Centreville boy mauled by dog

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CENTREVILLE — A Centreville boy is recovering in a Baton Rouge hospital after being mauled by a dog.

Grayson Greene, 7, was at the residence of a family friend in Zachary, La., when an American bulldog bit and pulled 10 inches of flesh from his right leg, his father Eric Greene said.

“The flesh was pulled all the way to the muscle, 3-4 inches wide, so you saw nothing but muscle and veins,” Eric Greene said. “It’s a miracle, but there’s no muscle damage.”

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Grayson, a student at Centreville Academy, is recovering at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

“A lot of the flesh was ripped off, but they were able to save about 80 percent of what was ripped off, and 20 percent will need to come back,” Eric said.

Grayson has been able to come away from the attack without any infection, Eric said, and that will be the primary concern moving forward.

“The main thing people can do is pray for no infection,” he said. “If they think about it, just take a minute to ask the Lord — and we know the Lord is in a great position — to use medicine and prayers to bring healing to (Grayson).”