Kyle Dyer, 9News anchor, needs seventy stitches after on-air dog bite

Kyle Dyer.
Kyle Dyer, the 9News anchor bitten by a dog on live TV, has a private Facebook page. But privacy was tough to maintain after the Today show featured a report about the incident and efforts by the station to suppress the video of this shocking but newsworthy event failed. No surprise, then, that Dyer's post about her condition has now become public.

According to 7News and plenty of other outlets by now, Dyer revealed over the weekend that she required seventy stitches to close wounds to her lips and nose inflicted by Max, an Argentine mastiff who had been saved from an icy pond the previous day in a daring rescue televised to 9News viewers.

"I am unable to talk because my mouth is stitched shut to allow for the skin graft to take and get the blood circulating in my lips again," she wrote, adding, "I return to the doctor this coming week and expect another procedure in the next few weeks."

The 9News website is among the few places this information cannot be found. The most recent item featuring Dyer, dated February 11, spotlights notes to her from the station's morning crew. But while there's certainly an argument to be made that sharing the information would better serve viewers, who are understandably concerned about Dyer, an extremely popular personality, the outlet is certainly within its rights to report about the story on its own terms. The line only gets crossed when 9News attempts to impose its standards on other news purveyors -- and with even the Denver Post, the station's longtime partner, publishing these lines, that doesn't appear to be the case this time around.

Surprisingly, though, the Post piece omits the following Facebook addendum from Dyer: "Again, I can't say thank you enough for all of your notes and prayers of encouragement and love. They give me great strength, which along with my faith, will see me through a successful recovery!"

That's a sentiment everyone can get behind.

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Pcpetercyn
Pcpetercyn

I wish there was as much concern for Kyle's recovery as there is for as there is for Max's trauma

Hitler
Hitler

Is there a place where we can drop off a dog bone and a squeaky toy for Max?   

jc
jc

I hope she makes a fast recovery and yes its sad but I have to agree with certain people on this we all know you don't ever put your face in a dogs face specially a dog that you don't know that was a very dumb move

Light Rail Tattler
Light Rail Tattler

How much did Lakewood spend rescuing a Dog at large?It is a violation of health and hospital rules to treat a Dog inside an ambulance as if the Dog were human.If the Dog were human how much would the paramedics charge the human?If the Dog were human how much would search and rescue charge the human?What's the bill? How much? Are the paramedics being disciplined? Why not?How much an hour did the 9News turbine powered helicopter cost filming the Dog rescue?Why did 9News bring an at large Dog in the studio and risk injury to employees?The Dog mauled her face. The world's best plastic surgeon will never be able to restore her face.Please Google: RTD Light Rail Train Derailment 

BDub
BDub

The dog mauled her face? A bite on the lip and nose is hardly a "mauling"...

They're making such a big deal about this whole situation that it's ridiculous...

I hope everything heals up for her, but she and 9News need to take some responsibility for this as well...

Light Rail Tattler
Light Rail Tattler

Q) What do you call a jaw full of razor sharp teeth clamping down on a face at 2,000 lbs p.s.i. and so far 8 hours of surgery?

A) A mauling.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Again?

JustSayin
JustSayin

Careful Robert.  We could say the same thing about your postings.

Eric
Eric

Not to be callous, or sound insensitive to what has happened to Kyle, but man, NEVER put your face down to a dog that is not yours. Terrible incident to be sure and I hope Kyle makes a full and speedy recovery!

Bear
Bear

That is very true, Eric but what if Kyle had been a three or four or five year old child who can't be expected to know any better. The owner should know; protect and inform those who don't. Any beast that sensitive to human interaction needs to be restrained (caged, muzzled) at all times.

Hitler
Hitler

I agree, I think this goes back to the owners responsibility.     

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