Duck Dynasty matriarch Kay Robertson is recovering after suffering a gruesome dog bite to her face. Her husband, Phil Robertson shared the story of the injury on his podcast, Unashamed, Wednesday (June 23).
According to Phil, the incident happened late at night. He recalls being sound asleep when his wife woke him and told him she needed to go to the hospital.
“I was lying there. I felt this shake and look up. [Miss Kay’s] standing there right beside the bed, and in her left hand is a cloth on her mouth,” Phil recalled. “She said, ‘You might have to carry me to the doctor.'”
Phil then told Miss Kay to move the rag from her face. When she did, he wasn’t prepared for what he saw.
“I’m looking at her top lip was split in two, about a quarter of an inch. That’s a big cut…it’s on the top left,” Phil said. “Her bottom lip, over on the right side, there was just a chunk gone. So, bleeding profusely is an understatement.”
Kay then explained that the injury was the result of a dog bite. She told Phil that she was going to kiss her dog, Bobo, goodnight. But, she wasn’t aware that the dog was asleep.
“I thought he was awake and just relaxing. I went over and bent down to wish him a good sleep,” Phil recalled Kay saying. “When I woke him up he just come at me.”
Phil knew he had to get Miss Kay to the hospital immediately. Upon arrival at the hospital, “they stitched it all up and pulled it together.” But, the injury will likely leave Miss Kay with significant scars.
Despite her injuries, Miss Kay was only trying to see the good in the situation, according to her son Alan.
“She told me this morning, ‘Well you know what? I’ve been thinking about trying to pull all the positives from what happened. One of the things is that I’ll really be able to relate to Mia now because we’re gonna share this’,” Kay said referencing her granddaughter who was born with a cleft lip.
Phil Robertson praised his wife for her calmness in the midst of the incident. “What impressed me was that she never cried. She was just calm.”
Miss Kay is now at home recovering and doing well. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.
Hear Phil, Alan and Jase Robertson recount the story in the video below.