daughter Lexi with permanently disfiguring injuries. Debbie Middleton states: "(The pit bull) totally broke her eye bone; it was totally broken. (The dog) crushed her check bone into a thousand pieces the way the doctor was talking." Middleton said her daughter's condition, who is currently in the intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital, was "touch and go."
Lexi had been playing with a friend when the neighbor's pit bull attacked -- information is still unfolding about the details of the attack.1 Middleton said, "She come over and said my dog just attacked your daughter. So I went over there, I see her face, it was horrible," Middleton said. "The guy said he couldn't get the dog off of her." The dog left puncture wounds in the child's neck and broke out her teeth. Middleton said that she could no longer recognize her daughter.
The Middleton family has no health insurance, and the pit bull owner likely had no coverage on the dog. Please click a thumbnail to see a larger image of Lexi in the hospital.
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