The 11-year-old Florida girl who had her upper lip savagely torn off by a friend’s dog has recently been released from the hospital. The girl named Jacklyn Tucker has her mouth still sewed shut after surgeons used a piece of her bottom lip to replace the tissue that was savagely ripped off when the animal attacked her.
However, her father said that she is good spirits and is showing good progress towards the road of recovery from the horrific incident. According to doctors at Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, Jacklyn underwent a four hour surgery for the repair of her damaged lip, her left cheek and her nose after her body rejected the grafts that doctors had previously attached. She was discharged from the hospital after two and a half weeks of treatment following a dog attack.
Once discharged, she posted a message on her Facebook profile, acknowledging the support and from the community, which has raised money for her medical care and treatment.
Jacklyn, from Royal Palm Beach, was at a friend’s house for a sleepover when she fell off the couch and the family’s Jack Russell Terrier-English Bulldog cross punched ravaging her face. Her doctor said that Jacklyn’s was the worst dog bite he has ever treated.