BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Doctors have been working for days to save the leg of 15-year-old Jaxon Ronsonet. Thursday night, we learned those efforts have been unsuccessful.
Jaxon was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday night, but doctors called off the procedure after finding a serious infection. The next day, they made the call to amputate the badly damaged leg. Surgeons will begin that process Friday.
Jaxon's leg was mauled by a pit bull last week when he tried to save his younger brother, Bently, from an attack outside their home on Shady Ln.
Bently was bitten on the bottom, foot, and face. Family members said it could have been much worse if it had not been for the heroism of Jaxon.
The Humane Society of South Mississippi said the dog that attacked the boys was euthanized Tuesday.