On Friday, June 24, 2022, a 3-year-old girl was attacked by a dog in Glasgow, England. Upset, her mother Paula Gaughan delivered the drama that could have cost little Stella her life.
A terrible story … Stella, a 3-year-old British girl was attacked by a dog who crushed his face. While she suffered deep wounds and severe bruises during this horrific mutilation, little Stella has to undergo cosmetic surgery. To the website, NeedToKnow.onlinehis mother, Paula Gaughan, said: “It was the worst call I have ever received. At first I thought she was hitting her head or falling – I did not think for a minute that she could have been attacked. I was completely disbelieving as my brain could not process the information. It was torture to know I was not there to help.“
Paula Gaughan at first thought her daughter might have gotten a cut or a bruise. “After finding out that she had received severe lacerations to her face, I was crushed. Stella ate a packet of chips and fed the crumbs to the dog. She knocked them to the floor so he could easily reach them. There was no indication that the dog was unhappy when it wagged its tail – but then she laid her head on her back. Suddenly he growled and begged Stella“, she remembered. The little girl was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors immediately began treating her. On Instagram, her mother shared a video where we can see her injuries. In the caption, she wrote:”The medical team kept saying they were very lucky because if the dog’s teeth sank a little higher, his eye would have popped out. Her face was black and blue with bruises and she also got a concussion when she fell on the concrete due to the dog’s force.“
Paula Gaughan: ‘She wants to be a scar for life’
Quickly, a long laceration on Stella’s cheek became infected and she was prescribed strong antibiotics before being given a tetanus injection. Trauma doctors later said the little girl should have had surgery right away. She is due to undergo plastic surgery this summer in an attempt to avoid scarring. In conclusion, her mother added: “It is difficult to see her face after the accident due to the injuries she sustained as she will be scarred for life and her perfect little face is damaged.“