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Niagara Falls boy's long road to recovery after rottweilers attack

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 19:13:13-04

A family member says 7-year old Kaden Mitchell has a long road to recovery, after two vicious rottweilers attacked him nearly two weeks ago.

The boy's grandfather, Roy Gregory said Kaden is slowly making progress. Family members thought they had lost him after the two dogs bit him. Reportedly he was running to a trampoline at his babysitter's home in Niagara Falls when it happened.

"They tore up his head pretty good. He has spinal damage. There isn't a place on his body that isn't punctured, scraped, or bruised," Gregory said.

Kaden has more than 400 stitches in his head. Doctors had to re-attach his ears and put a stint in his neck to keep blood flowing to his brain. They even had to replace his tear ducts with tubes.

Just two weeks ago the 7-year old was in a coma at Buffalo Women and Children's Hospital. Today he's learning how to walk all over again.

"They want him to get stronger so they postpone the operation until Wednesday," Gregory said.

Since being in the hospital Kaden has had a stroke. The stroke makes it difficult for him to walk and talk. Doctors are now expected to take a skin graph from his lower body to place over open wounds in the back of his head.

"I don't know how many operations he's going to need. he's going to need therapy. he's going to going to continuously be doing down to children's," Gregory said. 

The family has been getting a lot of support from across the country, which has helped Kaden's mom, who's a single parent. The support is making it possible for her to be by her son's side.

The family has setup this GoFundMe Page: https://www.gofundme.com/2k7yc5w