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Single mother loses both legs and an arm after Shih Tzu bites her hand


Christine Caron never thought that an innocent dog bite would lead to her becoming a paraplegic. The Canadian single mother of four was playfully tussling with her Shih Tzu when the dog bit her hand.

According to CBCS News, Caron didn’t think much of the small bite and went to sleep without receiving treatment. However, once Caron woke up, her feet and hands were swollen and black.

When she was rushed to the hospital, she was put into an induced coma for over a month. Doctors discovered a disease-causing bacteria from her dog’s saliva in her blood stream. The bacteria cut off blood circulation to her nose, toes and fingers. Doctors said that they had no choice but to amputate both of her legs and one of her arms.

Carson is facing high medical bills because she doesn’t have health care. However, a fundraiser, Caring for Chris, has raised over $35,000 thus far.


  1. Dirk on August 7, 2013 at 2:09 am

    What happened to the dog?!

  2. Tasha Nilsen on August 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I thought Canada had a National Health Plan? If so, why does she have hospital bills?