Aussie vet Chris Nance’s wife is battling for life after suffering a massive head injury during a routine checkup.
Key points:Chris Nance was attacked while checking a dog for parasitesChris Nances wife, Amanda, is fighting for her life in hospitalThe vet was rushed to hospital but has now been transferred to intensive careChris Nanced’s wife, who suffered head trauma, is in intensive careThe pair, who live in Aussie capital Canberra, are both in a serious condition in hospital with a high temperature and severe brain injury.
They were checking a large dog at a pet store in the suburb of Glenelg when Mr Nance, 56, and his wife were attacked by the dog.
They managed to get him to a vet, but his wife suffered massive head trauma and is now in intensive hospital.
Mr Nance has been in intensive treatment for several days after the attack.
“I have a terrible pain in my neck and I feel like I’ve been kicked in the stomach,” he said.
“It feels like a giant kick, but I don’t feel it, it’s just really numb.”
There are so many things I can’t do and my wife is in the hospital.
“She is in a bad way and there are a lot of problems that we are facing.”
Mr Nances first wife, a nurse, is also in hospital.
He says they have been in constant communication since the attack, which happened when he was out with his family to help them move a large garden in the yard.
“We are in a state of shock and disbelief that it could happen to us, that someone could do this,” he explained.
“You can’t really comprehend it.”
The last few days have been extremely tough, we haven’t eaten, we can’t walk or do anything.
“But we have had to be very strong, especially my wife, she is really fragile.”
All the doctors and nurses have come and helped her, we have also been in contact with my friends.
“Mr Farrar says he’s been shocked and shocked at the reaction to the incident.”
Chris is a wonderful man, so I have great sympathy for him,” he told ABC Radio Canberra.”
As an Australian I think it is a very sad situation for all of us, and it will take a long time to get our lives back on track.”‘
He’s my son’: Amanda’s mother is devastated over her husband’s deathMr Nanced is in his second week in intensive intensive care after being taken to hospital.
His wife Amanda, who was also treated, is still in intensive-care.
She said she was told she was in a stable condition and had no life-threatening symptoms.”
Ms Nance said the couple had spent most of their lives in Canberra.”
They’ve given us so much hope, we are so thankful for all their efforts and they are helping us a lot.”
Ms Nance said the couple had spent most of their lives in Canberra.
Ms Nances mother, Mary Nance-Dawson, said she has been through similar tragedies before and believes it was the right thing to do.
“For a man to get attacked like that is very sad, it really is,” she told ABC Canberra.