A teenager who saved his younger brother from a pit bull attack will have to have his leg amputated, his mother said in a Facebook post.
Tiffany Ronsonet posted the news Thursday about her son, Jaxon Ronsonet, 15. The teen and his brother Bentley were attacked by a pit bull on Nov. 10 in Biloxi. Jaxon has been at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans since the attack as doctors have tried to save his leg.
“The latest update on Jaxon is that after meeting with the entire team of vascular, orthopedic and plastic surgeons who have worked on him since he got here last week, we have decided it would be in his best interest to proceed with the amputation of his left leg due to the infection that has set into the leg,” Ronsonet wrote.
“The doctors have done everything possible to try to save his leg and Jaxon fought a good fight himself.”
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Ronsonet went on to say the surgery to remove Jaxon’s leg was scheduled to begin 1 p.m. Friday, with a second phase scheduled for Sunday.
“This decision has been a lot for us to take in and process, so we ask everyone please continue to keep Jaxon in your prayers at this very difficult time for him.
“That you all again so much!”
The dog that attacked the boys was euthanized earlier this week.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with Jaxon and Bentley’s medical bills.