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Ky. boy recovering after pit bull bites off nose

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 09:56 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 10-year-old western Kentucky boy whose face was mauled in a pit bull attack is recovering in a Louisville hospital after doctors reattached his nose.

A veterinarian in Henderson euthanized the dog after the attack and recovered the nose from the dog’s stomach on Wednesday.

The boy, Matthew Weaver, was in good condition after undergoing surgery at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The boy’s great-uncle, Rick Evans, said Friday he has seen a photo of the boy’s reattached nose and it “looks as good as you can possibly imagine after something like that.”

But doctors have told the family they’ll have to wait a few days to see if the nose successfully reattaches to his face, Evans said.

Police said the boy was visiting friends at a home in Henderson County Wednesday when the dog attacked him.

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