7-year-old Randa Westbrook was released from Intensive Care Thursday and is recovering from the wounds she received in a dog attack on Wednesday.
Randa is in stable condition and is expected to be released on Saturday.
The drain in her neck has been removed and she got some special visitors on Friday. Lubbock firefighters and members of the Texas Tech basketball team stopped by to say hello to Randa and her family.
Randa spent three hours in surgery Wednesday night. Her mother, Lindsey Westbrook, says the dog ripped Randa's neck, tearing some of her muscles. Randa had to have plastic surgery.
"She had deep gashes on her right cheek, she had a couple of punctures in her throat, her ear was pretty much just hanging... She had deep lacerations in the corner of her eye," Lindsey said.
Randa was rescued by her neighbor, Steve Cortez.
"It could have been so much worse. If Steve hadn't have seen her, I really believe that dog would have never let her go. And we wouldn't be here today with her," Lindsey said.
But after all her daughter has been through, Lindsey says this is just the beginning.
"In about a year, they're going to reassess and see if she needs further surgery, or dermabrasion, or how extensive the damage is," she said.
A Randa Westbrook Benefit fund has been set up at Wells Fargo. If you would like to help with hospital expenses, visit any Wells Fargo location.
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